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Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, has a more prominent role in The Last Jedi than she did in The Force Awakens. She plays Lieutenant Connix, who aids Poe Dameron in covering up Finn and Rose’s secret trip to Canto Bight.
Adrian Edmondson, a British actor, plays Captain Peavey. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Slowen Lo, the alien who turns in Rose and Finn in for parking on the beach on Canto Bight. Levitt has appeared or stared in every Rian Johnson film to date. Also, Michaela Coel, from Black Mirror, makes an appearance as a Resistance monitor.
Tom Hardy dons the infamous Stormtrooper gear, but it’s unknown which bucket-head he is in The Last Jedi. Princes William and Harry apparently played Stormtroopers but hit the cutting room floor. But to us, they’re royalty.
Warwick Davis plays an alien, Wodibin in the Canto Bight Casino in The Last Jedi. Davis has played a “W” named character in each Star Wars movie he’s appeared in, with the only non “W” creature being Rukh from Star Wars Rebels.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi- Wicket
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace – Wald and Weasel.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – Wollivan
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Weeteef Cyu-Bee
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi – Wodibin
- Star Wars Rebels – Rukh
Gary Fisher, Carrie Fisher’s dog, makes an appearance in Canto Bight. Mark Hamill voices the Dobbu Scay, the drunk alien which interacts and throws up all over BB-8. All three of Hamill’s children pop up in the film, also.
Two actors from the hit show The Leftovers, Justin Goro and Lily Cole make appearances in The Last Jedi. Also, the director of Rogue One, Garreth Edwards makes a cameo at the end of the film, as a Resistance soldier.
Game of Thrones appearances
Of course Captain Phasma, Gwendoline Christie is the most prominent Games of Thrones star in The Last Jedi, but actors from the show were peppered in throughout the entire film.
- Kate Dickie: Lysa Arryn. Plays a First Order Stormtrooper
- Mark Lewis Jones: Shagga of the Stone Crows. Plays Captain Canady of the First Order in the opening scene
- Amira Ghazalla: Dothraki. Canady’s First Order Commander.
The Force Awakens displayed, even more, GOT stars, with Episode IX likely continuing that trend. Emilia Clarke will play Qi’Ra in the upcoming Solo: A Star Story film.