DON’T I KNOW YOU?

Al­low us to show you four vaguely fa­mil­iar faces – they’re about to hit the big time

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GUGU MBATHA-RAW

Hang on, she looks fa­mil­iar… You’ll recog­nise her from San Ju­nipero, the only Black Mir­ror episode with a happy end­ing. Plus Belle and Beauty And The Beast.

What char­ac­ter does she

gen­er­ally play? The deep one. Whether it’s as a lawyer, singer or even a feather duster.

Got it. And what should we know about

her? She’s a Brit whose break­through was co-star­ring with Jude Law (in­set) in Ham­let on Broad­way.

The role she’d rather we

for­get? Play­ing a ‘deer splice’ (a fawn) in the hor­ror that was Jupiter As­cend­ing. Ran­dom Google fact? Went to lap­danc­ing school for Be­yond The Lights.

Why you’ll never for­get her

again… This month she’ll ap­pear in A Wrin­kle In Time, and her big role in Fast Color later this year screams awards-sea­son hit.

BILLY MAG­NUSSEN Hang on, he looks fa­mil­iar...

Re­mem­ber the evil drug ad­dict from In­grid Goes West? That’s him. He also played a one-eyed vil­lain in 2017’s Black Mir­ror.

What char­ac­ter does he gen­er­ally play?

The seminude jock with a thing for older women. Hell, we’ve seen more of his abs than our ex­tended fam­ily.

Got it. And what should we know about him?

New York born and raised, he started his ca­reer in soap opera.

The role he’d rather we for­get?

Stroppy teenager Ray in Happy Tears, a ‘com­edy’ about car­ers star­ring Demi Moore.

➤ Ran­dom Google fact? Dis­cov­ered act­ing in his teens af­ter rip­ping his ham­string, which meant he had to ter­mi­nate his school wrestling ca­reer.

Why you’ll never for­get him again...

Game Night (out this month) is a thriller-com­edy dream: think The Purge meets The Hang­over. He’s ‘Prince An­ders’ in Dis­ney’s 2019 Aladdin re­make, too. So. Ex­cited.

ADRIA AR­JONA

Hang on, she looks fa­mil­iar... She’s Taylor Kitsch’s girl­friend, Emily, in True De­tec­tive se­ries 2. Also in Emer­ald City and Nar­cos.

What char­ac­ter does she gen­er­ally play?

The voice of rea­son, typ­i­cally ig­nored by gung-ho men who end up dead. Shocker.

Got it. And what should we know about her?

Born in Puerto Rico, Ar­jona’s dad is a Gu­atemalan pop star. The role she’d rather we for­get? When she took the lead in Lit­tle Gali­cia (AKA Wed­ding In New York) as bride Pa­tri­cia. Ba­si­cally, a sub­ti­tled The Wed­ding Date.

➤ Ran­dom Google fact? Has to say “f*ck it” to her­self be­fore every take. We like.

Why you’ll never for­get her

again... Right now she’s ace­ing it as a mil­i­tary ge­nius in Pa­cific Rim: Up­ris­ing. Later this year, she’ll be a soror­ity sis­ter ‘with is­sues’ in Melissa McCarthy’s com­edy Life Of The Party.

STEPHEN GRA­HAM

Hang on, he looks fa­mil­iar... If you haven’t watched This Is Eng­land, where have you been? He plays Combo.

What char­ac­ter does he

gen­er­ally play? The wheel­erdealer with a side­line in psy­chotic vi­o­lence. Got it. And what should we know about him? The 44-yearold Liver­pudlian ac­com­pa­nied a friend to their au­di­tion for 2000’s Snatch and ended up with a part him­self.

The role he’d rather we

for­get? Play­ing dodgy sales­man Lee Sankey in Cor­rie in 1999.

➤ Ran­dom Google fact? Gra­ham couldn’t get an au­di­tion for eight months af­ter This Is Eng­land, be­cause we all be­lieved he was Combo. Why you’ll never for­get him again... He’s in wrestling com­edy Walk Like A Pan­ther, and The Ir­ish­man with Robert De Niro and Al Pa­cino. Both quite fa­mous.

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