Star-studded night out as Bafta celebrates its Breakthrough Brits


The likes of Rosamund Pike, Joanne Froggatt, Will Poulter and Jennifer Saunders stepped out in their finest to attend Bafta's Breakthrough Brits reveal.

A total of 18 talented newcomers were selected by a jury of industry experts, with their big reveal taking place at Burberry's flagship store in London.

Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders (Joel Ryan/AP/PA Images)

And celebrating them were established stars, including former Downton Abbey star Joanne, who looked stylish in a mid-length red tea dress-style number.

Later in the evening, the actress wrote on Twitter: "Such a pleasure to support and present @BAFTA #BreakthroughBrits @Burberry this evening. Amazing talent, amazing night. Wearing #burberry."

Joanne Froggatt
Joanne Froggatt (Joel Ryan/AP/PA Images)

Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike (Joel Ryan/AP/PA Images)

Will Poulter
Will Poulter (Joel Ryan/AP/PA Images)

Oscar and Bafta-nominated Rosamund kept it cool in a silk blouse and wide-legged trousers.

Former Bafta Rising Star Award-winner Will cut a suave figure in a classic blue suit and black T-shirt combination, by Burberry.

Other high-profile guests at the event included Bafta's chief executive Amanda Berry, producer Barbara Broccoli, Jane Lush, producer and chair of Bafta, and Bafta-winning producers Mark Herbert and Damian Jones.

Greg James
Greg James (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire/PA Image)

Amanda Berry
Amanda Berry (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire/PA Images)

The event was hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

Amanda said of this year's honourees - who range from writers and editors to actors and games creative directors: "Now in its fourth year, Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry, is our headline new talent initiative showcasing, celebrating and supporting the next generation of British creative talent in film, television and games.

"Our 2016 Breakthrough Brits come from a range of backgrounds and represent the variety of specialisms that make up our creative industries. I'm thrilled to see such talented individuals recognised this year."

Florence Pugh
Florence Pugh, one of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire/PA Images)

Malachi Kirby
Malachi Kirby, one of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire/PA Images)

Jodie Azhar
Jodie Azhar, one of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire/PA Images)

The full list of Bafta Breakthrough Brits in 2016:

Alex Grahame - games artist
Eben Bolter - cinematographer
Ellen Husain - producer
Florence Pugh - actress
Helen Walsh - writer-director
Jodie Azhar - lead technical artist
Jon McKellan - creative director
Kayode Ewumi - actor/writer
Malachi Kirby - actor
Marnie Dickens - writer
Matt Hyde - creative director
Michael Berliner - producer
Nainita Desai - composer
Rebecca Lloyd - editor
Ruth Madeley - actress
Tim Wicksteed - game developer
Tom Davis - actor/writer
Vinay Patel - writer