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JJ looks to UK for Star Wars talent

8 November 2013 Last updated at 16:42 GMT

"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.