Game of Thrones actress in Star Wars film

Published Tuesday, 03 June 2014
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Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne in the hit series, and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o have been added to the cast of the new Star Wars film.

Game of Thrones actress in Star Wars film
Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie. (© Getty)

British actress Christie has built up her profile since appearing in the Northern Ireland filmed epic fantasy series Game Of Thrones and will soon be in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

Mexican-Kenyan Nyong'o has landed her role after drawing acclaim for her performance in 12 Years A Slave and landing an Academy Award earlier this year.

They join original members of the first Star Wars trilogy of movies Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in the cast for the eagerly anticipated Episode VII which began production last month.

Other figures who will be seen in the movie - being directed by JJ Abrams - include Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis.

Kathleen Kennedy, the president of production company Lucasfilm, said: "I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."

Composer John Williams returns once again to create the score for the film, as he has done on all six of the Star Wars films. He won an Oscar for his work on the first of the movies.

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