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John Boyega (born March 17, 1992) is a British actor who stars as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

BiographyEdit

Boyega's first film role was as the lead, Moses, in British horror comedy Attack the Block (2011). That year he also filmed a pilot for the boxing drama Da Brick, which was not picked up for a series, and appeared in four episodes of the webseries Becoming Human. In 2013, he had a supporting role in the Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun, as well as the BBC TV movie The Whale, dramatizing the 1820 sinking of the Essex. He starred in the crime drama Imperial Dreams, which was screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and appeared that year in 24: Live Another Day.

His involvement in the sequel trilogy was first announced on April 29, 2014.[2] He has also been involved in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny as well as several Star Wars video games; After making a Twitter post criticizing Star Wars Battlefront's lack of a story campaign,[4] Boyega hosted a trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II.[5]

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Work in Star WarsEdit

Title Role Release date
Disney Infinity 3.0 Finn 2015
Saturday Night Live (November 21, 2015 episode)[6] Himself
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Finn
Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2016
Forcesofdestinylogo Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Tracker Trouble" 2017
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
Forcesofdestinylogo Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Shuttle Shock" 2018
Star Wars: Episode IX 2019

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 IMDb favicon John Boyega at the Internet Movie Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced on StarWars.com
  3. Keslassy, Elsa (May 13, 2016). John Boyega: New 'Star Wars' Is 'Darker, Bigger' Than 'Force Awakens'. Variety. Retrieved on May 13, 2016.
  4. Tassi, Paul (March 4, 2016). John Boyega Asks EA For A 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Story Campaign. Forbes. forbes.com. Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  5. This is Star Wars Battlefront 2. EA Star Wars. YouTube (September 26, 2017). Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  6. Reilly, Dan (January 21, 2016). Star Wars and Saturday Night Live's Long History in 16 Sketches. vulture.com.

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