Villanelle strikes again! Jodie Comer joins British actors Letitia Wright and Lily James on Forbes’ fourth annual “30 under 30 Europe” list. Joe Alwyn, Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Holland are also among the list of influential screen stars whose acting work has made an impact, whether that’s in the box office, like Holland’s role as Spiderman, or with the critics, as per Alwyn’s turn in Boy Erased.
Flying the flag for fashion are Vogue contributing editor and cover girl Adwoa Aboah, model Iskra Lawrence and he of fabulous vacationwear, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. And, on the music agenda, Jorja Smith, Jess Glynne, Stefflon Don, Ella Mai, Octavian and George Ezra have been recognised for being innovators of the airwaves.
Author and podcaster Reni Eddo-Lodge is crowned one to watch on the media and marketing list, and the 10 categories also span sport, technology, science and finance. Each individual is not only praised as being a “disruptor”, but considered as a next generation leader. The list itself should be a “source of empowerment for all honorees,” said Alex Wood, Forbes’ Europe editor.
Read the full list of 300 entrepreneurs, including start-up founders and teenage trailblazers, here, and feel buoyed by the fact 92 per cent of this year’s cohort reported positivity about the future for start-ups in Europe.