Alice Englert

Alice Englert

Englert's feature acting debut came with "Ginger & Rosa" (2012), director Sally Potter's critically acclaimed period drama about two young friends (Englert and Elle Fanning) growing up in the social upheaval of the mid-1960s. After netting a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in the film, Englert was cast as the lead in "Beautiful Creatures" (2013), a supernatural romance based on the novel by the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film, which was viewed as Warner Bros.' attempt to generate a fantasy franchise to replace the outgoing "Harry Potter" series, attracted considerable attention in the press, boosting Englert's profile from relative unknown to a Kristen Stewart-like star-in-the-making. However, the actress did not leave her arthouse origins far behind, as evidenced by her minor role in director Roland Joffe's time travel adventure "Singularity" (2013). By Paul Gaita