Naturally enough, since the debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, the fans have been reading into every single aspect of the 80 odd second promo online. Well, us included.

But the voice over on the trailer was one folk were unsure of - now it's been confirmed that the man behind that gravely growl is Andy Serkis, who has a "small" but "pivotal" role in the film.

Serkis is currently directing his first movie, an adaptation of The Jungle Book, having worked as a second unit director for Peter Jackson on them there Hobbit flicks. Which seem popular. He's also working with increasing consistency as a actor, most recently impressing in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Anyhow, looking forward to seeing what his role evolves to over the new series.