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JJ looks to UK for Star Wars talent

"It wouldn't be Star Wars unless there were some fantastic actors who happened to be British."

So says JJ Abrams, the man at the helm of Star Wars: Episode VII.

The director said his team was looking everywhere for the 'best possible' cast.

He was interviewed by the writer Neil Gaiman for BBC's Newsnight .

JJ Abrams also told Gaiman about the new book 'S', which he has co-authored with Doug Dorst.

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