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Orange Rising Star nominee: Sam Riley

Sam Riley

Compiled by Jack Foley

SAM Riley made his debut as a leading actor in Control, a film by Anton Corbijn.

His extraordinary performance earned him many awards, including Best Actor at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film won the Directors’ Fortnight Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.

Sam’s work in film also includes Franklyn, directed by Gerald McMorrow and due for release in 2008, in which he stars with Eva Green (last year’s Orange Star winner) and Ryan Philippe.

Alongside his work as an actor, Sam is front man and songwriter with the band 10,000 Things. He lives in Berlin and Leeds.

To nominate Sam, visit the website or text: ORSA SAM to 82058

Read our interview with Anton Corbijn, director of Control

Back to the beginning (Shia LaBeouf)