You know it when you see that unmistakable silhouette. That man who could kill you with a single thought. I’m your Father, he says. You know who it is, none other than Darth Vader. All the speculation surrounding the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, came to closure after the confirmation of Darth Vader’s comeback. Let’s check in with the five actors who brought the Dark Lord of the Sith to our screens.
1. The Darth Farmer: David Prowse (Episodes IV-VI)
David Prowse lent his imposing bulk to Darth Vader in the original trilogy, even though his voice turned out to be, well, less imposing. The actor served as the Green Cross Code Man, right through the 70’s and 80’s and also lent himself to some iconic films as a physical trainer. He appeared in various fan films, includingSaving Star Wars in 2004, but was banned from attending any Star Wars events in 2010, on account of the many bridges he burnt.
2. Black King of the Hellfire Club: Sebastian Shaw (Episode VI)
The role of Anakin was awarded to British actor, a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sebastian Shaw. This role came to him towards the end of his career, but was followed up by appearances in some TV shows and even one in Casualty. Shaw died at the age of 89 in 1994 so he didn’t live to see his Force ghost being replaced in the Return Of The Jedi by none other than Hayden Christensen.