Tony Nominee Domhnall Gleeson Among Cast of STAR WARS - EPISODE VII
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII! Included in the cast is Tony nominee Domhnall Gleeson (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as well as off-Broadway vets Oscar Issac and Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis(2013), Frances Ha) and West End stage stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.
Said drector J.J. Abrams, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII.' It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
Gleeson earned a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his part in the Broadway production The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He has performed in several shows at Dublin's Gate Theatre, including adaptations of American Buffalo and Great Expectations.
Gleeson's work on-screen includes the television series The Last Furlong, the comedy sketch show Your Bad Self and the films Six Shooter, Studs and Boy Eats Girl. He played Bill Weasley in the films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2, released in 2010/2011.