Updated: 01/22/2018 12:41 PM | First Published: 01/22/2018 12:03 PM

What Star Wars actors look like after 40 years?



Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford starred as Han Solo in 1977’s Star Wars.

He reprised his roles in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

The iconic actor is set to appear in Blade Runner 2049 in 2017 and Indiana Jones 5 in 2020.

Anthony Daniels/C-3PO

Anthony Daniels is the only actor to have starred in all of the major Star Wars movies.

He also voiced the character for the Stars Wars radio series and animated series.

He will be appearing next in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December 2017.

Peter Mayhew/Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew portrayed the hairy alien in the original trilogy-A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Mayhew is scheduled to Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December 2017.

Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill was encouraged by actor Robert Englund to audition for the role.

He starred in the original trilogy and later reprised his role in the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In 2017, Hamill starred in the animated movie Bunyan and Babe and comedy drama Brigsby Bear.

Ian McDiarmid/Palpatine

Tony award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid portrayed Palpatine for the first time in Return of the Jedi.

He reprised the role sixteen years later in The Phanton Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

Most recently, he starred in The Lost City of Z.

Warwick Davis/Wicket

English actor Warwick Davis portrayed Ewok Wicket in 1983’s Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

He was first cast as an extra but later George Lucas picked him to play Wicket after Kenny Baker fell ill.

In 2017, Davis voiced Rukh in the television series Star Wars: Rebels, and will star in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Denis Lawson/Wedge Antilles

Denis Lawson starred as Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy of the Star Wars franchise.

He was asked to portray the character in Star War: The Force Awakens but he refused stating that it would be a bore.

Lawson hasn’t been active in the film or television industry since 2014.

David Prowse/Darth Vader

David Prowse portrayed Darth Vader in the original trilogy.

He only served as the physical form of Darth Vader; the character was voiced by James Earl Jones.

In 2015, Prowse appeared in a Spanish documentary I Am Your Father.