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Actress named as top rising star
Kate Dickie at the Bafta ceremony
Kate Dickie has had lead roles in The Vice and Taggart
Scottish actress Kate Dickie has been named as Britain's most promising up-and-coming actress.

The mother-of-one, born in East Kilbride, impressed critics with her performance in the low-budget film Red Road last year.

She went on to win a British Independent Film Award as well as a BAFTA Scotland award for best actress.

Dickie, 35, has been selected by the British Council as the UK's star for the Europe-wide Shooting Stars in 2007.

Now in its 10th year, previous recipients of the award include current James Bond star Daniel Craig and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz.

European Film Promotion (EFP) managing director Renate Rose said: "We began this initiative to highlight the tremendous wealth of acting talent in Europe to the rest of the world, and the heritage of the project now speaks for itself."

"Over the last decade, Shooting Stars has become a vital event for film industry talent spotters and has helped to kick-start the careers of some of the most feted actors today."

Dickie, who trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, previously enjoyed lead roles in The Vice and Taggart.

Psycho-thriller Red Road, which is set in Glasgow, is the first in a trilogy and was inspired by director Andrea Arnold's concerns over the growing number of CCTV cameras on Britain's streets.

The film took the special jury prize at the Cannes film festival.

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