Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adds Jessica Henwick To Cast

Lizo Mzimba, entertainment journalist for the BBC, is reporting on Twitter that Jessica Henwick has joined the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Henwick is known for her work on the BBC's legal drama, Silk, and children's fantasy adventure series, Spirit Warriors. She will also play Nymeria Sand – one of Oberyn Martell's bastard daughters, collectively called the "Sand Snakes" – in Season 5 of Game of Thrones.

Henwick joins a cast consisting of Star Wars veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, and newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Max Von Sydow, and Oscar Isaac.


The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will air in front of all movies in select theaters, nationwide, from November 28 through November 30. The film hits theaters December 18, 2015.