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Three ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars You May Have Missed in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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Three ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars You May Have Missed in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” boasts an impressive cast, including three stars fans may recognize from HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.” As FilmSchoolRejects has pointed out, Gwendoline Christie, Jessica Henwick and Thomas Brodie-Sangster all appear throughout the film.

Christie, best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth, has probably both the most recognizable name and character in the film: Captain Phasma. Though she never removes her helmet, that is indeed Christie underneath all that chrome. Though she doesn’t have a large role in the film, she will have a bigger part to play in upcoming installments of the franchise.

Following her time as season five’s Nymeria Sand, Henwick nabs a smaller role in “Star Wars.” A nameless X-wing fighter pilot, she appears towards the end of the film and gets roughly one line of dialogue.

Brodie-Sangster, who appeared as Jojen Reed on “Game of Thrones,” also plays a very minor role. Credited as a First Order officer, he too gets one line of dialogue during a scene with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and General Hux (Domnhall Gleeson).

Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars franchise veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. The film is now playing in theaters.

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