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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Christina Chong joins Star Wars 7

JJ Abrams is directing the latest Star Wars film

Star Wars: Episode VII has found another British cast member, in the form of up-and-coming star Christina Chong.

The actress, last seen in 24: Live Another Day, is tipped to have landed a supporting role in JJ Abrams' upcoming seventh instalment of the sci-fi series, reported Latino Review, although a Disney spokesman couldn't confirm the stories.

Christina, who has appeared in TV shows like Doctor Who and Black Mirror and in Madonna's period drama W.E, joins other British talent in the new film, which includes Andy Serkis and John Boyega alongside relatively unknowns Daisy Ridley and Pip Andersen.

The actress, who has also bagged the female lead in Sergio Mimica-Gezzan's Halo: Nightfall, previously hinted about the role in a tweet in May, when she posted her excitement about the first day.

"@bad_robot: #dayone pic.twitter.com/Hi0epiG4wO" Very cool!! #VII" she wrote, after alluding to the shoot in Abu Dhabi.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are returning to star in Episode VII, reprising their roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia respectively, from the original trilogy.

Production on the film has been put on hold for two weeks to allow Harrison to recover from a leg injury sustained on set.

Episode VII remains on course for a December 2015 release date.

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