Dev Patel missed out on the Best Supporting Actor gong for his role in ‘Lion’ to ‘Moonlight’ star Mahershala Ali but we have a feeling that it didn’t ruin his night at the Oscars one bit. The loss did little to dampen Dev’s evening because the 26-year-old actor was accompanied by his proud mum Anita and he revealed to press that she was close to tears throughout the ceremony because she was just so happy to be there with him. Dev beamed as he spoke about the amazing woman who raised him to follow his dreams.
<p>Of course we all remember him as the cheeky but gawky Anwar Kharral in Skins – all lanky limbs and big eyebrows – but <em>dayum</em> Dev Patel is leading man hot these days. He’s still got the slightly shy and awkward thing going on but you would DEFINITELY take him home to meet your mum.</p><p>Dev, 26, is currently starring in the Harvey Weinstein produced Lion, playing Saroo – a boy who gets separated from his brother and ends up in Calcutta before being adopted by an Australian family.</p><p>It has been described as Dev’s ‘strongest performance to date’ and has received unanimous rave reviews – as well as Golden Globe and Oscar nods. But Sunday February 12 will see the London native up for Best Supporting Actor on home turf at the Baftas and here is why we think he should win it: He’s excellent at acting, obviously, he would be one of a few Asian actors to win a major Bafta gong and well, because he’s a top Brit lad done good!</p><p>So from his untrained actor days in Skins to a breakout role in Slumdog Millionaire to the big-hearted odyssey that is Lion, here’s Dev Patel through the ages.</p>
It may be sad to see Peter Capaldi leave the role of The Doctor as he’s often been fantastic during a less fantastic tenure of the show. As acclaimed British actors go, there’s no better than Ejiofor, whose turns in Serenity, 12 Years a Slave, Love Actually and most recently Doctor Strange have proven that he’s a versatile actor who can do drama and humour with ease. Maybe one major science fiction franchise isn’t enough for this Birmingham-born actress who, like Capaldi before her, has previous with the show, starring in 2008 adventure The Unicorn and the Wasp.