ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Every year Forbes release their '30 Under 30' List, a benchmark of young talent in Hollywood and Entertainment. Unsurprisingly, a couple of familiar faces from the biggest movie of the year - Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, of course! - made the list.

At only 23 years old, The Force Awakens's lead stars John Boyega (Finn) and Daisy Ridley (Rey) are two of the most-watched actors on the planet. Check out some of their pre-Star Wars work you may have missed.

John Boyega

Movie: Attack the Block

Released: 2011

Movie: Half of a Yellow Sun

Released: 2013

Daisy Ridley

Movie: Scrawl

Released: 2015

Plenty of the other enviably talented youngsters on the list are also actors - including Girls's Zosia Mamet, 27, and The Kingsman's Taran Egerton - and many in action/sci-fi/fantasy roles that Star Wars fans may have enjoyed. Here's just a few of the bankable 20-something stars...

Alicia Vikander, 27

Movie: Ex Machina

Released: 2015

Saoirse Ronan, 21

Movie: Byzantium

Released: 2012

Emilia Clarke, 29

Show: Game of Thrones

Released: 2011

Source: Forbes, Youtube, Tumblr


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