If tabloid reports are true it would appear that Ade Edmondson (The Young Ones, Bottom, The Comic Strip) will be appearing in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Like all Star Wars film knowledge it is shrouded in secrecy but according to The Sun, “Edmondson bagged a role in the film after impressing Episode VIII Director Rian Johnson and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams.”
A source for The Sun said:
Ade is one of the most-loved comedy stars in the UK but even he would admit Star Wars is a surprise move for him.
While JJ Abrams isn’t directing, he is still heavily involved and he is really keen on British talent.
Ade is starting to go back to his acting roots after doing a lot of reality TV recently and this is a huge deal for him. His character is top secret, like everything else to do with the film and its plot. But given his old comedy characters, it would make sense for them to give him an eccentric part.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for release on December 15, 2017.