Date created : 03/05/2019 - 06:58Latest update : 03/05/2019 - 07:06 Actor Peter Mayhew, who won over fans worldwide as the Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the blockbuster "Star Wars" movies, has died at the age of 74, his family announced on Thursday. Mayhew died on Tuesday at his home in Texas, surrounded by loved ones, the family said in a statement released on the actor's Twitter account."He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films from his knock-kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth," the statement said. "But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more than a role in a film. The relationships that began then grew into the friends and family that he would love for decades to come."The towering British-born actor, the son of a policeman who measured seven feet three inches (2.21 meters), was working as a hospital attendant in … [Read more...] about Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74
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STAR Wars villain Adam Driver has seen his star soar over recent years. We know he's the incredible Kylo Ren in Star Wars, but what else has he starred in and is he up for an Oscar tonight? And where did his career begin? Here's what we know... Who is Adam Driver? What is his background? Adam Douglas Driver, 35, was born November 19, 1983 and is an American actor. Born in California, the 6ft 3in actor’s parents Nancy and Joe divorced when he was seven and he moved to small city Mishawaka, Indiana, where his mum married a Baptist preacher Rodney Wright. He became a rebel — and a vandal, recalling escapades with pals: “We climbed radio towers, lit some things on fire. We’d buy big gallon jugs of cheap wine that would give you red teeth and a headache.” Then after watching Brad Pitt movie Fight Club aged 16, Adam took to organised street brawling. A self-confessed “misfit”, the teenager set his sights on an acting career, but when he … [Read more...] about Is Adam Driver nominated for an Oscar, how tall is the Star Wars actor and who is his wife Joanne Tucker?
A new Star Wars film has entered production and it could be the first of a new trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. The news comes as fan site Fantha Tracks revealed that a new film has entered production under the production company name E&E INDUSTRIES (UK) LIMITED. This was registered as a UK company in October last year, the same exact day as the mysterious third Star Wars TV series. It is speculated that this film is the first in a new trilogy from the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, which will be unrelated to the Skywalker family saga that will conclude in this year's Episode IX. The fan site were the ones to previously reveal when the previous Star Wars sequel trilogy and spin-offs under Disney were registered in the UK, along with a separate spin-off film under the name PLT PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED. This other mystery film is believed to be a spin-off centring on classic character Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed in the prequel trilogy by Ewan … [Read more...] about New Star Wars film begins production and could be new trilogy from Rian Johnson
DAISY Ridley's star shot right up into space after she landed the leading role of Rey in the latest series of Star Wars films. But just who is the young actress who has taken the galaxy by storm? And what else has she starred in? Who is Daisy Ridley? What is her background? Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley, 25, was born 10 April 1992. She began her acting career by appearing on TV shows like Youngers, Toast of London, Silent Witness, Mr Selfridge, and Casualty. However, her breakout role that shot her to fame was when she landed the lead role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. She has currently appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Her acting chops have also been tested in Murder On The Orient Express (2017) opposite Kenneth Branagh. Daisy is also lending her voice to the new Peter Rabbit film, out in 2018. Who does Daisy play in Peter Rabbit? Daisy lends her voice to the live animation film Peter Rabbit. The actress plays the role of … [Read more...] about How old is Daisy Ridley, what’s the Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress’ net worth and who does she play in Peter Rabbit?
A helmet worn by the pilot of a TIE fighter in the original Star Wars film has sold at auction for a galactic £190,000. During a four-day sale of Hollywood memorabilia in Los Angeles that ended yesterday, the hoverboard ridden by Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future II went for £81,000 and a handwritten manuscript for The Wizard Of Oz fetched £950,000. Two Oscar Best Picture statuettes for Mutiny On The Bounty in 1935 and Gentleman’s Agreement in 1947 sold for a total of £581,000. A helmet worn by the pilot of a TIE fighter in the original Star Wars film has sold at auction for a galactic £190,000 Such auctions are rare because Oscar winners since 1951 have had to agree that they or their heirs must offer it back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for one dollar before selling it elsewhere. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Attack Of The Drones! Set of the new Star Wars film is... Return Of The Jedi was supposed to be … [Read more...] about Helmet worn by a pilot in the original Star Wars films fetch £190,000