Star Wars

The Dark Side of Osborne's Wooing of 'Star Wars'

Jack Butler | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

Osborne didn't need to genuflect towards the House of Mouse, because the UK has a well-deserved reputation as the home of high quality cinema and moviemaking. But for how long? Osborne is at the top of a government that has slashed arts funding to the bone, axed the UK Film Council and is generally doing a great deal of damage in the cultural arena.

WATCH: Osbi-wan Makes First Star Wars Joke, Cracks Up

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has cracked his first Star Wars joke in a toe-curling display of political punmanship. A slew of hilarity coursed across the interne...

Twitter Celebrates UK Star Wars Announcement With #britishstarwars

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Following the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that the next Star Wars film, Episode VII, would be filmed in the UK in 2015, Twitter embarked...

Osborne Announces Star Wars To Be Filmed In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

The eagerly-awaited re-boot of the Star Wars franchise, this time under the auspices of Disney, will be made in the UK, George Osborne has announced. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cracks In The Coalition

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 10 May 2013... 1) CRACKS IN THE COALITION 48 hours after the Queen's Speech, how coalitious is the c...

Lib Dems Are MASSIVE Trekkies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Politics

It's three years into the Nick Clegg's five year mission to boldly go where no Lib Dems have gone before - into government - and the polls are not loo...

REVEALED: Twitter Policy For Star Wars Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Saturday is, as any fule kno, Star Wars Day. Why? Because 'May the 4th' sounds like... We don't really need to explain this, do we? Instead, we'd l...

An Exhausted Kitten, Baby Owl Chick And A Mother's Emotional Letter (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

We've compiled a list of the most popular pictures and gifs uploaded to Imgur.com the photo sharing website, with the intention of melting your hearts...

WATCH: It's Star Wars! With Kittens!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Comedy

This, let us assure you, is the best 'Star Wars' parody involving cats that you will see today. And possibly any other day. It comes courtesy of Th...

LOOK: Sexy 'Star Wars' Costumes For The Laydeez!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Want to fight the patriarchy with a lightsaber, gals? Then look no further! Sexy Darth Vader! We admit we find their lack of clothes disturbin...

'Star Wars' Actor Dies

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Star Wars' actor Richard LeParmentier, best known as the young Death Star commander who had an encounter with Darth Vader, has died at the age of 66....

C3PO Hints At 'Star Wars' Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Star Wars' fans could have one more reason to celebrate the return of the intergalactic blockbuster, as another familiar face from the original line-...

Award-Winning Indie Film Shares Story of Young Love

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

Wow. This 43 year old man was transported back to 1982 when I was just turning 13, had my collection of Star Wars figures and finding first love. Filmmaker Andy Dodd has captured that moment beautifully in It's a Love Thing.

Disney Shutters Games Development At Iconic Studio

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Tech

Disney has decided to close the iconic video games studio Lucas Arts - less than six months after buying the company. LucasArts was responsible for...

Lego: 'Star Wars' Set NOT Retired Due To 'Racist' Complaints

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Tech

Lego has denied that it is withdrawing a Lego set after criticism from a Turkish community in Austria who claimed it resembled a famous mosque. The...

PICS: 'Vadering' Is The New Internet Photo Craze

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Move over planking! There's a new photo-based sensation in town. Or at rather: on the internet. It goes by the name of 'Vadering', and involves one...

Lego Withdraws 'Anti-Muslim' Star Wars Model, Reports Say

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

Lego has reportedly agreed to withdraw a model from its Star Wars range after complaints it was anti-Muslim. The Jabba's Palace model will be withd...

Star Wars and Selling Things for Free

Pete Giblin | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Pete Giblin

Free games are nothing new, but high quality free games are. Usually it's some tat like FarmVille that looks cheap and the gameplay is ridiculously basic. While there are some fairly minor restrictions, SWTOR allows free-to-play players to play the entire game. All the way to level 50, the highest level in the game so far. They are literally giving their product away for free.

Will Han Solo Be Joining The Party? 'I Think It's Happening'

The Huffington Post UK | | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Harrison Ford is the latest original Star Wars star to hint that he's up for a return to the rebooted inter-galactic franchise. "I think it's almos...

'In Forces Of Darkness And Forces Of Light..'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

Any Star Wars fan knows that Jedis have pretty strict taboos about getting married, but should the situation arise in Scotland, the Free Church are pr...

Well, This Is Scary...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Imagine waking up one day and seeing this.... Slightly scary, no? But fear not! It isn't, in fact, the Supreme Commander. It is merely a hot...

Stars Wars' Emperor Palpatine Appears In Baby's Ultrasound Scan (PICTURE)

Rex Features | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

Ultrasounds can be pretty strange and unsettling at the best of times – but spare a thought for the parents of this little mite – who were present...

Warwick Wants 'Dark' Star Wars Role

PA | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Warwick Davis has admitted he would like to be in the new 'Star Wars' movie - but he hasn't been asked. The actor played an Ewok in 'Return Of The ...

Princess Leia Strikes Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Carrie Fisher has confirmed she will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode VII', 36 years after she first donned those...

Married Couple Chronicle Their Love With Stormtrooper Masks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

It could be the honeymoon album of any newlywed couple. There they are by the pool. On the beach. Taking in the sights. Yet in every shot, both ma...