Antonia Campbell Hughes picks up a Shooting Star at the Berlinale festival

Irish actress Antonia Campbell Hughes (The Other Side of Sleep, Lotus Eaters) has been selected as a Shooting Star for the Berlinale International Film Festival 2012.

Chosen from a competitive list of actors from over 25 different European countries, Antonia will follow in the steps of previous stars who have received this honour early in their career, including Daniel Craig (James Bond franchise), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Daniel Bruel (Goodbye Lenin), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardiner) and Irish actress Sarah Bolger (The Tudors).

Commenting on Antonia’s work the international jury said “Antonia’s acting is seductively minimalistic but demonstrates magnificent charisma at the same time. In THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP, her character’s inner solitude and sadness are conveyed with haunting, empathetic power. She is a performer of wonderful soul and depth”.