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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meet the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast And Who Just Joined (Photos)


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John Boyega
Boyega had a breakout role as Moses in 2011's sci-fi pic Attack the Block, directed by Joe Cornish. The 22-year-old British actor, whose other film credits include Half of a Yellow Sun (which also starred Chiwetel Ejiofor), will next appear in the limited TV series 24: Live Another Day.

Oscar Isaac
Isaac had a breakout role in the Coen brothers' 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis, playing a struggling musician in 1960s New York. Born in Guatemala and raised in Florida, Isaac graduated from the Juilliard School where he studied drama. The actor's early work included Robin Hood, Sucker Punch and W.E. He then played Carey Mulligan's husband in Nicolas Winding Refn's dark film Drive. Isaac has wrapped work on J.C. Chandor's upcoming film A Most Violent Year and has two other films in the can: sci-fi drama Ex Machina and thriller Mojave starring Mark Wahlberg.

Adam Driver
Driver, who will play a villain, has come into the spotlight in the past two years for his breakout role as Lena Dunham's volatile boyfriend on HBO's Girls. The 30-year-old actor also had a memorable part in the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. Driver took a unique path to acting: After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, which included being deployed to Iraq, he attended the University of Indianapolis for a year before transferring to Juilliard.

Daisy Ridley
Ridley has the lightest résumé of anyone in the new cast. The newcomer has appeared on the British TV shows Mr. Selfridge and Silent Witness.

Domhnall Gleeson
The Irish actor, the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, starred alongside his father in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2. Repped by Paradigm, he'll appear in Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial project Unbroken. Also a stage actor, Gleeson earned a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his role in Broadway's The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Andy Serkis
Serkis is known for his motion-capture work in some of the biggest films from the past few years. He created the role of ring-hungry Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and plays intelligent ape Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Serkis, 50, earned a Golden Globe nom for playing a serial killer in the British telefilm Longford. The CAA-repped actor, who directed second-unit on the first Hobbit film, is attached to direct Warner Bros.' upcoming Jungle Book film.

Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow has been a working actor since 1949, starring in dozens of films throughout his career, including Through a Glass Darkly, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Emigrants, The Exorcist and Three Days of the Condor. He worked with Ingmar Bergman in 11 films, the first being The Seventh Seal in 1957. The 85-year-old actor's more recent work includes The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Robin Hood and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, for which he was nominated for best supporting actor Oscar.

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy, will reprise his role for the upcoming film. The actor is also known for his roles in the Indiana Jones films, Blade Runner, Clear and Present Danger, Apocalypse Now, The Fugitive, Air Force One and What Lies Beneath.

Mark Hamill
Since starring as Luke Skywalker in the original series, Mark Hamill, who will reprise his role in Episode VII, has lent his voice to Batman: The Animated Series and its spinoffs, as well as the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman:Arkham City.

Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher starred as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. She'll return in J.J. Abrams' new film.

Peter Mayhew
THR exclusively broke the news that Peter Mayhew would reprise his role as Chewbacca for Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming sequel. Mayhew played the legendary Wookiee and Han Solo's co-pilot in the original trilogy, beginning with Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope in 1977.

Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels played droid C-3PO in the original Star Wars trilogy, and will reprise his role for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Kenny Baker
English actor Kenny Baker played R2-D2 in the original Star Wars films. His other film credits include The Elephant Man, Amadeus and Jim Henson's Labyrinth.


Gwendoline Christie
Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on HBO's hit Game of Thrones. She also recently nabbed a role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

Lupita Nyong'o
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been mulling her next role for quite some time. The 12 Years a Slave actress made a big move by nabbing a role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars film.