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Irish actress to play Jyn Erso’s mother in Rogue One

September 29th, 2016 by Marc Comments


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 An Irish actress has let slip that she will be playing the mother of Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Valene Kane will portray Lyra Erso, who will be first revealed in the forthcoming book Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, alongside her onscreen husband Gale Erso, played by Mads Mikkelsen.

In an article published by Belfast Live, she said: “I grew up watching Stars Wars and I didn’t believe it was happening until I was filming in Iceland. It has a really edgy independent vibe.”

Kane is probably best known for her role as Rose in television drama The Fall.

Elsewhere, a number of new images and character descriptions have appeared online from the film. is the place to visit and we’ll provide the link below. The images range from a dog-like mercenary to a Scarif Stormtrooper Commander.

All in all, this first Star Wars standalone looks amazing!

Valene Kane

Source: and Belfast Live

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….