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Maisie Williams wows Berlin

  • EFP Shooting Stars at Berlin 2015

The 2015 European Shooting Stars at the Berlinale Palast, Maisie Williams second from left. Photo copyright Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for EFP.

February 2015 | Berlinale

Maisie Williams has been the toast of Berlin Film Festival this week, attending as the UK’s 2015 representative in European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars.

Last night, Maisie walked the red carpet at the Berlinale Palast, alongside her fellow Shooting Stars from across Europe. She also got to meet awards presenter Natalie Portman - a real thrill because ballet lover Maisie is a huge fan of Black Swan.

Already much loved for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, Maisie, 17, also appears in Carol Morley’s 1960s-set drama The Falling, unveiled at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival which is being sold in Berlin’s European Film Market and opens in the UK in April.

Maisie said in Berlin: “I’m so thrilled and honoured to be a part of this year’s Shooting Stars during the Berlinale! It’s wonderful to have this shared experience with these tremendously talented artists from all over Europe.”

In the photo, from left to right, are Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick, Maisie Williams (UK), Natalie Portman, Natalia de Molina (Spain), Sven Schelker (Switzerland), Aistė Diržiūtė (Lithuania), Emmi Parviainen (Finland), Hera Hilmar (Iceland), Joachim Fjelstrup (Denmark), Moe Dunford (Ireland),  Jannis Niewöhner (Germany) and Abbey Hoes (The Netherlands).

You can also read more about Maisie and her favourite movies with our Spotlight Interview here.

The British Council is one of the founder members of European Film Promotion, a network of film promotion and export agencies established in 1997 to promote and market European cinema - and the talent behind it - throughout the world. Each year we nominate a Shooting Star - a top emerging acting talent on the cusp of becoming internationally known - to champion at the Berlinale.

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