Tatler picks the British stars to watch in Hollywood Emilia Merkell, Gregg Sulkin, Dominic Sherwood

From a Star Wars actress to a Netflix heartthrob, these are the young British stars tipped for fame in Hollywood. 

Society bible Tatler picked out four emerging talents who are set to become household names with their winning combination of talent, hard work – and camera-ready looks. 

While the full list has not yet been revealed, four bright young things were selected for the cover. 

Among them is Emilia Merkell, the 17-year-old daughter of former EastEnder’s star Patsy Palmer who grew up in California and counts Cindy Crawford’s daughter and model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber, also 17, among her closest friend. 

Also in the line-up is Gregg Sulkin, 26, a Primrose Hill native who now calls Los Angeles home and has scored roles in a string of teen dramas. 

Here, FEMAIL takes a closer look at the British stars you need to know… 

Maisie Richardson-Sellers 

Academic brilliance: Maisie Richardson-Sellers, pictured in Los Angeles in October 2018, graduated from Oxford University. She is currently starring in CW's Legends of Tomorrow

Academic brilliance: Maisie Richardson-Sellers, pictured in Los Angeles in October 2018, graduated from Oxford University. She is currently starring in CW's Legends of Tomorrow

Academic brilliance: Maisie Richardson-Sellers, pictured in Los Angeles in October 2018, graduated from Oxford University. She is currently starring in CW’s Legends of Tomorrow

Age: 26

Known for: Roles in The Originals; Legends of Tomorrow. Cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Daughter of actress Joy Richardson, Maisie Richardson-Sellers followed in the footsteps of many of Britain’s great theatre stars by acting while a student at Oxford University. She graduated with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology. 

She broke into professional acting with a bang: landing a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After wrapping filming for her The Force Awakens role, Richardson-Sellers booked her second role as Rebekah Mikaelson in the CW series The Originals.

Maisie, 26, has also had two separate roles on hit series Legends of Tomorrow – with her mother making two guest appearances.  

Dominic Sherwood

Meteoric rise: Dominic Sherwood, pictured in Los Angeles in November 2018, has built a devoted following as Jace Herondale in Netflix series Shadowhunters

Meteoric rise: Dominic Sherwood, pictured in Los Angeles in November 2018, has built a devoted following as Jace Herondale in Netflix series Shadowhunters

Meteoric rise: Dominic Sherwood, pictured in Los Angeles in November 2018, has built a devoted following as Jace Herondale in Netflix series Shadowhunters

Age: 28 

Known for: Netflix series Shadowhunters

Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Dominic Sherwood has built a devoted following since landing a role in Netflix series Shadowhunters in 2015 – just five years after his first professional job. 

Sherwood, 28, has also been seen in the satirical horror film Vampire Academy, based on a novel by Richelle Mead. 

In 2015 Sherwood was introduced to new fans as the love interest in the music video for Taylor Swift’s sing Style. 

Gregg Sulkin

Famous friends: Gregg Sulkin, pictured in Beverly Hills last month, counts Tatler contributing editor Anaïs Gallagher among his social circle. He currently stars in Marvel series Runaways

Famous friends: Gregg Sulkin, pictured in Beverly Hills last month, counts Tatler contributing editor Anaïs Gallagher among his social circle. He currently stars in Marvel series Runaways

Famous friends: Gregg Sulkin, pictured in Beverly Hills last month, counts Tatler contributing editor Anaïs Gallagher among his social circle. He currently stars in Marvel series Runaways

Age: 26

Known for: Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, Avalon High, As the Bell Rings; Pretty Little Liars; Runaways

A nine-year resident of Los Angeles, when in the UK Gregg’s home is the well-heeled north London neighbourhood of Primrose Hill. 

He made his film debut in the 2002 Doctor Zhivago mini-series before starring in 2006’s Sixty Six, alongside his neighbour Helena Bonham-Carter. 

Gregg also became a regular in several Disney Channel titles including the series As the Bell Rings and Wizards of Waverly Place. 

The actor is currently starring as Chase Stein in Marvel Comics TV series Runaways, from the creators of the O.C.  

Emilia Merkell 

All in the family: Up-and-coming model Emilia Merkell is the daughter of EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, pictured together at the National Film Awards in London in March 2018

All in the family: Up-and-coming model Emilia Merkell is the daughter of EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, pictured together at the National Film Awards in London in March 2018

All in the family: Up-and-coming model Emilia Merkell is the daughter of EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, pictured together at the National Film Awards in London in March 2018

Age: 17

Known for: Modelling; being Patsy Palmer’s daughter

Read the full feature in the February issue of Tatler, on newsstands 3 January

Read the full feature in the February issue of Tatler, on newsstands 3 January

Read the full feature in the February issue of Tatler, on newsstands 3 January

Born in the UK, Emilia has spent much of her life in Los Angeles and considers the city her home.  

The student and aspiring model is the daughter of actress Patsy Palmer, 46, best known as EastEnders’ Bianca Jackson. 

Star power appears to run in the family as her older brother Charley Palmer Rothwell, 26, is forging his own career as an actor. 

While Emilia hasn’t ruled out taking the same path, her real passion is modelling and she hopes to replicate the success of Kaia Gerber, whom she met at Malibu High School. 

‘She was one of my first friends at school, I love her,’ Emilia told the magazine. 

Read the full feature in the February issue of Tatler, on newsstands 3 January.  

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