DON’T I KNOW YOU?
Allow us to show you four vaguely familiar faces – they’re about to hit the big time
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.
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.
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.