'Sherlock' actor Jonathan Aris has been cast in 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'.

The 42-year-old star posted the news on his Spotlight page - which actors use as a CV - along with a list of his other recent projects, and included with the entry was his character's name, Senator Jebel.

The update has now been removed from Jonathan's page.

There is yet to be an official casting announcement to confirm whether Aris is definitely attached to the movie but previous Spotlight updates surrounding castings for the returning sci-fi franchise have been accurate.

'Monsters' director Gareth Edwards is helming the 'Star Wars' spin-off, while Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Diego Luna have all been confirmed for roles and iconic villain Darth Vader is rumoured to be appearing.

The movie is about a band of resistance fighters uniting to steal the plans to the Death Star, set in the time between 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' and 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'.

Filming will begin this summer and the film is scheduled for release in December 2016.