Sunday, 19 January 2014
BEHIND THE SCENES: FAMILY TIES
On the STAR WARS STAGE at Elstree in mid to late February 1982, esteemed British actor Sebastian Shaw joins the cast briefly, arriving on set in the utmost of secret conditions- listed in certain filming call sheets of the time merely as "The Man" (and/or not given a name), to play his all-important scenes as the dying Anakin Skywalker, opposite his on-screen son Luke, as played by Mark Hamill. Working well with the acting duo, director Richard Marquand, with assistance from George Lucas, helps to deliver a genuinely touching and sad conclusion to Luke Skywalker's quest to redeem his father from the Dark Side of the Force...
With thanks to Ian Trussler for the top image.