This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 23rd Nov 2016
This is a sweet, quietly funny and intriguing focus on 10 character actors and extras who featured in Star Wars (filmed at Elstree in 1976). No one had any idea then that they’d forever be defined by the one or two days they spent on the set of 'yet another' sci-fi movie.
Says one: 'We thought we were making a television show.' Catch up with Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), stormtrooper Laurie Goode and cantina waitress Pam Rose, all of whom stayed in the business but never surpassed their 5 minutes of fame as bitplayers in the film.
Paul Blake says with good humor, “I have played Macbeth. I’ve performed with the Royal Court Theatre. But my epitaph will say, ‘Here lies Greedo.’ ” And while riding the wave of Star Wars cultdom, the film also takes a step back to look at the arbitrariness of celebrity and it's place in our star-driven culture.
Indulge your own Star Wars nerdiness in the company of our well-qualified panel of guests afterwards. Time Out's resident Star Wars enthusiast and film critic Tom Huddleston hosts Elstree 1976's director, Jon Spiro, the doc's producer, Hank Starrs, and also professional supporting actor, Derek Lyons. Derek had two roles in Star Wars - both in the same scene.
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