CHESTER actor Tom Hughes is officially a British talent to watch out for.

The former Upton High School student is one of only eight actors on the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Brits to Watch list, which will celebrated at a glittering royal occasion in Los Angeles this weekend.

Tom, whose parents Sue and Roy live in the Garden Quarter, will be at the Belasco Theater in LA on Saturday, July 9 with BAFTA president Prince William and his wife Kate, who are currently on their first overseas tour of Canada and North America.

Hughes has been nominated for his roles in the Ricky Gervais comedy, Cemetery Junction, and the Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. He also played pupil barrister Nick Slade in the BBC drama Silk with Maxine Peake and will soon appear in David Hare’s spy thriller Page Eight on BBC2 with Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz.

The list also includes actors Tallulah Riley, Juno Temple, Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findley and Harry Lloyd and directors Joe Cornish and Gareth Edwards,

Examples of the nominees' work will be showcased during the evening.