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Anthony Daniels Has Filmed His Last Star Wars Scenes As C-3po

Anthony Daniels has filmed his last ever scenes as C-3PO in the 'Star Wars' franchise.The 72-year-old actor has revealed that his time portraying the lovable protocol droid in a galaxy far, far away is up...

Kenny Baker's Rolls-royce To Be Auctioned

A Rolls-Royce formerly owned by the late 'Star Wars' actor Kenny Baker is set to go up for auction.The star - who was known for his role as robotic astromech droid R2-D2 in the popular...

Jimmy Vee Cast As R2-D2 In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Jimmy Vee has been cast as R2-D2 for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.The 57-year-old actor will replace the late Kenny Baker - who died in August last year aged 81 - as the iconic astromech...

George Lucas Leads Tributes To R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker

Baker, who was just 3 feet 8 inches tall (112 centimetres) due to a form of dwarfism, passed away on Saturday (13Aug16) after a long illness. The filmmaker remembered the late actor...

George Lucas Pays Tribute To Kenny Baker

George Lucas has praised Kenny Baker as the ''heart and soul of R2-D2''. The 'Star Wars' actor passed away on Saturday (13.08.16) at the age of 81 and George Lucas, who created the franchise, paid...

Mark Hamill Pays Tribute To Kenny Baker

Mark Hamill has paid tribute to Kenny Baker. The 64-year-old actor took to Twitter to pay tribute to his 81-year-old 'Star Wars' co-star - who passed away on Saturday (13.08.16) after a long illness. Mark...

Stars Pay Tribute To Kenny Baker

Tributes have been paid to Kenny Baker following his death at the age of 83. The 'Star Wars' actor - who played R2-D2 in the movies - died on Saturday (13.08.16) following a long illness...

R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies Aged 83

Baker, who was just 3 feet 8 inches tall (112 centimetres) due to a form of dwarfism, passed away on Saturday (13Aug16) after a long illness. Born in Birmingham, England, the star's...

R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dead At 83

Kenny Baker has died. The 83-year-old British actor - who is best known for playing R2-D2 in the 'Star Wars' movies - passed away on Saturday (13.08.16) after a long illness. His niece Abigail Shield...

Lupita Nyong'o Proud To Be 'Space Cadet' In Star Wars

Lupita Nyong'o is thrilled she gets to be a ''space cadet'' in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata - a pirate and galactic traveller - in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel...

Lupita Nyong'o Proud To Be 'Space Cadet' In Star Wars

Lupita Nyong'o is thrilled she gets to be a ''space cadet'' in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata - a pirate and galactic traveller - in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel...

The Real 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Now Here [Trailer + Pictures]

It's finally here! The teaser trailer you've all been waiting for: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and while it's not really giving anything away, it looks pretty intense. Vehicles have updated, the stormtroopers are looking...

Filming Resumes For Star Wars Episode Vii

Filming for 'Star Wars Episode VII' has resumed following Harrison Ford's recovery from injury.The Hollywood icon suffered an accident on set earlier this month, which meant he had to undergo surgery on his leg and...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most unprofessional’ person he’d ever worked with during his time on the hit show 24 in 2010. While promoting his new Disney XD...

Adam Driver's Surreal Star Wars Experience

Adam Driver admits it was surreal being cast in 'Star Wars Episode VII'.The 'Girls' actor, who is believed to have signed up to play a Darth Vader-inspired character in J.J. Abrams' upcoming intergalactic adventure, admits...

Carrie Fisher: Star Wars Cast Looked A Little Melted

Carrie Fisher says the original 'Star Wars' cast looked ''a little melted'' when they met ahead of shooting on 'Episode VII'.The 57-year-old actress reprises her role as Princess Leia in the blockbuster sequel alongside alongside...

Filming Begins On Star Wars: Episode Vii

Filming has begun on 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.After months of anticipation, J.J Abrams' new instalment of the legendary sci-fi movie franchise has started shooting in Abu Dhabi today (16.05.14).Filming will then continue at Pinewood Studios...

Domhnall Gleeson Still Coming To Terms With Star Wars Role

Domhnall Gleeson is still ''coming to terms'' with being cast in 'Star Wars Episode VII'.The 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' actor joins Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny...

With The "Episode Vii" Cast, Jj Abrams Is Banking On Emerging Young Talent As Well As Franchise Veterans

Star Wars nerds, this is your time – the full cast of J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII has been announced and, while some suspicions were confirmed, there are a few new faces to look forward to....

Guess Who? 'Star Wars 7' Cast Revealed In Team Photo

The cast of the new Star Wars movie has been revealed in a new teaser photo posted on the Star Wars website. The team shot shows includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac,...

Zac Efron In Talks For Star Wars

Zac Efron is in talks to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 'That Awkward Moment' actor has met with movie bosses about a role in the new episode of the sci-fi franchise, which has...

R2-D2 Confirmed For Star Wars Episode Vii

R2-D2 has become the first character officially confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The lovable droid has appeared in all six previous instalments of the science-fiction franchise and now Disney - who bought Lucasfilm and the...

R2-D2 For Star Wars Return?

R2-D2 may return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.Director J.J. Abrams has appeared to hint the robotic character, which has been in all six of the previous space films, will be part of the new movie.Abrams...

R2-D2 Actor Recovering In Hospital

LATEST: Diminutive STAR WARS actor KENNY BAKER is feeling "a lot better" after he was admitted to hospital with chest problems, reports his son. The three-foot, eight-inch (1.12-metre) star - who has appeared as lovable...

R2-D2 Actor Struck Down With Mystery Illness

STAR WARS actor KENNY BAKER, who played R2-D2 in the sci-fi movies, has been struck down with a mystery illness. The 3 foot 8 inches (1.12 metres) star - who has appeared as the droid...

Collins Once Lived With R2-D2

Rocker PHIL COLLINS once lived with pint-sized STAR WARS star KENNY BAKER when he was a kid. Baker, who played droid R2-D2 in all six Star Wars films, was playing DOPEY opposite Collins' ice skating...

Baker Nearly Shunned Star Wars For Tv Career

STAR WARS star KENNY BAKER turned down the part of lovable robot R2-D2 in the legendary franchise - until casting bosses asked him to name his price. The pint-sized actor - who shot to...

Baker: 'Daniels Is The Rudest Man I've Ever Met'

Dwarf actor KENNY BAKER has blasted his rude STAR WARS co-star ANTHONY DANIELS, insisting their close characters R2-D2 and C-3PO are virtual strangers behind scenes. R2-D2 star Baker has refused to mix socially with...

Star Wars Star Found Guilty Of Drink-driving

LATEST: STAR WARS actor KENNY BAKER has been found guilty of drink-driving and slapped with a one-year road ban. The 70-year-old vertically challenged actor - who played robot R2-D2 in the original trilogy...

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