Our favourite actors from Star Wars, then and now

December 21, 2016

It’s been 38 years since the first Star Wars movie was released in cinemas. There have been six stories depicting that galaxy far, far away since then, which have helped create a global phenomenon unprecedented in the history of Hollywood. Perhaps the series’ popularity is down to the way it so convincingly transports you to other worlds filled with heroes and villains.

With Episode VII set to become just as popular, we thought we’d take a look at how time has changed our favourite characters — many of whom, thankfully, we’ll be seeing once again!

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), 1980 and 2015


Harrison Ford (Han Solo), 1980 and 2015


Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), 1977 and 2015

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Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), 1977 and 2015

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Anthony Daniels (С-3РO), 1977 and 2015

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Kenny Baker (R2-D2), 1977 and 2015

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David Prowse (Darth Vader), 1977 and 2015

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Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), 2005 and 2015

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Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala), 2003 and 2015

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Ewan McGregor (Young Obi-Wan Kenobi), 2005 and 2015

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Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), 1980 and 2014

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Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine), 2005 and 2014

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