British-Nigerian actor John Boyega Cast in Star Wars Episode 7

British-Nigerian actor John Boyega Cast in Star Wars Episode 7


Despite early reports that Star Wars: Episode VII cast was being considered with a number of big names including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, the 12 Years a Slave star didn’t make the final cut as the folks over at Lucasfilm Ltd. unveiled the cast of the highly anticipated sequel which includes British-Nigerian actor John Boyega.

Boyega was born in Peckham, London, to Nigerian parents. His first role was that of a leopard in a play at his primary school at the age of five.He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham.

In 2011, he won Most Promising Newcomer at the British independent films award with Attack The Block.His recent award was in 2012 where he was awarded Best Actor in a Leading Role – Comedy at the New York Film academy awards.

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British-Nigerian actor John Boyega Cast in Star Wars Episode 7