10 Nov 2013

Thousands queue for Star Wars movie casting call

2:47 pm on 10 November 2013

Thousands of people have turned out in Britain to audition for a role in the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise.

Disney made a casting call last week for an actress to play a "street-smart" and strong character aged 17 or 18, as well as an actor to play a capable and courageous young man, in Star Wars: Episode VII.

The BBC reports many young hopefuls queued for hours in the pouring rain in Bristol for a 'meet and greet' with casting directors. Some even camped overnight.

Local media say others even travelled from the United States and Sweden to take part in the auditions.

Further casting sessions will take place across the UK and Ireland.