Introducing the rising stars of UK's creative industries
'Hospital Club 100' list reveals growing power of women in media and entertainment
A young playwright who, with Enron, created a West End hit out of the unlikely subject of the collapse of a Texas energy company, is among a host of young women named in an influential poll as the rising stars of the British creative industries.
Lucy Prebble, 29, who is also the creator of The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, the television series starring Billie Piper, was among those ranked in the Hospital Club 100, an annual chart of the key emerging and established figures within each of ten sectors of the arts.
The list is voted on by thousands of people working in the creative industries and is organised by the Hospital Club in London's Covent Garden and The Independent.
Other young stars on the list include the Young Victoria actress Emily Blunt, the artist Martha Freud and the gallery curator, Hannah Barry. Will Turner, chief executive of the Hospital Club, said the results indicated that women were finding it easier to succeed in the creative industries: "It's great to see the swing to a greater number of women on this year's list, of both established but especially of emerging talent. For a dynamic and supposedly progressive sector, it has always been disappointing to see women under-represented. Happily, this seems to be changing."
Ms Prebble was named as an emerging star in the "performance" sector alongside Tania Harrison, curator of arts events at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk. This month's festival will include a masked ball in the forest, accompanied by vaudeville artists including Siamese twins and a woman called Fancy Chance who swings from the branches of a tree by her hair.
"I found her at the alternative Miss World last year," said Ms Harrison. "The whole allure of a festival is that you can be a bit more decadent and wild for the weekend than you would be at home and I have to be able to provide an environment for people to be able to do that."
Others cited in the performance section were Becky Barber, the co-producer of the stage production of Sebastian Faulks' novel, Birdsong, and Leila Jones, who is based at the Roundhouse in London and who recently produced CircusFest, at which more than 200 international circus artists performed to a total audience of 16,000.
At 27 and 25 respectively, Emily Blunt and Carey Mulligan represent the new wave of British acting talent. Ms Blunt appeared most recently in Joe Johnston's The Wolfman. Ms Mulligan is best known for her lead performance in An Education, the Nick Hornby-directed coming-of-age story based on a memoir by Lyn Barber, and this year appeared in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Emma Watson is best-known to the public as a Hollywood actress but is named in the Hospital Club 100 list for her work as a model for Burberry, for whom she is the face of the spring/summer collection for 2010.
Another winner in the fashion sector was Helen Jackson, who has developed a blog on fashion products and retailers into an online style guide, e-tailtherapy.com, which was named by H&M as "the best guide to online shopping".
Pip McKnight, along with partner Ian Francis, were named in the film category after founding 7 Inch Cinema, a Birmingham-based venture which includes the cinematic celebration that is the Flatpack Festival in March. Among the emerging stars in the music category was The xx, featuring lead singer Romy Madley Croft alongside Oliver Sim and Jamie Croft. The young designer, Martha Freud, was picked out as an emerging star, having won admirers for her nature-inspired furniture, lighting and tableware.
HOSPITAL CLUB 100 2010...
Jo Jackson, founder, i-am beyond
Gareth Goodall, head of planning Fallon advertising
Jasmine Skee, O2 music sponsorship
Tim McNaughton and Freddy Mandy, studio AKA
Paul McEntee, Jackie Cooper PR
Matthew Freud, CEO Freud Communications
Mark Waites, founder, Mother
Johnny Hornby, CHI & Partners
James Murphy, Adam & Eve
Hector Proud, Idea Generation
Hannah Barry, gallery curator
Maurizio Anzeri, artist
Maria-Luisa Gartner, director White Cube
Tyrone Wood, director, Scream
Alex Dellal, director, 20 Hoxton Square
Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director, Serpentine Gallery
Lucian Freud, artist
Anish Kapoor, artist
Tracey Emin, artist
Iwona Blazwick, director, Whitechapel Gallery
Jethro Macey, product designer
Martha Freud, designer
Sir Norman Foster
Daniel Ek, founder, Spotify
Iain Dodsworth, CEO, TweetDeck
Rupert Loman, co-founder Eurogamer
Tim Rodgers, founding partner, rehabstudio
Naomi Williams, head of digital, Darling Department
Erik Huggers, director Future Media and Technology, BBC
James Murdoch, News Corporation
Blake Chandlee, Facebook
Shane Walter, creative director, onedotzero
Stephen Fry, actor and writer
Jemma Dyas, buyer, Browns Focus
Helen Jackson, founder, e-tailtherapy.com
Anna Trevelyan, stylist
Emma Watson, actress and Burberry model
Dean Quinn, designer
The late Alexander McQueen
Alexandra Shulman, editor, British Vogue
Emily Blunt, actress
Pip McKnight & Ian Francis, founders 7 Inch Cinema
Carey Mulligan, actress
Mike Brett & Steve Jamison, Archer’s Mark film company
Fabien Riggall, founder, Future Shorts
Colin Firth, actor
Mike Leigh, director
Danny Boyle, director
Will Clarke & Danny Perkins, Optimum Releasing
Tilda Swinton, actress
Sean Adams, Drowned in Sound webzine
Belinda Law, music agent
Ben Lovett, folk musician
Tania Harrison, Latitude
Lucy Prebble, playwright
Toby Stephens, actor
Becky Barber, producer
Leila Jones, producer
David Babani, The Menier Chocolate Factory
Sir Nicholas Hytner, National Theatre
Sir Ian McKellen
Rachel Weisz, actress
Michael Grandage, artistic director, Donmar Warehouse
PUBLISHING & WRITING
Lisa Smosarski, editor, Stylist
Terence Teh, Dazed digital
Steve Watson, founder, Stack magazine
Addie Chinn, editor, Urban Junkies
Adam Horovitz, poet
Rebekah Brooks, News International
Jane Bruton, Grazia
Tony Chambers, editor-in-chief, Wallpaper
Lauren Laverne, broadcaster
Matt Smith, Doctor Who actor
Robin Ince, actor and writer
Brian Cox, science presenter
Jack Clough, director, Skins
Catherine Lynch, Endemol
Melanie Leach, managing director TwoFour Broadcast
For further details of The Hospital Club 100 please go to www.thehospitalclub.com/100
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