JJ Abrams

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – the Millennium Falcon

A CREATIVE SHAKE-UP, LAST-MINUTE REWRITES AND A DIRECTOR NOT KNOWN FOR GREAT ENDINGS: JJ ABRAMS, JOHN BOYEGA, DAISY RIDLEY, OSCAR ISAAC AND ANTHONY(...)

Daisy Ridley: ‘People don’t ask people’s permission before they post things.’ Photograph: Dylan Coulter/Guardian

Daisy Ridley’s earliest childhood memory is of a party hosted by her parents at their family home in west London, when she was three or four. She was (...)

 JJ Abrams, who will  replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Filmmaker JJ Abrams will write and direct the ninth instalment of the Star Wars series, Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, a week after the film lost its(...)

A scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Williams has worked with JJ Abrams’ film company Bad Robot, on unconscious gender bias in film. This one has been praised for its diversity in the lead characters

Dropbox’s global head of diversity Judith Williams doesn’t believe in complacency. The tech company is on a mission to encourage diversity within its (...)

Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co Kerry. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Director JJ Abrams has revealed his shock at being allowed to film scenes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on one of Ireland’s Unesco sites. The Skel(...)

US director JJ Abrams arrives at the European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in Leicester square in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Star Wars director JJ Abrams turned down the film when it was first offered to him because he did not want to be seen as “the guy who does sequels”. (...)

Dead Man Down

And then they all walk into a bar together and there’s a punchline. Danish film-maker Niels Arden Oplev directs Irishman Colin Far(...)