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The Crown, Doctor Who star Matt Smith joins Star Wars: Episode IX

Matt Smith, the star of BBC’s Doctor Who and Netflix’s The Crown, is the latest actor to join Star Wars: Episode IX.

hollywood Updated: Aug 29, 2018 11:06 IST
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Matt Smith played Prince Philip in The Crown. The role will now be taken over by Tobias Menzies for the next two seasons.

English actor Matt Smith, who is famous for his role in Doctor Who, is all set to join JJ Abrams’ directorial Star Wars: Episode IX. It is however yet not known whether The Crown star will be on the side of the evil empire or the rebels, reported Variety.

The actor is known as the 11th Doctor of British sci-fi series, Doctor Who and for playing Prince Philip in Netflix’s The Crown. He was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the acclaimed series on the Queen’s life.

Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who.

The cast of the flick will include Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Billie Lourd John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran and Joonas Suotamo.

Naomi Ackie, Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant will also be joining the cast, along with other veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

The movie is slated to hit the screens in December 2019.

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First Published: Aug 29, 2018 11:06 IST