Stars out in 'force' for Force Awakens premiere

  • 15 December 2015
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Image caption Stars and fans turned out in 'force' for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Image caption A squadron of Stormtroopers were among the 4000 guests invited.
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Stars of The Force Awakens reveal their excitement at its release
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Image caption The event took place in Hollywood in the US. Actress Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma.
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Image caption The Force Awakens sees the return of Jedi Luke Skywalker, played by actor Mark Hamill, and reunites the cast of the original film.
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Image caption The plot remains a closely guarded secret, and all guests had to sign temporary confidentiality agreements. Filmmaker George Lucas has worked on all seven movies.
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Image caption New cast members include the relatively unknown British actress, Daisy Ridley.
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Image caption The Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's collaboration also stars Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata.
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Image caption And actors John Boyega, who plays Finn (L) and Poe Dameron actor, Oscar Isaac (R).
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Image caption R2-D2 also attended the event and was introduced by director J.J. Abrams. The film is due to be released on Thursday 17 December 2015.

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