Star Wars Actors: Then and Now


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The Star Wars franchise has introduced some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. These characters have been brought to life by a talented cast of actors, many of whom have gone on to have long and successful careers in Hollywood. In this article, we take a look at what some of the key cast members from the original Star Wars trilogy are up to now.

1. Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford played the role of Han Solo in Star Wars films. He is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood, with a career that spans over five decades. He has starred in such classics as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, and The Fugitive. Recently, he repr his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise’s latest instalment, The Force Awakens.Ford is currently married to his fourth wife, Calista Flockhart. The couple has a son together, Liam.

2.Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher played the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. She is the daughter of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. Carrie Fisher has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, appearing in such films as When Harry Met Sally…, The Blues Brothers, and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. She has also written several best-selling books, includingPostcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking.Fisher tragically passed away in 2016 at the age of 60. Her final film appearance will be in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

3.Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill played the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films. He is best known for his work on the small screen, appearing in such shows as General Hospital and The Flash. Recently, he has reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise’s latest instalment, The Force Awakens.Hamill is married to Marilou York. The couple has three children together- Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea.

4.Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels played the role of C-3PO in the Star Wars films. He is a veteran actor with over 150 credits to his name. In addition to his work on Star Wars, he has also appeared in such films as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Babe.Daniels is currently married to Jane Spence. The couple has two children together- Phoebe and Jasper.

5.Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew played the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. He is a British actor who stands at 7’3″. In addition to his work on Star Wars, he has also appeared in such films as The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Recently, he reprised his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise’s latest instalment, The Force Awakens.Mayhew is married to Angie Latham. The couple has one child together- a daughter named Verde.

6.Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams played the role of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars films. He is a veteran actor with over 100 credits to his name. In addition to his work on Star Wars, he has also appeared in such films as Batman and The Empire Strikes Back.

Williams is currently married to Lorna Gayle. The couple has two children together- Crystal and Cole.

7.David Prowse

David Prowse played the role of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. He is a British actor and weightlifter. In addition to his work on Star Wars, he has also appeared in such films as A Clockwork Orange and The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

Prowse is currently married to Josie Sweetman. The couple has two children together- daughters Kerry and Wendy.

8.James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones played the role of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. He is a veteran actor with over 150 credits to his name. In addition to his work on Star Wars, he has also appeared in such films as The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games. Most recently, he reprised his role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise’s latest instalment, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.Jones is currently married to Cecilia Hart. The couple has one child together- son Flynn.

Conclusion

Star Wars is one of the most iconic movie franchises in history. The movies have spawned a generation of fans, and many of the actors who starred in them have gone on to achieve fame and fortune. In this blog post, we took a look at some of the most famous Star Wars actors and see how their lives have changed since they first appeared in those galaxy-far-away films.

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