Star Wars: Episode 7 Actor Pip Andersen Signs With the United Talent Agency.

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THR has exclusively learned that UTA has signed Episode VII actor Pip Andersen. Last month the agency signed with another Episode VII star – Daisy Ridley, who was rumored to be part of all three upcoming episodes. Also UTA already represents Oscar Isaac…


From THR:

Andersen landed a role in the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams-helmed sequel after producers auditioned thousands of hopefuls throughout the U.S. and U.K. during open casting calls.


According to a Chicago Tribune report last November, character descriptions given during a Lucasfilm 2013 open casting call in Chicago included a role described as an “athletic, smart, handsome, independent-spirited” young man between the ages of 19 and 23 years old.




Andersen, 23, has practiced Parkour – a physical discipline that can involve scaling walls and leaping between rooftops – for the past seven years. Known as Piptrix in the freerunning community, the acting newcomer appeared in three episodes of MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge and starred in a Spider-Man-themed commercial for Sony Xperia smartphones, in which he put his stunt-ready prowess on display.


The United Talent Agency (UTA) is a talent and literary agency with offices in Beverly Hills, California and New York City. UTA is one of the largest talent agencies in the world, with more than 135 agents representing actors, writers, directors, producers, recording artists, below the line talent, IP rights holders, emerging technology companies and corporate brands in a variety of practice areas including film, television, music, digital media, intellectual property, computer and video games, commercials, voiceovers, endorsements, branding & licensing, corporate consulting and entertainment marketing.


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26 thoughts on “Star Wars: Episode 7 Actor Pip Andersen Signs With the United Talent Agency.

  • September 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    First comment! But I don’t care who signs with UTA.

    • September 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      ‘He who is first shall be la…..

  • September 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I bet he is gonna be in some sweet fight scenes. If heis not a force user . I think iit’s a waste of his talents

  • September 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    It will sure beat the really fake looking CGI gymnastics on display in the PT.

    Darth Maul aside, why the hell the couldn’t just get some stunt people in I will never understand..takes you right out of the movie.

    Looking forward to seeing what Pip can do in VII

    • September 24, 2014 at 4:10 am

      well, dont be fooled, there is still gonna be some CGI.Not nearly as heavy, but there are still things people cant do.

  • September 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    OT was better without the heavy gymnastics, Ben vs Darth Vader was a pretty lame fight, but the emotions involved (most of them only alluded to after New Hope actually came out) were to become iconic.
    Darth Maul vs Qui-Gon (Tatooine and Naboo both) were the coolest lightsaber fights to date, but they’re not all the way to being iconic.
    Ideally ep VII will have a fight with good (and only partially disclosed) emotional tension as it’s primary focus, supported but not distracted by dynamic fight choreography.
    If your gonna go ninja gymnastics, not much can beat the real thing.
    (Palpatine still would have been killed by that fall he took while fighting Yoda in the council-chamber.
    Don’t care if he’s a sith, don’t care if it’s supposed to be viewed more as a cartoon or melodrama or whatever, that fall would have killed him. Cheap script-writing.)

    • September 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      I’m an OT fan as well but I’m not sure I agree as Luke did some gymnastic-ish moves & I did enjoy a few of the light saber fights in the PT. I think a mixture of style is important, I really enjoyed how Palpatine wielded his light saber in his fight against Windu (though I thought that fight was a tad short) & how count Duuku had a more casual grip. I do agree that it shouldn’t be cartoon-ish but it’s the CGI’d scenes that make it look that way. I agree the fight between Yoda and Palpatine was disappointing, more than anything because it cheapens the force. If you’re gonna use a fight with force powers I would have preferred the route Harry potter took with Dumbledore’s Voldemort duel… that was badass. But yeah that script was awful, the emperor in ROTJ was way more mysterious & iconic.

    • September 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Luke would have also been killed by the fall in Epidode V.

      Cheap script writing. Hahaha.

      • September 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

        At least Luke didn’t land on his feet or catch himself using dental floss.

        • September 21, 2014 at 3:49 am

          No, he landed on a radio antenna and managed to stay on with no strength and one hand. I’m surprised he didn’t bleed to death with all the pressure on his limbs from the fall and splat in the end.

          The PT is not the only trilogy with errors, man.

          • September 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

            Don’t you know anything about severed limbs in Star Wars? They get cauterized instantly, I don’t remember seeing any blood in any light saber duel. And what are you talking about “no strength”? This is Luke Skywalker we are talking about. The same Luke Skywalker who was buffing up with his Yoda training.

          • September 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm

            When Obi Wan cut off the dudes arm in the cantina there was blood.. just saying

          • September 24, 2014 at 4:17 am

            True, but it has been basically retcon, due to the fact it was the first episode filmed and that they figured out that lightsabers would in fact instantly cauterize exposed wounds. Although, there is blood spray from when Maul gets cut in half as well. However I think that would be more accurate because well… he was cut in half lol

    • September 23, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Same with classic leading men vs today’s perfectly chisled bods.

  • September 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I’m much more interested in Pip’s acting ability than his stunt work for VII. He better not be another “Darth Maul” where the focus is on what he does rather than on who he is.

  • September 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    The EU’s Anakin Solo

  • September 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Jeez, so much hatred for the fact that a group of gifted individuals from all over the galaxy have the ability to manipulate the very matter around them and lift heavy boulders, but should they happen to exert the same powers on their own bodies to somersault or survive a high fall, and all of a sudden it’s all pitchforks and torches. I notice that no-one has bitched an moaned as yet about Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan’s Force Speed escape from the Droidekkas in Ep 1, or their Force Jump up to the higher platforms (along with Darth Maul). You people are so fickle….

    • September 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      I thought that stuff from Episode I was over-the-top. Red Letter Media also demonstrated inconsistency with the Jedi Force powers. Obi-Wan can speed run to escape the droidekas but somehow doesn’t use it later on to catch up to Qui-Gon and Maul?

      • September 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm

        Yeah! No shit! What’s up with that?

      • September 21, 2014 at 3:56 am

        in addition to those stop-motion taun tauns and muppets at jabba’s palace, apparently you guys also long for the stiff stand-in-one-spot type dueling of alec guiness.

        Personally, I’d like to see some CG-enhanced backflips and summersaults. CG has improved much since 2005, btw.

        • November 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

          CGI back flips?! What the hell for?? You sir are a buffoon! ..and those aren’t the droids you’re looking for!

    • September 20, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Yeah that stuff sucked too

    • September 22, 2014 at 2:51 am

      Totally agree with you master raze about people been so fickle

  • September 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

    How obnoxious! Yeah so the Obi Wan fight was slow. It was 1979, it was the style of that era. Watch any film made in that time period and you won’t see anything like the phantom menace paced fighting. Even martial arts films were slower paced in that time period. Lucas had stated that he wanted the lightsabers to feel like big heavy swords, Excalibur style.

    Stop motion isn’t like a monolithic technology that made zero progress over the last 30 years. Just watch the trailer for Box Trolls… that’s stop motion and it looks spectacular.

    • November 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      1977 you swamp rat!

  • September 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Who the fuck cares about who signed with who. That’s the equivalent of saying Demi Moore is now shopping at Costco. Write an actual story, that is a story.

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