Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Meeting Jabba's Motley Men...

As a Star Wars fan of some years standing I am immensely privileged to be in a position to know some of the talented performers of the denizen's of Jabba's Palace on a personal basis.

This may not seem like a big thing to some people but to the 8 Year Old Mark that still lives inside of me I can assure that to him it is a VERY BIG THING.

The very best thing about these wretched villans from all over the galaxy is that underneath the rubber masks and the costumes they are all, without mention, incredibly nice chaps. Every single one of them is happy to answer my endless questions about the making of Jedi, to relate stories from the set or just from the business in general. As I said in my last post (which due to computer crash taking all of my files was way back on 22nd January) it really is a pleasure and privilege to sit and chat with these men.

Over the last 12 months or so we've been lucky enough to able to get a smattering of the many and varied performers in Jabba's palace together at a few shows to sign autographs and meet fans and hopefully, with a weather eye on the 30th Anniversary next year we'll be able to do it all again.

However, I am ALWAYS looking out for new names associated with Return of the Jedi so if you come across them, shoot me an e-mail, I'd love to meet them.

In the next article I'll be dissecting the Jabba's Palace scene further just so, for those of you with merely a passing interest can see just what, and who, was involved in bringing one of the most famous scenes in cinema to life.

For now, please enjoy some photos of yours truly with Jabba's Crew as they are today.

Gerald Home (Squid Head) & Mark

Gerald also played a Mon-Cal Officer aboard Home One in Return of the Jedi.

Sean Crawford (Yak Face) Mark & Tim Dry (Whipid)
Simon J. Williamson (Max Rebo/Gammorean Guard/Mon Cal Officer) & Mark

Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna) & Mark
Trevor Butterfield (Bossk) & Mark

Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) & Mark

Absolute Gentlemen, every one of them.

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