Star Wars fans have flocked to conventions over the years in a bid to meet Darth Vader himself. But now, David Prowsethe man inside the famous suit, has pulled out of his upcoming public appearances after officially retiring. The British actor, 72, had previously announced that he would retire from both personal appearances and conventions in January, but has moved the date forward. All customers who bought tickets to have their photo with him have been refunded. Thanks for the memories Dave, may the force be with you and enjoy your well-earned retirement. Dave's original retirement announcement was posted last month, and said: The actor portrayed Luke Skywalker's ominous nemesis in the original trilogy of the sci-fi films, although the character's voice was famously provided by US actor James Earl Jones. In it was reported that Prowse had been diagnosed with dementia, and he said in an david prowse star wars incontri with the Daily Mirror that "there's nothing you can do". The Force Awakenseven if it was just a cameo, but I would probably forget my lines. Prowse recently appeared in a music video for Shields, a single by Welsh singer Jayce Lewis. He described it as his "final on screen appearance".Copy the link to share this item with a friend
David Charles Prowse, MBE (born 1 July ) is a retired English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. Worldwide, he is best known for physically portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (with the character's voice being performed by James Earl Jones), and in starred in a documentary concerning that role, entitled I Am Your Father. Why the Original Darth Vader Is Now ‘Persona Non Grata’ at Star Wars Events British actor David Prowse and rather mundane real lives of the supporting actors and background extras cast. Star Wars creator George Lucas. Brit David Prowse, 80, says his health, career and marriage have all suffered since playing the iconic villain in the original blockbuster movie trilogy. It's a sad day for Star Wars fans as Darth Vader actor David Prowse has officially retired from public appearances.. The star, who was the main actor in the iconic black suit for the original.