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London actors headline in latest Star Wars film

18 April 2015 Last updated at 09:35 BST

Two young Londoners are to share the limelight with Harrison Ford when the hotly anticipated new Star Wars film opens.

The 22-year-old actors, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, were introduced at an official fan convention in California.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is due to be released on 18 December.

BBC London's Victoria Hollins reports on the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga and its newest recruits.