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Saturday, 15 September 2012

STAR WARS AT 35: BIGGS 'THE SHOOTING STAR'


Garrick Hagon poses inside his X-wing fighter cockpit as Biggs Darklighter-Red Three of the attack force against the dreaded Death Star-and longtime friend of Luke Skywalker from his Tatooine farm boy days. Most of Biggs scenes were sadly cut from the original release of the film, bar an early couple of mentions by Luke as well as the space battle finale, but the later, eventual SPECIAL EDITION and Blu-ray release have gone a long way to giving us more restored material of the actors fine work in the first classic movie.

Before STAR WARS, Hagon had appeared in another kind of sci-fi, this one british based, as the heroic figure of Ky in the classic six-part 1972 DOCTOR WHO adventure The Mutants, alongside Jon Pertwee in the title role. He returns to the series modern incarnation, with Matt Smith headlining, in tonight's BBC 1 screening episode- a sci-fi western hybrid titled A Town Called Mercy, in which he plays a quirky character called The Undertaker.

Hagon as The Undertaker in the new DOCTOR WHO series. Image: BBC.

A veteran supporting actor in films, TV, theatre and radio, including such notable theatrical projects as A BRIDGE TOO FAR, the first Tom Cruise MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE adventure and Brad Pitt/Robert Redford combo SPY GAME, Mister Hagon is an all-round nice guy, a talented actor and much loved by the STAR WARS fan community worldwide. Check out his credits packed website here: Garrick Hagon and the Biggs Darklighter page: Biggs Darklighter [ RED 3 ]

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