Cameras begin rolling on set of new Star Wars film

Filming has begun on the new Star Wars movie, which is set to star many of the original stars alongside a set of newcomers.

Fans were informed that cameras had started rolling after a photo was posted by director JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot on Twitter.

JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot tweeted the picture of the film's clapperboard with the hashtag #dayone. Credit: Twitter/Bad Robot

Star Wars: Episode VII is being filmed in Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, continuing the movie series' tradition of working in the UK, despite being the first time Abrams has filmed outside the US.

Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will work with newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in the movie set for release in December 2015.