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Ennis actress Denise Gough is one of the chief villains in the latest in the Star Wars franchise. Photograph by John Kelly

WATCH: Clare actress takes leading role in latest Star Wars show

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ENNIS actress Denise Gough has taken off to a galaxy far, far away having joined the Star Wars universe in her latest role.

The multi-award winning actress is starring in Andor the latest TV show in the Star Wars franchise which debuted this week on Disney Plus.

Denise plays Dedra Meero, a high-ranking Imperial officer in the show which is a spin-off prequel series to the hit film ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.

The show sees the return of Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, the much-loved character from 2016’s Rogue One, with the trailer depicting Denise’s villainous character hell bent on his capture.

This isn’t the first time that Denise has featured in a show on Disney plus, with the three part ITV drama Too Close with Emily Watson also streaming on the channel.

She is also an acclaimed stage actress winning two Olivier Awards for her roles in People, Places & Things and Angels In America on Broadway.

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