Until this point, the youngest BAFTA winners tended to be film performers. Hayley Mills, Jodie Foster and Jamie Bell were all 14 when they won awards in 1960, 1977 and 2001 respectively (Mills for Tiger Bay, Foster for Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone, Bell for Billy Elliot), whilst Salvatore Cascio was only 11 when he won for Cinema Paradiso in 1991.
In 2011, Harley Bird became BAFTA’s youngest winner aged nine for voicing the popular animated character Peppa Pig. Just three years later however, nine-year-old Cherry Campbell (a few months younger than Bird at time of winning) became the youngest ever BAFTA winner for her lead role in CBeebies series Katie Morag, the story of a feisty girl from a magical Scottish island.
Image: Youngest ever BAFTA winner Cherry Campbell in 2014.