Gleeson’s Star Wars secret
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).
The cast of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios, London this week.