Meet the hot new stars of stage, screen, stereo – and even the stove

By Miranda Thompson

Their scorching skills are heating up the stage, screen, stereo – even the stove. Miranda Thompson profiles the new boys on the block.


Isaac Carew
Isaac Carew

IN THE KITCHEN: Isaac Carew, 31


A chef with cheekbones like cliff edges, Isaac worked with Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett before being scouted and modelling for the likes of Topman and Hermès. But it was his foodie YouTube channel The Dirty Dishes that won over the fans and led to a presenting job with Michel Roux Jr on Tried and Tested: The Ultimate Shopping List.


Spot him next… Writing his debut cookbook The Dirty Dishes, out next May.

Most likely to… Be the next Jamie Oliver – only sexier.

Scorch-o-meter: Five stars


Tom Glynn-Carney
Tom Glynn-Carney

ON THE STAGE: Tom Glynn-Carney, 22


Cinema-goers will recognise Tom from his role as Peter, who sets sail (with his father, played by Mark Rylance) to save stranded soldiers in Dunkirk. The former child actor, who appeared in productions of Peter Pan and Macbeth, enjoyed his time on set: ‘We pulled together,’ he says. ‘I’ve made mates I’m going to have for a long time.’


Spot him next… Winning rave reviews in the Sam Mendes production of The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre, and alongside Jessie Buckley in BBC series The Last Post, coming next month.

Most likely to… Carve out a stellar career on both stage and screen, à la Andrew Garfield.

Scorch-o-meter: Five stars


Leo Suter
Leo Suter

ON YOUR TV: Leo Suter, 23

From a part in Maleficent to supporting Jeremy Irvine in romantic fantasy Fallen, actor Leo has racked up a score of film and TV roles. Now he’s on screen every Sunday night as Drummond, Sir Robert Peel’s PA, in ITV’s hit series Victoria.


Spot him next… Starring alongside Stellan Skarsgard in the upcoming film Music, War and Love.

Most likely to… Become a TV national treasure like David Tennant. 

Scorch-o-meter: Three stars


Leo Carew
Leo Carew



Medical student Leo – whose stellar CV includes a degree from Cambridge and a year of arctic exploration in Svalbard, Norway – wrote his debut novel in six months while studying chemistry at night school and training for an ultramarathon. The Wolf was quickly snapped up by literary agent powerhouse Felicity Blunt (sister of actress Emily and wife of actor Stanley Tucci) and has garnered six-figure deals around the globe.


Spot him next… While the book world waits for the publication of his novel (a fantasy epic already lauded as the next Game of Thrones) in April next year, Leo will be appearing on a ‘Ones to Watch for 2018’ panel at Henley Literary Festival in October – and begins work as an army doctor in January.

Most likely to… Become the next George R R Martin by the time he’s 30.

Scorch-o-meter: Two stars

Vocal harmony group Mic Lowry


ON YOUR IPOD: Mic Lowry, 20s


The five-piece vocal harmony group – think Boyz II Men rather than Backstreet Boys – met at school in Liverpool (John Lennon’s alma mater) in their teens and started singing at a local youth arts centre. Their spot-on covers and original songs have not only earned them fans and UK and US record deals, but also nabbed them a slot supporting pop wunderkind Justin Bieber on his 2016 European tour.


Spot them next… Touring Europe until the end of this year. Their new EP will be released this month.

Most likely to… Headline Glastonbury in 2019.

Scorch-o-meter: Three stars


Josh Whitehouse
Josh Whitehouse

ON THE BIG SCREEN: Josh Whitehouse, 27


Last seen disappearing into the sand dunes with Demelza as Lieutenant Hugh Armitage in the third series of Poldark, actor Josh also counts music (he’s lead singer and guitarist of band More Like Trees) and modelling among his many talents. In 2016, following in the footsteps of Eddie Redmayne, he was appointed Mr Burberry in a campaign shot by Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen.


Spot him next… As a big-budget Hollywood leading man: filming has just finished on the MGM musical remake of 1983 classic Valley Girl, in which Josh takes on Nicolas Cage’s role alongside La La Land star Jessica Rothe.

Most likely to… Become a triple threat in the style of Ryan Gosling.

Scorch-o-meter: Four stars