Meet the future face of Hollywood

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Without formal training or industry connections, determination and self-belief were all actor Anson Boon needed to carve out a thriving career in Hollywood – alongside Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet in the movie Blackbird and in Sam Mendes’ hotly anticipated war epic, 1917

By Jacquelyn Lumley   Monday 6 January, 2020

On a chilly afternoon last autumn, in a West Sussex pub – somewhere that, by his own admission, felt decidedly ‘in the middle of nowhere’ – it dawned on 19-year-old Anson Boon that this was his first experience of spending an extended period of time away from home. Unlike his friends or any other person his age, Boon was not heading to university, going on a backpacking trip, or the like. He was, instead, buying Susan Sarandon a pint of beer. And it would certain