Lifestyle / Entertainment / Film by Press Association 04/05/2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Star Wars actor Peter Cushing will be honoured with a blue plaque at his childhood home, English Heritage has announced. The actor, who died in 1994, is best known for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the ground-breaking 1977 film but also starred in numerous fantasy and horror films, including 23 Hammer Film Productions. His Star Wars character was brought back to life in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, when Tarkin was digitally revived using visual effects. The plaque, announced on Star Wars Day, will be unveiled in July at his former home in Croydon. Howard Spencer, senior historian for English Heritage blue plaques, said: “Described as never having given a bad performance, Peter Cushing was an incredibly accomplished actor with a varied career ranging from Shakespearean theatre to … [Read more...] about Blue plaque honour for Star Wars actor Peter Cushing
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Solo: A Star Wars Story': The new young Han Solo trailer is here! Here's what we learned about Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in the latest (and probably last) new trailer for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kim Willis and Brian Truitt, USA TODAY Published 10:54 a.m. ChT April 9, 2018 | Updated 11:43 a.m. ChT April 9, 2018 CLOSE Young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) joins a team of rogues who scheme to rip off a cosmic gangster in a trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Lucasfilm CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Oh, sure, American Idol, way to guarantee that … [Read more...] about ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: The new young Han Solo trailer is here!
Mark Hamill has had his say on whether General Leia should be recast in the next ‘Star Wars’ film, following Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress died in 2016 after filming ‘The Last Jedi’, with the final film in the new trilogy originally supposed to have focused on her character, leaving bosses with a conundrum of how to address the situation. While producers have already ruled out digitally recreating General Leia, as they did with a younger version of the character in ‘Rogue One’, conversation recently turned to whether a different actress could play her. However, Mark, who has played Luke Skywalker opposite Carrie Fisher since the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, has weighed in on the matter, insisting she is “irreplaceable”. The actor told Collider: “I don’t know what the specific plans were for that character, but since Han was more prominent in VII, Luke was more prominent in VIII, we … [Read more...] about ‘Star Wars’: Mark Hamill Weighs In On Whether Leia Should Be Recast
Actor was described as a 'great leader and an inspiration' By Kelby McNally Friday, February 06, 2015 RICHARD Bonehill has died, aged 67. The Star Wars actor - who starred in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi - passed away this week, but details surrounding his death have yet to be revealed. Richard Bonehill, who starred in a number of Star Wars films, has passed away, aged 67[Twitter] Richard played several roles in the hugely popular sci-fi films, including Stormtroopers and alien pilot Nien Nunb. News of his death was reported by the Troro Fencing Club, where the actor served as a head coach for 12 years until 2007 and was president when he died. "We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our President & former Head Coach Richard Bonehill," the club tweeted yesterday. He was the President of the Truro Fencing … [Read more...] about Star Wars actor Richard Bonehill dies, aged 67
HARRY Potter star and comedian Warwick Davies has found global success as an actor and TV personality.Here's everything you need to know about the star, what he plans to do in the future, and what he's up to now...Warwick Davis is an English actor, television presenter, writer, director, producer and comedian.He was born in Epsom, Surrey on February 3, 1970, with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, an extremely rare genetic form of dwarfism.He has previously said that the only drawbacks to his dwarfism is the associated health problems.Davis' wife, Samantha, has achondroplasia and their two children also have the same form of dwarfism as he does.Their daughter Annabelle Davis stars in the CBBC show, The Dumping Ground as Sasha Bellman.As a result of having different forms of dwarfism, the couple's first two sons died shortly after birth, having had a fatal combination of the conditions.Samantha is the daughter of his business partner Peter Burroughs, and the sister of … [Read more...] about Who is Warwick Davis? Star Wars and Harry Potter actor featured on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast