Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson has been named in the cast for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars reboot. The announcement was named on the official website of the movie franchise. Also named in the cast are newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Issac. Returning to the Galaxy far far away are Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Here’s what you need to know about this new star:
1. His Dad is an Accomplished Actor
He’s the son of character actor Brendan Gleeson. The father/son duo played alongside each other in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow 1 and 2. Gleeson played Bill Weasley with his father performing as Alastor Moody.
2. Gleeson Has Been an Oscar Winning Movie
He starred in the Oscar winning short Six Shooter. You can watch the full movie above.
3. Gleeson is a University Graduate
He’s native of Dublin, Ireland. Gleeson has a degree in Media Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
4. He Has One More Movie to Complete Before Star Wars
Prior to Star Wars, Gleeson is set to star in Brooklyn. A story of a young woman who moves from Ireland to Brooklyn in the 1950s and finds love with an Italian-American.
5. His Brothers Are Pretty Talented
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