Star Wars VII Cast Adds Leanne Best

Although ‘Star Wars VII’ filming has already finished, it looks as though the cast list is increasing… and now adds British actress Leanne Best.

The British actress – who has appeared in the likes of Casualty and Doctors – recently made her big screen debut in ‘The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death’. And now, it looks as though she’s added another small film to her acting resume – ‘Star Wars VII’.

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According to our pals at Yahoo! Movies UK, the actress has been revealed as a member of J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars VII’ cast in a recent PR e-mail.

“Brit actor Leanne Best [is] available for interview,” it reads. “Leanne is currently starring as the woman in black in ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’ showing in theatres worldwide. With a number of film projects on the horizon, 2015 will also see Leanne in J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated ‘Star Wars VII’.”

The e-mail apparently also makes mention of her upcoming film ‘The Outcast’… though I imagine that’s not the film most fellow journalists will be interested in.

Her IMDB page currently makes no mention of a role in ‘Star Wars VII’… but that will no doubt be updated soon given this new information. Unfortunately, her exact role in the film remains a mystery.

But has Best landed a juicy role, or will she appear as a named extra?

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At the moment, the exact nature of her appearance in the film remains a mystery. Given her recent appearance as the Woman in Black, she could well appear in a more prominent role. But will she appear amongst the main cast? Well… probably not.

At this stage, we already know most of the main players in the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… and while it’s exciting to see many British actors landing roles in the film, it’s unlikely to be a major part.

Still, congratulation to Leanne for landing what has to be a dream job for many of us.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ heads to cinemas on 18 December 2015.

Do you think Leanne Best has landed a juicy ‘Star Wars’ role? Will she appear as a named extra or something more prominent? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston

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Ryan Leston is the Founder and Editor of Screen Jolt. He's a big movie nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.