You’ve probably seen a lot of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for a good cause these past few days and Daisy is now one of them! Watch the video below.

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When the cast of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” was first announced back in May, most of the new names were familiar, at least to the savvy cinephile: John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow. But there was one face who was essentially a total newcomer, 22-year-old British actress Daisy Ridley, and if the rumors are correct, she, along with Boyega, is going to be the lead of the entire trilogy (and, possibly, the daughter of Han and Leia). Ridley is a Londoner who made her acting debut last year in long-running medical drama “Casualty” (something like national service for British actors, Kate Winslet, Orlando Bloom, Ray Winstone, Tom Hiddleston and Martin Freeman all had early gigs on the series), and has appeared steadily on TV since, cropping up in youth drama “Youngers,” the excellent comedy “Toast Of London,” and the murder procedural “Silent Witness.” Her most substantial part so far has been opposite Jeremy Piven in the period drama “Mr. Selfridge.” She’s also got a lead role in the low-budget British horror film “Scrawl” in the can, and was to supposed to make an appearance in smash hit comedy sequel “The Inbetweeners 2,” but when reshoots were required, they clashed with her next gig, and the part had to be recast. But when that next job is “Star Wars,” you probably aren’t too upset by that. Ridley is busy filming her first trip to a galaxy far, far way, and is currently the only cast member confirmed to be returning for Rian Johnson’s “Episode VIII” and “Episode IX.” The last time we had a female lead in a “Star Wars” movie, we got Natalie Portman, so we’re expecting equally big things from Ridley.

MOVIEWEB – ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Villains and Character Flashbacks Revealed!

There will be massive spoilers regarding Star Wars: Episode VII to follow, so if you don’t want to know anything about the story ahead of time, stop reading now. If you just have to know everything you can about director J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated sequel, then check out the latest details below.

Last month, we reported that the plot will center on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters, who find a severed hand holding a light saber in the desert. They soon find themselves on a quest to find its rightful owner. When they encounter Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), the old Corellian space pirate reveals that the light saber actually belongs to his old friend Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who he hasn’t seen in 30 years. They all go on a mission to find him.

Today, Latino Review reveals that Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) isn’t in hiding, he’s being held captive by the sequel’s main villains, the Inquisitors, the name of a character that will soon appear in the Star Wars Rebels TV series debuting this fall on Disney XD. These characters appear to be loosely based on the Inquisitors from the Expanded Universe, mixed with the “hardened Sith look” of The Inquisitor from Star Wars Rebels. Our report from July revealed that the light saber has Luke’s severed hand attached to it, which “probably” isn’t accurate, according to the site. It could be the hand of a completely different character.
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Back in 2013, Daisy appeared in one episode of tv series ‘Youngers’, episode 1×05 titled “A to B and the Apology”. We added HD screen captures in our gallery, enjoy!

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DEADINE – UTA Signs ‘Star Wars’ Lead Daisy Ridley

Among heated competition, UTA has signed Daisy Ridley. Why would there be heated competition for an actress I’ve never heard of? Well, she is the female lead in the J.J Abrams-directed resuscitation of Star Wars, and the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson. Ridley was hired for Star Wars: Episode VII after a worldwide casting search.

The actress, who appeared in several TV series back home in London before getting the job of a lifetime, is repped by Jonathan Arun in the UK and by attorney Shelby Weiser at Sloane Offer Weber Dern.

DIGITAL SPY – Daisy Ridley’s appearance in The Inbetweeners 2 has been cut.

The newcomer was due to star in the comedy in an unspecified role, but her scenes have since been re-shot with a different actress, due to Ridley’s busy schedule with Star Wars Episode VII.

“We’ve cut her out of the film,” co-creator Iain Morris told Yahoo! Movies.

“She [was] in the opening of the film. We reshot the opening because the script didn’t work. We desperately wanted Daisy to come back and do it because she’s brilliant, really funny. But by that point she was doing Star Wars.”

Co-writer Damon Beesley added. “She wasn’t available because of Star Wars contractual commitments. She wanted to do it… She’s brilliant and she’ll be a huge star.”

He continued: “We cast her before she got the role in Star Wars.”

Ridley was perhaps the biggest surprise among the main cast of JJ Abrams’s upcoming Star Wars sequel, to be released in 2015.