Naomi Ackie is a British actress who won a BIFA for the most promising newcomer. She is best known for her secondary role in Lady Macbeth (2016), her lead role in the film industry, which included being nominated twice for the British Independent Film Awards.
She will be in the cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as announced in a panel yesterday during the Star Wars Celebration where it Star Wars Episode 9 was announced and the first teaser trailer was shown.
Naomi Ackie plays Jannah, apparently the daughter of Lando Calrissian.
Speaking directly on the stage of the event, Ackie and her new character were warmly welcomed by fans, so much so that the actress gave a very brief description of the new entry, explaining: “Rey’s group is facing this great and epic mission, and the fact that Jannah crosses their path, and how they cross it, makes me really thrilled “. The interpreter then stopped before revealing other more specific details but defined this epic adventure as “wild” and on more than one occasion.
Before the panel, many people still wondered if this Jannah could be the daughter of Lando Calrissian, and even though Ackie obviously didn’t reveal anything about it, her statement was quite punchy. She said: “Lando is a very charming man and I think he can have many children around the Universe. This is the only thing I will say”. What do you think about it? Is she just one of the many daughters abandoned by Calrissian?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
There is a lot of speculation about how the plot of Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker will go. The most accredited is the following. During the dialogue between Senator Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker in Episode III, the first reveals to the Chosen One that his old Master, Darth Plagueis, has found a way to forge a life and to give creatures boundless power. We know that Anakin was created and was not born, and those words suggest that it was specially created by the Dark Side to destabilize the Republic and impose a new order with Palpatine in the center. While the words of the film had hinted that it was Plagueis the creator of Anakin from other content belonging to the Star Wars Canon it emerged that its creator is just Palpatine. Now, the assumptions make us think that Luke, having retired for a long time on the island of Ahch-To, spent a lot of time studying Plagueis to replicate his work on the Light Side way. His goal is indeed to forge a counterpower to Kylo Ren, the protégé of Lord Snoke and the Dark Side. We are obviously talking about Rey who, according to this reconstruction, would, therefore, be a sort of emanation of the Skywalker brothers and their incarnation in reality. The title, The Rise of Skywalker, would, therefore, refer to Leia and Luke (consider that the music in the trailer is the theme of Leia) that, from behind the scenes, will guide the evolution of the eternal struggle between good and evil.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cast members
Other Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cast members are Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa).
Naomi Ackie appeared in an episode of the television series Doctor Who entitled Face the Raven in the role of Jen.
Game of Thrones
She will portray a to-be-confirmed character in Game of Thrones: The Long Night.
She starred as Anna in Lady Macbeth, a 2016 British drama film directed by William Oldroyd and written by Alice Birch, based on the short story Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov.
Cleaning Up is a British television drama series written and created by Mark Marlow. The six-part series premiered on ITV on 9 January 2019. It stars Sheridan Smith as Sam, a separated mother and office cleaner who resorts to insider trading in order to pay her debts. Naomi Ackie will play the role of Beckie.
Naomi Ackie was born in 1992.
5′ 6″ (1,68 m)
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