STAR WARS star Peter Mayhew is set to become the latest British actor to become an American.

The towering film star, who played growling wookie CHEWBACCA in four Star Wars films, will take the oath to become an American citizen on Monday (17OCT05).

Mayhew, 60, will be among 441 people from 77 countries who will become naturalised Americans in a ceremony in Arlington, Texas, where he lives with his Texan wife ANGELIQUE.

He joins SIR Anthony Hopkins, Pierce Brosnan and Jane Seymour, all of whom have become American citizens in recent years.