Golden Globes 2015: British talent set to shine in Los Angeles

Rosamund Pike, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Felicity Jones are among those being toasted for their performances

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Some of the brightest of British talent will be celebrated tonight at America’s annual Golden Globe awards, presented for the third time by hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Stars such as Rosamund Pike, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo and Felicity Jones are among those being toasted for their performances in cinema and television; held up as evidence of a continuing demand for British actors in Hollywood.

Pike is nominated as best actress in a film drama for her role in David Fincher’s dark thriller Gone Girl. She will be up against another British actress - Felicity Jones - who plays Stephen Hawking’s first wife Jane in The Theory of Everything.

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in a scene from 'Gone Girl' (Twentieth Century Fox)

Cumberbatch and Oyelowo, who are nominated in the category of best actor in a drama for their roles in The Imitation Game and Selma respectively, are homegrown British talents: both former students at Lamda.

Meanwhile Eddie Redmayne is being hailed as the British talent most likely to succeed at tonight’s awards.

Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game are both nominated at the Bafta Film Awards

He is nominated alongside Cumberbatch and Oyelowo in the best actor in a drama category for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, opposite Jones. Also nominated in the same category are American actors Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler and Steve Carell for Foxcatcher.