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John Boyega, Adele And Hozier Feature In Forbes' List Of '30 Most Influential Europeans Under 30'


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Musicians Hozier and Adele and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega are among those named by Forbes magazine in their first ever list of the 30 most influential Europeans under 30. The magazine selected 30 people from 10 different categories to make up the lists, which were complied by a panel of experts in each particular field.

HozierHozier has been named one of Forbes 30 most influential Europeans under 30.

"Researching, vetting and launching our first ever 30 Under 30 Europe list was an incredible task," said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes. "We scoured the continent to find the most talented millennials and, with the help of our expert judges, are proud to honour 300 of the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in Europe right now.”

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From Creed To Concussion: Culturally Diverse Suggestions For 2016 Oscar Nominations


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Academy Award sceptics are expecting another white-washed year, with diversity in Hollywood still not as broad as we need it to be. If you're one of the cynics, you'd be right to think that way, because even going through the ton of blockbusters seen in 2015, only a handful have any actors of colour.

We thought we'd throw a few of our own suggestions into the mix, ahead of the official announcement of this year's Oscar nominations. They're all deserving of a nod, so fingers crossed for each one of these:

Michael B. Jordan in Creed'Creed' landed one Golden Globe win this year

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John Boyega: Never Mind Being In 'Star Wars', Harrison Ford Signed My Action Figure! - Video


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What, would you imagine, would be the best thing about appearing in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' as a long-time fan of the franchise? Getting to wear those cool costumes? Visiting those incredible sets? Or being awarded the millions of dollars in box office sales and ultimate respect from fans forevermore? For John Boyega, the best thing was in fact getting to meet his life-long hero and now co-star Harrison Ford.

John Boyega in Star WarsJohn Boyega plays Finn in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

In a short featurette released ahead of the film's release in December 2015, we see Boyega giving Ford a huge hug before presenting him with a large Han Solo action figure, a broad grin spread across his face. It's not entirely clear whether Ford signed 'Harrison Ford' or 'Han Solo' on the front of the toy, but either way, Boyega looked immensely thrilled and totally lost for words, while co-star Daisy Ridley looked on, impressed.

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'Star Wars' Actors Daisy Ridley And John Boyega Make Forbes 30 Under 30 List


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John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, the young stars of the new Star Wars movie, are included on the annual Forbes list ’30 Under 30’, alongside fellow Brit Emilia Clarke from ‘Game of Thrones’.

The stars are included in a list of more than 600 of the world’s youngest talents, in categories ranging from entertainment and music to games and technology, and the feature was cut down from an initial list of more than 15,000 names. It’s the fifth consecutive year that the list has been published, and was released on Monday (January 4th).

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Dakota Johnson And John Boyega Lead BAFTA Rising Star Nominations


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The nominations are in! Who will follow in the footsteps of Jack O'Connell as 2016's Rising Star Award winner at the Bafta Film Awards in February? This year's bunch of 20-something A-listers are making waves for all the right reasons in the movie industry, but we'll find out just who has come out on top at the ceremony in London on February 14th 2016.

Here's the five nominees:

Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Becomes Fastest Movie To Hit $1 Billion


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was still pulling in big audiences at theatres over the Christmas weekend and has now passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The film is now the fastest ever to reach $1 billion worldwide, doing so in just 12 days.

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force AwakensDaisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Previous record holder Jurassic World took 13 days to reach $1 billion globally when it smashed records earlier this year. In the US, The Force Awakens racked up $153.5 million at the festive box office, bringing its US total so far to over $544.5 million.

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'Star Wars' Actor John Boyega Was 'One Of The Last People To See Damilola Taylor Alive'


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John Boyega, one of the new young stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was one of the last people to see Damilola Taylor, the 10 year old schoolchild shockingly murdered on the streets of London by a gang in 2000, alive.

Damilola Taylor’s horrifying death made national headlines 15 years ago, and Taylor’s father has revealed that Boyega and his sister Grace would have been some of the last people to see his son alive, as they were very close as children.

John BoyegaJohn Boyega was a close friend of Damilola Taylor, the schoolchild shockingly murdered in London in 2000

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Misses Out On Breaking Box Office World Record By $7.9M


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just missed out on setting the world record for a box-office opening by $7.9 million, according to early estimates. Although the film smashed records around the globe it’s $517m worldwide box office gross puts it second to Jurassic World’s $524.9m record, achieved earlier this year.

Harrison Ford as Han SoloHarrison Ford returns as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Force Awakens suffered a disadvantage as studio Disney had failed to score a timely release for the film in China. Back in June, Jurassic World arrived on US and Chinese screens over the same weekend, bringing up it’s opening weekend gross.

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John Boyega's Friends Thought He Was Just An Extra In 'Star Wars:The Force Awakens'


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has revealed that his friends were shocked when they realised just how much screen time he had in the blockbuster film, believing at first he would just be an extra! Boyega plays new character Finn in the movie which is his first major film role.

John BoyegaJohn Boyega plays Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Speaking on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Friday, Boyega said "I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, 'Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long – I thought you were an extra!' "

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Star Wars Puts Ridley And Boyega In The Big Time


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Daisy Ridley has mainly appeared in TV series, while John Boyega won awards for his first film role in Attack the Block (2011). But of course all of that changes this weekend.

Both have spoken about the lengthy Star Wars audition process. "Luckily for me J.J. Abrams was searching as far and wide as possible to cast the role," says Ridley, who plays scavenger-turned-hero Rey. "I thought I'd ruined the first few auditions, but he saw some potential I guess and I was allowed to come back and read again. From when I started auditioning two years ago until now it has been like a rollercoaster."

Daisy Ridley at the London premiere of Star WarsDaisy Ridley at the London premiere of Star Wars

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cast Members Leave The Corinthia Hotel London

John Boyega - Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members leave The Corinthia Hotel London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th December 2015

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The European Premiere Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

John Boyega - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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The European Premiere Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

John Boyega - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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John Boyega Says John Williams Music For His 'Star Wars' Character Is 'Pretty Darn Cool'


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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is coming to the big screen for public viewing very soon. Fans are looking forward to seeing the incredible cast of old and new stars, the enormous sets that will no doubt be more awesome than ever before and the amazing journey these chracters are about to embark on. For John Boyega, however, one of the most underrated highlights of the movie is the music.

John BoyegaJohn Boyega was impressed by new John Williams score

Legendary composer John Williams returns to score the film, which is only fitting given that 'The Imperial March' is one of the most recognised film themes in the world. Boyega and his co-stars even got the chance to witness Williams recording the new score, which turns out to have been a mind-blowing experience.

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John Boyega - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Interview


An interview with John Boyega about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Before landing the role of Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens John Boyega was relatively unknown, he's appeared in Joe Cornish's Brit sci-fi comedy Attack The Block but most of his other work was TV based roles so as a lifelong fan of the movie franchise, this was one hell of a role for John to land. As well as obviously being ecstatic to work with JJ Abrams, John also explains how fantastic it was to be around Harrison Ford 24/7 as well as being able to explore the HUGE Millennium Falcon set.

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