What then will 2013 bring? Who are going to be the key people that we will be talking about in tech, sport and style?
Our rather small panel of Brandish writers got together then to name the 15 people we think are going to have a very good year in 2013. Some have achieved incredible things already, others will become much higher profile next year. We may of course be way off the mark, but at this point if we were betting men these are the 15 we’d be slapping the cash on.
So here’s the list. Who have we missed?
2012 was a very good year for Wishaw in reprising his role as the maverick reporter Freddie Lyon in the second series of BBC's The Hours. Then came his genius portrayal of a cyber nerd Q in Skyfall. He has a new film Lilting coming in 2013. Expect him to be everywhere next year.