Secrecy of Star Wars mission to Skellig Michael revealed

State papers reveal producers’ bid to dampen down publicity about second visit to island

18th October, 2015
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The force is strong on Skellig Michael

The producers of Star Wars sought maximum secrecy about their filming plans on Skellig Michael to preserve the “magic” for cinemagoers.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the months of planning that went into their return to the Unesco world heritage site to film the seventh instalment of the science fiction franchise.

Lucasfilm, which produces all the Star Wars films, sent its formal request last April to shoot at the...

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