Bridesmaids and The IT Crowd star Chris O'Dowd is among the actors on the longlist for the BAFTA Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award 2012.

Also on the list are Thor stars Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth and Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence.

Completing the longlist are: Chalet Girl's Felicity Jones, The Tree of Life's Jessica Chastain, actor-director Adam Deacon (Anuvahood) and actor Eddie Redmayne, who appears in My Week with Marilyn.

The shortlist will be announced in January and the winner will be announced on February 12.