British parkour runner lands Star Wars: Episode VII role from 67,000 at open auditions

Two newcomers have landed major roles in Star Wars: Episode VII after beating over 67,000 hopefuls to the part.

Brit Pip Andersen and American Crystal Clarke, who is studying at Glasgow University, were chosen from actors who attended open casting days in the US and UK and others who submitted applications online.


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As we begin a journey into an exciting new era of Star Wars, it’s time for a fully armed and operational online Star Wars experience. So we’re thrilled to let you know that Lucasfilm is launching an all-new — with movie, TV, and video game news, innovative features, and more in-depth original content than ever before. 

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As we transition to Disney ID, your existing account will be deleted. But don’t worry — your new Disney ID is more powerful than you could possibly imagine. 

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