The Orange Rising Star Award in 2009 was won by writer/ director Noel Clarke.
The British public voted Adulthood writer and director, Noel Clarke, the Orange Rising Star in 2009.
Clarke collected the prestigious Award from previous winner, Shia Labeouf, at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 8 February 2009.
The Orange Rising Star Award recognises five international actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and have begun to capture the imagination of the public as a star in the making.
The Award is unique as it is the only Award presented at the Orange British Academy Film Awards to be voted for by the British public. Voting took place via text and on the Orange website.
Watch Clarke Accept the Orange Rising Star Award:
Watch Clarke's Backstage Winners' Interview:
The 2009 Orange Rising Star Nominees:
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Kebbell attended the Central Television Workshop where his talents were quickly spotted by independent filmmaker Shane Meadows. Toby’s performance in Meadows’ ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ won him considerable critical and audience acclaim, as well as a meeting with Oliver Stone. Toby was cast in a small but pivotal role in the epic ‘Alexander’, alongside Angelina Jolie and more theatre and TV work quickly followed.