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Monday, 15 February 2016

EPISODE VII: JOHN BOYEGA - FROM PECKHAM TO HOLLYWOOD!

On to the next stage of his character growth- John Boyega as Finn in THE FORCE AWAKENS.

The casting process may have been long and arduous (literally seven months!), but Peckham boy made good John Boyega, already a rising star with strong roles in the UK sci-fi comedy movie ATTACK THE BLOCK, and the final Kiefer Sutherland starring TV series of 24, more than proved himself the right man for the right job playing the former First Order Stormtrooper on the run, FN-2187, now known as Finn, for THE FORCE AWAKENS, bringing the kind of energy, humour, vulnerability and, most importantly, sincerity and heart needed to totally win over fans old and new for the new Sequel saga films, and generating great all-important chemistry on and off set with Daisy Ridley and her equally fish out of water heroine in Rey. I'm sure the actress is very proud of her "Peanut"!

The striking banner art of Finn for THE FORCE AWAKENS.

With some familiar icons. Image: Getty Images for DISNEY.

With Daisy Ridley for a lively ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY photo shoot.

Congratulations from STAR WARS AFICIONADO and fans worldwide on yesterday's BAFTA/EE Rising Star award win, Mister Boyega. Now go save the universe as a (hopefully) fully-fledged member of the Resistance, for EPISODE VIII!

A well deserved award at the BAFTAs.

BAFTAs 2016 sees Star Wars' John Boyega win breakthrough award | Daily Mail Online
John Boyega wins EE Rising Star Award | BAFTA Film Awards 2016 - YouTube

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