Photos of the Star Wars Episode VII crew In Portmagee / Skellig Michael Co Kerry!

The Movie Bit is running photos which appear to be, according to them, J.J. Abrams being helicoptered to Skellig to film scenes for Star Wars: Episode VII. Head over to read their story.

The Movie Bit just updated with:

UPDATE 2052 GMT – Mark Hamill confirmed on location

Our Buddy Average Film Guy has sent us a pic of Mark Hamill from the shoot, confirming he’s there. We also know his family is with him but I am not going to post pictures of them as that treads into a weird territory. It appears they are filming in the monastery there too.


Hamill Abrams

Viral over at Star Wars 7 News says:

  Skellig shoot will include 2 actors. He couldn’t reveal the identity of the other but I’m sure we’ll find out pretty soon.


Here is a complete gallery of of images:

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Day 2:

We have heard that in the water out there, they have a 2 mile temporary exclusion zone protected by the Irish Navy. We’ve also been told they had a great day out there with nice weather until about 6pm. Because of the haze the helicopter was not able to be used at the end of shooting when the weather lessened out there. They are also making sure not to disturb the bird life on the island so no planes flew over until a designated time.

Thanks to our buds below for the updates:

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  • Marijuanamoeba

    Enter the Jedi … looks like Star Wars is doing a Bruce Lee riff…

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  • Siddique Hussain

    Been to this area of west Ireland before on a trekking holiday. Specifically chose this part as it was the infamous location David Lean used for his much maligned film Ryan’s Daughter. Inch Beach is a mile long and faces the full force of the Atlantic Ocean, something Lean wanted to exploit for the storm sequence in the film. Some of the original village set is still left on the hillside not far from the beach. Perhaps cast and crew will visit this site following filming. I guess the Puzzlewood sequence could be ground level with Skellig Michael Island taking the action to higher ground. There were reports than a similar location off the coast of Scotland was to be used on Skye, perhaps they changed their minds on that on.

  • christopherdjohnson

    Well, if that first pic is anything to go by, our other actor is Daisy Ridley, who looks to be standing just in front of the helicopter in the shot.

  • Jeff

    Possibly that the second actor is Ridley. The two pics by the helicopter with the brunette in them. Also I saw a close up of the one pic @ Daisey Ridley News and it looked a lot like her. Could be wrong though.