Glee­son’s Star Wars se­cret

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By now you will be aware that our own Domh­nall Glee­son has been named in the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Also in the frame are Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Os­car Isaac and the mighty Max Von Sy­dow. The real won­der here is that Glee­son – though his name was men­tioned in as­so­ci­a­tion with Dr Who – was one of the few ac­tors in the world not to be caught up in pre-match spec­u­la­tion. He kept that close to his chest at the Frank pre­miere last week. By way of con­trast, Star Wars watch­ers seemed con­vinced that Zac Efron and Lupita Ny­ong’o were up for roles. Of course, they may still turn up. But odds on their cast­ing will have length­ened con­sid­er­ably. The least amaz­ing news of the week was the fi­nal con­fir­ma­tion that Har­ri­son Ford, Car­rie Fisher and Mark Hamill are re­turn­ing to the fran­chise that made their names (or, at least, made Ford and Fisher’s names).

PHOTO: DAVID JAMES/ LU­CAS­FILM

The cast of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Stu­dios, Lon­don this week.

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