British actress Imogen Poots and HARRY POTTER star Domhnall Gleeson are among the actors who have been named stars of the future by industry experts.

Bosses of the Hamptons Film Festival in New York teamed up with industry publication Variety to produce a list of the most promising Breakthrough Performers of 2012, and 28 Weeks Later star Poots made the cut, along with Irish actor Gleeson, best known for playing Bill Weasley in the final two Potter films.

Other young stars to be featured on the list include Gleeson's Anna Karenina co-star Alicia Vikander, Red Tails actor Nate Parker, model-turned-actor Boyd Holbrook, Girls star Adam Driver, and Dree Hemingway, the great-granddaughter of famed author Ernest Hemingway.

The actors were feted at the festival on Saturday (06Oct12), with other honourees including German actress Elyas M'Barek and Scoot MCNairy.

Other stars to have previously been included on Variety's 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performers list include The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield, Ryan Gosling, and Oscar winner Jean Dujardin.