Ben Cross to Play Sarek in Star Trek

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Ben Cross has been cast as Sarek, the Vulcan father of Spock in the upcoming Star Trek feature film.

Cross, a graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, rose to international stardom with his breakout role as runner Harold Abrahams in the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. He will be seen in the upcoming Hero Wanted with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ray Liotta.

He will be paired with Winona Ryder, portraying Spock’s human mother Amanda Grayson. The young Spock will be played by Zachary Quinto.

The film, currently in production under the direction of J.J. Abrams, is scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2008.

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