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J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Finds Its Sarek in Ben Cross

November 20, 2007 (5:18 am) GMT
The British actor has been cast to play the legendary Vulcan ambassador who is also the father of Spock.
J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Finds Its Sarek in Ben Cross

After the mother, here comes the father. StarTrek.com has confirmed that producers of the highly-anticipated "" have just picked up Ben Cross to play Sarek, the Vulcan father of Spock following the casting of as Spock's mother Amanda Grayson.

A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cross shot to worldwide fame through his performance as runner Harold Abrahams in the Oscar-winning 1981 feature "Chariots of Fire." The British thesp next will be seen in the upcoming action flick "" which Brian Smrz directs for Screen Gems.

Meanwhile, Sarek is described as a Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets, previously played by Mark Lenard in "Star Trek: The Original Series." Prior to her marriage to Grayson, Sarek was known to be involved with a Vulcan priestess named T'Rea who bore him his first son, Sybok, in 2224.

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