Empire July 2021: Cover 3 - Bukky Bakray
British filmmakers and actors have always been a pioneering force, an array of distinctive voices and game-changing artists. But in 2021, as evidenced by awards season, they’re a more exciting global force than ever – a fresh crop of homegrown talents who’ve come to dominate the world of film (and TV!) with bold, original, thrilling movies and scene-stealing performances. The new issue of *Empire* is a massive celebration of The British New Wave, showcasing 26 incredible directors, writers and actors driving cinema into a new era.
Across four collectible covers you’ll find some of the most electrifying figures in the British film industry right now: the incredible multi-talented Oscar-nominee Riz Ahmed, shot by Shayan Asgharnia; actor, director and Oscar-winning writer Emerald Fennell, shot by Rosaline Shahnavaz; BAFTA-nominated Kingsley Ben-Adir, an actor inhabiting icons while forging his own legacy, shot by Rosaline Shahnavaz; and the BAFTA-winning actor behind the astonishing central performance in *Rocks*, Bukky Bakray, shot by Rosaline Shahnavaz.
Inside, there’s plenty more – featuring major new interviews and exclusive new photo shoots with stars like Gemma Chan, Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Morfydd Clark, Olly Alexander, Jessica Yu Li Henwick, Henry Golding, Weruche Opia, and Olivia Cooke, and writers and directors including Rose Glass, Rob Savage, Remi Weekes, Kate Herron, Francis Lee, Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Prano Bailey-Bond. It’s an epic line-up of astonishing talents, all occupying their own space and lending their distinct perspectives to a British film and TV landscape that’s never been more exciting.
Get a 20% discount when you buy two or more of the collectible covers with the code NEWWAVE.
Pre-order Cover 3 of the July issue today! Pre-orders will be dispatched on 10th June 2021