There are some big names in the new “Star Wars” cast, and then there is Daisy Ridley.
Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow, John Beyoga, Domhnall Gleeson and Andy Serkis are the headliners of Disney’s Episode VII crew, leaving Ridley as both the one woman and one unknown among the crew. She’s also the greenest of the new cast, having just launched her acting career last year.
While her age is unlisted, Ridley has been playing teenagers on screen. Her first big role was as a musical student in the show “Youngers.” She guest starred as Hannah Kennedy, the grieving best friend of the 15-year-old murder victim at the center of the BBC drama “Silent Witness,” which aired earlier this year. She also guested on the second season of the Jeremy Piven-starring period drama, “Mr. Selfridge,” as a character named Roxie Starlet (which would make for an excellent “Star Wars” name, too).
She’s also set to appear in the second movie adaptation of the hit sitcom, “The Inbetweeners.”
Ridley is also an accomplished jazz singer and dancer, while also highly skilled at tap dancing and cabaret singing. She can also pull off some violin, too, according to her agent.