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Carrie Fisher takes her dog Gary to Star Wars premiere

Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting the UK premiere of The Force Awakens - but it was Carrie Fisher's dog who stole the show.

Carrie Fisher holds back a stormtrooper pointing at her dog. Credit: PA

The Princess Leia actress walked the red carpet with her pet pooch Gary - and at one point it looked like she nearly took a tumble.

Is the Force is not with you Princess Leia? Credit: PA

But not one to worry about the paps Carrie promptly got on the floor with Gary rather than posing for pictures.

Carrie sits on the floor holding Gary's paw. Credit: PA

The seventh installment of Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits UK cinemas from today, December 17.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens could make £2bn

Critics are saying The Force Awakens is set to be the highest grossing film in history.

It could be the first film to make £2 billion at the box office and seeing the reception at the premiere tonight, that looks very likely to happen.

Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Stormtroopers attending the premiere. Credit: PA Wire

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Ridley: It's great that people think I did a good job

Asked for her reaction to the widely positive reviews for The Force Awakens, British actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, told ITV News' Nina Nannar: "It's very nice that people think I did a good job - I worked really hard!"

She said she had been able to manage just two hours sleep after flying into London for the premiere.

Daisy Ridley speaking to Nina Nannar. Credit: ITV News

Harrison Ford 'feeling a lot of jet lag' on red carpet

Harrison Ford admitted to ITV News that he is "feeling a lot of jet lag"after jetting into London for the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ford, who reprises his role as Han Solo, said he had heard the reviews for the film "were ok" - critics hailed it as a triumph.

"I'm very proud of it," the 73-year-old told Nina Nannar.

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Chewbacca actor: Premiere is 'absolutely wonderful'

Peter Mayhew on the red carpet on Wednesday. Credit: PA Wire

Actor Peter Mayhew, who plays Han Solo's sidekick, Chewbacca, has said the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens said being at the premiere was "absolutely wonderful".

We've had a great weekend, we were in Los Angeles last night and we're here in London tonight, what more could anybody ask for?

– Peter Mayhew
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