Stars Wars' John Boyega supports young actors

Last updated at 11:27
John Boyega in The Force AwakensLucasfilm
Boyega is currently filming the follow-up to The Force Awakens

Star Wars actor John Boyega has given his support to the theatre he worked with when he was younger.

The 24-year-old, played stormtrooper Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and was a member of Theatre Peckham's company from age nine to 14.

Newsround sent Jonas who goes to Theatre Peckham now to interview Boyega and even got John to do his best Chewbacca impression.

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Jonas meets Star Wars actor John Boyega

Boyega is currently filming Star Wars Episode Eight.

"As a graduate of the company, I am honoured to be in a position to give back." He said.

John BoyegaTheatre Peckham
Boyega, who played stormtrooper Finn in The Force Awakens, began acting at the theatre at aged nine.

The theatre's founder Teresa Early, said: Boyega "will be a huge boost for our young members", adding: "Now there's an act for them to follow."