Eddie Redmayne, Adam Deacon and Tom Hiddleston
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Bafta rising star shortlist announced

Two of the stars of Thor are among an all-male shortlist for this year's Bafta Rising Star award.

Chris Hemsworth, who took the lead role in Kenneth Branagh's comic book movie, goes up against Tom Hiddleston, who played his misguided brother, Loki.

Other nominees include Chris O'Dowd, following his break-out role in Bridesmaids, Adam Deacon from Kidulthood and Eddie Redmayne, who starred in My Week With Marilyn.

Redmayne attended the announcement of the shortlist in London on Wednesday, along with Hiddleston and Deacon.

Hiddleston said: "I don't take it lightly, it's a huge honour and I just feel like it's an encouragement to keep going and keep working and keep making films."

Deacon said he has been inspired to "keep focused" and keep working in the industry.

  • 11 Jan 2012