'Game of Thrones' Actor Cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII''
The 'Game of Thrones' swordsman has joined the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII', but will he be tasked with swapping the sword for a lightsaber?
The actor Miltos Yerolemou, the best known for playing swordsman Syrio Forel in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' series, has joined the cast of Disney's 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. Yerolemou has played numerous parts involving sword-fighting throughout his career and it is assumed he will take up a similar role, perhaps with a lightsaber, in J.J Abrams' movie.
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BBC News report that Yerolemou's role is not thought to be a major one, though LucasFilm have declined to comment on the casting.
He is the latest 'Game of Thrones' alum to join the cast of the movie, with Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, also announced as part of the principal cast in June.
Yerolemou is an accomplished actor having appeared on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He's recently been filming a role in a BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's booker prize winning novel Wolf Hall.
Star Wars: Episode VII recently resumed filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire following a hiatus to allow Harrison Ford time to recover from his broken leg, which he suffered on-set. Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo, while Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher return as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. They are joined in the cast by a slew of exciting newcomers including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be released in December 2015.