Diego Luna in action for Star Wars series Andor in Cleveleys but what do we know about the actor behind Cassian Andor?

Diego Luna gave a brief wave to fans as he started out a second day's filming in Cleveleys for Disney+ highly anticipated new series in the Star Wars franchise 'Andor.'

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 5:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 5:13 pm
Diego Luna waves to fans who came out to see him in Cleveleys today

While viewers will have to wait until 2022 to get their first glimpse of the final show, swarms of people gathered near to the Cove Cafe in Cleveleys to catch Rogue One star, Mexican actor Diego Luna 41, reprise his 2016 role to film his scenes for the action adventure.

"Everything I did, I did for the Rebellion. And every time I walked away from something I wanted to forget, I told myself it was for a cause I believed in.

"A cause that was worth it. Without that, we're lost. Everything we've done would have been for nothing. I couldn't face myself if I gave up now." - Cassian Andor.

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Lead star of Andor Mexican actor Diego Luna

Read more: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/a-closer-look-at-the-cast-of-star-wars-andor-who-could-appear-at-the-cleveleys-film-location-3222747But it was as a child actor Luna first made his name. His mother Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer, she died when he was just two years old.

His father Alejandro Luna, inspired his love for the stage and film as he worked as a theatre, film, and opera set designer.

He starred in many television dramas as a child before his break in the Mexican road trip movie Y Tu Mamá También, alongside one of his best friends Gael García Bernal in , a Mexican The role brought him international acclaim.

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Production crew have been busy in preparation for the filming in Cleveleys since May 1

He became part of Star Wars history in 2016 when as Cassian Andor, his character appeared for the first time as an Alliance soldier who joins a rebel mission to steal the plans of the Death Star, a superweapon built by the Galactic Empire.

For more on Blackpool what's on: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/tower-circus-is-ready-to-reopen-its-blackpool-doors-later-this-month-3225742The mission - of the box -office smash Rogue One- to obtain the plans was a success, but Andor perished along with the rest of 'Rogue One' force.

One of his most recent high profile works was as Mexican drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, which premiered in November 2018.

Andor lead star Diego Luna is Cassian Andor,
Stormtrooper on set
Diego Luna on the Cleveleys film set
The Cleveleys film set has seen a busy day of action
Extras ready to film scenes in Cleveleys