Normal People stars named on Forbes' "30 under 30"

The Normal People actor Paul Mescal is just one of the Irish people named on Forbes'"30 under 30" watchlist, recognising the work of young entrepreneurs, activists, scientists and entertainers.

The Emmy-nominated actor appeared on the list this morning, alongside other Irish names such as artist Jack Colter, singer-songwriter Joy Crookes and Mescal's Normal People co-star, Daisy Edgar-Jones.

This year marks the tenth annual Forbes 3o under 30 watchlist, which highlights the tremendous work of young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who are aged under 30 and who are seen as transforming business, technology, finance, media, healthcare, science, policy, social entrepreneurship, retail and the arts and entertainment.

Included for his role in Sally Rooney'sNormal People, Mescal and Edgar-Jones' inclusion on the list comes as little surprise, given how the tv drama series impacted not only Irish audiences, but international audiences as well.

US entertainment and showbiz magazine Variety,previously wrote: "Paul Mescal emerged as one of the breakout stars of 2020 thanks to his performance in BBC and Hulu dramaNormal People."

The show saw Mescal nominated for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie" at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards, and Edgar-Jones nominated for "Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Film" at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

Other notable Irish inductees include: Olympic rowing champion Paul ODonovan; Apis Protect co-founder Fiona Edwards Murphy; Change Donations co-founderWilliam Conaghan;artist Jack Coulter, co-founder of Andrson Neil Dunne; singer-songwriter Joy Crookes; JP Morgan's Technology partner Paul Allen; co-founder of Urban Scale Interventions Ralf Alwani; Chief Executive of Apis Protect Fiona Edwards Murphy and founder of Material Evolution Elizabeth Gilligan.

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