Gary Barlow to make cameo in new Star Wars movie
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 May 2016
Gary Barlow has reportedly secured a cameo role in the new 'Star Wars' film and began shooting his part at Pinewood Studios last week
Gary Barlow is to make a cameo in the new 'Star Wars' film.
The Take That singer, 45, has reportedly bagged himself the role of a stormtrooper in the next installment of the franchise and secretly filmed his mysterious part at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, last week.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Gary is a huge 'Star Wars' fan so this is a dream come true. The process has been kept top secret, as he doesn't want anybody to find out. His connections in the film industry got him the part."
Filming for the next movie is currently underway at the Studios and on location, and is expected to be just as big a success as last year's 'The Force Awakens', which saw Harrison Ford make his comeback as Han Solo.
Although details on the forthcoming film are being kept close to producers' chests, it was recently reported Ade Edmondson, 59, has also managed to secure a role after he impressed director Rian Johnson and executive producer J.J. Abrams with his incredible acting ability.
A source said: "Ade is one of the most-loved comedy stars in the UK but even he would admit Star Wars is a surprise move for him. While J.J. Abrams isn't directing, he is still heavily involved and he is really keen on British talent.
"His character is top secret, like everything else to do with the film and its plot. But given his old comedy characters, it would make sense for them to give him an eccentric part."
And Edmondson is just one of the many in the long-line of Brits to join the 'Star Wars' family.
Simon Pegg played Junkyard dealer Unkar Plutt in 'The Force Awakens', while John Boyega and Daisy Ridley played lead characters Finn and Rey respectively.
'Star Wars VIII', which has yet to be given an official name, is expected to hit cinema screens around the globe next year.