Actor Warwick Davis welcomes UK filming of new Star Wars

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The latest Star Wars film is to be made in the UK, producer Lucasfilm has said.

The seventh movie in the sci-fi series is due to start production next year and is scheduled for release in 2015.

Actor Warwick Davis, who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi, said it was great news for Britain.

"It's Star Wars coming back to its roots."

Asked whether he would like a role in the new film, he said he liked the idea of playing a villain with a light sabre in his hand.

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