It’s A Sin’s Lydia West and Sex Education’s George Robinson are among the stars unveiled as BAFTA breakthrough artists  

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The BAFTAs on Wednesday unveiled their latest UK and US breakthrough group, which includes stars like It’s a Sin Lydia West and Sex Education’s George Robinson.

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The 36 participants were selected by a cross-industry global jury composed of leading industry professionals and the 2021 group represents a talented and diverse selection of future stars in film, television and sports.

Lydia, 28, — who played Jill Baxter in Channel 4’s acclaimed drama It’s a Sin — is one of those shortlisted for the prestigious career support and coaching program for the industry’s promising young stars.

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Impressive: The BAFTAs on Wednesday unveiled their latest UK and US breakthrough group, which includes stars like It’s a Sin Lydia West (pictured) and Sex Education’s George Robinson.

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Also on the list is 24-year-old George Robinson, whom Sex Education viewers will recognize as the character of Isaac, Maeve Wiley’s love interest and is a wheel chair user.

Other selected artists include Actors Elora Torchia and Elle Ossily-Wood, Coronation Street Director and writer David Proud, and I Hate Suzy director Georgie Banks-Davis.

American stars making the cut include 37 Seconds writer and director Hikari and Alien V composer Orlando Pérez Rosso.

While they are members of the program, participants will be offered one-on-one industry meetings, global networking opportunities, career coaching and professional skills development, giving a major boost to their chances for success.

Achievement: The list also features George Robinson, (pictured) whom Sex Education viewers will recognize as the character of Isaac, who was Maeve Wiley's love interest and is a wheel chair user

Achievement: The list also features George Robinson, (pictured) whom Sex Education viewers will recognize as the character of Isaac, who was Maeve Wiley’s love interest and is a wheel chair user

Well done: Lydia, 28, — who played Jill Baxter in Channel 4's acclaimed drama It's a Sin — is one of those shortlisted for the prestigious career support and coaching program.

Well done: Lydia, 28, — who played Jill Baxter in Channel 4’s acclaimed drama It’s a Sin — is one of those shortlisted for the prestigious career support and coaching program.

The scheme, which is in collaboration with Netflix, was launched globally in 2020 but has been running as a British initiative since 2013.

Artists who have previously been championed by the scheme include I May Destroy You’s Papa Essidu, Hawkeye and Midsummer star Florence Pugh and Golden Globe-winning star of The Crown Josh O’Connor.

BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry said: ‘Congratulations to each of our Breakthrough recipients in both the US and UK.

Stars: Emma McKay as Maeve Willie and George as Isaac are featured in the hit Netflix show Sex Education

Stars: Emma McKay as Maeve Willie and George as Isaac are featured in the hit Netflix show Sex Education

Here they are: 36 participants were selected by a cross-industry global jury composed of leading industry professionals (Lydia is featured in second place)

Here they are: 36 participants were selected by a cross-industry global jury composed of leading industry professionals (Lydia is featured in second place)

Good Job: Other cast members chosen include actors Elora Torchia (pictured) and Elle Ocily-Wood, Coronation Street director and writer David Proud, and I Hate Suzy director Georgie Banks-Davis.

Good Job: Other cast members chosen include actors Elora Torchia (pictured) and Elle Ocily-Wood, Coronation Street director and writer David Proud, and I Hate Suzy director Georgie Banks-Davis.

These 36 individuals, selected by our industry juries, have displayed exceptional creativity in film, sports and television.

‘As part of this initiative, I am delighted that they will benefit from support at key points in their careers, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and industry meetings.

“As a global arts charity, this was an important and exciting step forward for BAFTAs in 2020 to bring American talent to the Breakthrough Initiative.

‘With the help of Netflix, we are delighted to be part of the next steps of these talented individuals.’

Important: The scheme, which is in collaboration with Netflix, was launched globally in 2020, but has been running as a British initiative since 2013 (George's picture is center)

Important: The scheme, which is in collaboration with Netflix, was launched globally in 2020, but has been running as a British initiative since 2013 (George’s picture is center)

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