Did you spot all these British and Irish actors in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?

The Force is STRONG with the acting talent from this side of the Atlantic

Ian McElhinney – General Dodonna

Veteran Northern Irish actor Ian McElhinney will be known to audiences for his roles in shows like The Fall, Game of Thrones and Hornblower or films like Borstal Boy. Rogue One sees him taking on the role of rebel General Dodonna, a character first played by Alex McCrindle in 1977’s A New Hope.


Jonathan Aris – Senator Jebel

British audiences will probably recognise at least one of the Alliance’s senators as Sherlock’s police nemesis, Anderson, who frequently butts heads with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Baker Street detective. This time around Aris – who also popped up in The Game, Humans, Wolf Hall and The Night Manager – takes on the guise of a rebel politician.

Sharon Duncan-Brewster – Senator Pamlo


Fans of Bad Girls will be no stranger to Sharon Duncan-Brewster, who played the prison drama’s Crystal Gordon before taking on the role of EastEnders’ Trina and popping up in Doctor Who episode The Waters of Mars. The British actress also has a more political role in Rogue One, playing the Alliance’s Senator Pamlo.