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Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con

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Jul 13th 2015, 12:38 PM 42,677 34

2015 Comic-Con - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel Gleeson (centre) at SDCC on Friday Source: Associated Press

IRISH ACTOR DOMNHALL Gleeson was announced as part of the main cast for the new Star Wars film last April, but until now his role remained a mystery.

Finally, at a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ panel at the San Diego Comic Con event on Friday his character was revealed.

Gleeson (who’s the son of actor Brendan) will play General Hux, a baddie in charge of Starkiller Base.

At the event Gleeson was asked for some details about his character and he’s widely reported as responding:

Which prompted a bit of this:

What Gleeson actually said (in his very Irish accent) when asked by the host “are you really evil?” was:


Stand down everyone. Gleeson was not denying his Irish roots, he was simply giving a detail about General Hux. Phew. We can all get on with our days.

By Emer McLysaght. Originally published on


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