Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich plays a Stormtrooper in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Director Edgar Wright claims he got producer role in new film

Nigel Godrich appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a stormtrooper.

The producer, who is considered the sixth member of Radiohead and also makes music with Thom Yorke under the Atoms For Peace guise, is listed on IMDB as playing FN-9330.

Godrich’s involvement came to light when Four Tet tweeted him to congratulate him on the cameo role. Fans of the Star Wars films will note that as Stormtroopers wear identical helmets, Godrich is indistinguishable in the film.

Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright has subequently claimed that he helped Godrich secure his role in the film.

Meanwhile, Pixar composer Michael Giacchino, who worked with The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams on Lost and Star Trek has a similar role as Stormtrooper FN-3181.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in UK cinemas today (December 17) and a day later in the US, where it has been given a roughly equivalent PG-13 rating.

The story takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jed. The film’s script was penned by director JJ Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast includes Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Ford recently confirmed that he has already seen the film, calling it “wonderful” and “a real big movie”.