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July 06, 2014 | By FLYGUY

Two New Actors Officially Confirmed for Star Wars Episode VII. Crystal Clarke & Pip Andersen



With more Episode VII rumours than the world has sock changes on some sites every day, it's refreshing to get the official site to sort all the crap out and tell us what is actually happening. So here's the latest and most important snippet of the official casting news from starwars.com.

"At the end of last year Lucasfilm and Disney invited all young aspiring actors to attend an open casting call for roles in J.J Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII. The casting calls spanned 11 cities across the US and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.

Having hunted high and low for young and undiscovered talent, the filmmakers are delighted to announce that two actors from the open call call have been cast.

Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow (Yay!-FLY), UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony."

Here is that very video. I wonder what jkind of charcater Pip might play? 
Love to hear your thoughts. A flying gungan perhaps? ; )



Maybe now all the storm in a teacup over gender roles and race can be finally silenced? Am sure someone will still pick holes somehow, such is the interwebs. Although frankly it's still a disgrace that the bearded, Scottish/Australian, Star Wars reviewing/podcast community has not been represented in Episode VII. Outrageous I say. Outrageous!

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