Watch Rogue One A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards talk about his time at Kent and Canterbury's UCA, where the director studied film.
As a Kentish lad myself I'm really rather proud that such an accomplished film maker has Kentish roots.Im also pretty impressed with Gareth's outlook:
Gareth went on to direct independent sic-fi movie Monsters with Scoot McNary and then bagged a huge movie in all senses, when he jumped onto Godzilla. Now the skies the limit as Gareth is currently shooting Rogue One for Disney and Lucasfilm in the UK.
I feel I must correct the Canterbury Times on one thing though, Gareth Edwards will not be the first Brit to direct a Star Wars movie. That honour went to Richard Marquand who directed Return Of The Jedi. The late director was from Wales, which if memory serves, is still part of the Empire. No not that one.
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