FERMANAGH director, Stephen Fingleton was announced as one of the 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits at the Burberry Flagship store.

As one of this year's honourees, he is among the 18 talented newcomers selected by members of the film, television and games industries as the 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry.

The Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a jury of industry experts after a UK-wide open call for applications and nominations.

At the reception, hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James, actors Julie Walters, Jessica Hynes, James Norton, Noel Clarke and Alice Eve introduced the successful honourees.

During the reception the new Breakthrough Brits mingled with influential industry figures, including commissioners, agents and game studio heads, as well as well-known creatives and performers.

Guests included film producers Nik Powell (The Crying Game, Little Voice) and Duncan Kenworthy OBE (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill); Downton Abbey actors MyAnna Buring and Michael Fox; and radio and television presenter Edith Bowman.

BAFTA and Burberry share a vision of celebrating British talent and giving them the tools to develop their skills at the start of their careers, wherever they are in the world.

The annual Breakthrough Brits initiative, which was launched in partnership with Burberry in 2013, celebrates and supports the UK’s future stars of film, television and games. Honourees receive one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities, as well as free access to BAFTA events, for 12 months.

Previous Breakthrough Brits have gone on to be recognised at BAFTA’s awards ceremonies.

Actor Tom Holland, a Breakthrough Brit in 2014, has since been named the new Spider-Man in the film franchise.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “Now in its third year, Breakthrough Brits showcases exciting new talent across film, television and games, and supports them – with mentoring and inspiration from leading industry figures – as they take the next steps in their career.”