Alicia Vikander - Rising Star
Just a month ago, you might have asked: “Who?” when you heard the name, Alicia Vikander. But after landing “Best Supporting Actress” at this year’s Oscars, everyone in the world now knows about this fascinating and very talented actress.
With an astonishing eight, count them—eight films released in 2015—it’s frankly going to be impossible to avoid the stunning 26-year-old Swede who, in the flesh, is like a cross between Natalie Portman and a young Julie Christie.
Vikander has been based in North London for the last four years, and by the end of 2015 she starred in [deep breath]: Seventh Son alongside Jeff Bridges and Game of Thrones hunk, Kit Harington; the artificial intelligence thriller, Ex Machina with Domhnall Gleeson (Unbroken); Tulip Fever alongside Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne and Unbroken’s lead Jack O’Connell; The Man from U.N.C.L.E with Henry Cavill and Hugh Grant; The Light Between Oceans with Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz; and her stunning performance as Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl with Eddie Redmayne, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.