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Australians and New Zealanders in Star Wars

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InquisitorJaeger
01.24.2012 , 05:53 AM | #1
This post is mainly for Australians and New Zealanders.

As you're watching the prequels, you always notice more and more Aussies and Kiwis, so I thought I'd make a list.

If you know of any other actors, or interesting "Star Wars Australian and New Zealand" facts, then add them to this list.

We all know that Episode III was filmed (almost) entirely in Australia at Fox Studios in Sydney.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wa...ge_of_the_Sith


So here's a list of the actors;

Temuera Morrison - New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temuera_Morrison
played
Jango Fett
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jango_Fett
and
Commander Cody
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Commander_Cody


Daniel Logan - New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Logan
played
Boba Fett (young)
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Boba_fett


Joel Edgerton - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Edgerton
played
Owen Lars (young)
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Owen_Lars


Rose Byrne - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Byrne
played
Dormé
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dorm%C3%A9


Jay Laga'aia - New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Laga%27aia
played
Captain Typho
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_Typho


Jack Thompson - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(actor)
played
Cliegg Lars
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cliegg_Lars

Leeanna Walsman - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeanna_Walsman
played
Zam Wesell
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Zam_Wesell


Bruce Spence - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Spence
played
Tion Medon
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tion_Medon


Susie Porter - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Porter
played
Hermione Bagwa
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hermione_Bagwa


Keisha Castle-Hughes - New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisha_Castle-Hughes
played
Queen Apailana
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Apailana


Rena Owen - New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rena_Owen
played
Taun We
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Taun_We


Alethea McGrath - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alethea_McGrath
played
Jocasta Nu
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jocasta_Nu


Marton Csokas - New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marton_Csokas
Poggle the Lesser
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Poggle_the_Lesser


Matt Sloan - Australian & New Zealander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Sloan
played
Plo Koon
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Plo_Koon


Wayne Pygram - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Pygram
played
Grand Moff Tarkin (young)
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Grand_Moff_Tarkin


Christopher Truswell - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Truswell
played
Gilramos Libkath
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gilramos_Libkath


Bonnie Piesse - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Piesse
played
Beru Whitesun Lars (young)
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Beru_Whitesun_Lars


Mimi Daraphet - Australian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimi_Daraphet
played
Bultar Swan
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bultar_Swan

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Fyurii
01.24.2012 , 06:03 AM | #2
Considering that Episodes 2&3 were predominantly filmed in Sydney, the chances of Australian and New Zealand actors appearing is not exactly unusual.

It's like Episode 1 and the Original Trilogy being loaded with British actors, and not just as Imperials either... Lots of filming done in Britain at Elstree Studios, use the cheaper local acting pool. Same thing happened with AoTC and RoTS.
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mervotron
01.24.2012 , 07:02 AM | #3
It does amuse me knowing that Rose Byrne and Keira Knightley played handmaidens to Natalie Portmans character.

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InquisitorJaeger
01.25.2012 , 05:44 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Fyurii View Post
Considering that Episodes 2&3 were predominantly filmed in Sydney, the chances of Australian and New Zealand actors appearing is not exactly unusual.

It's like Episode 1 and the Original Trilogy being loaded with British actors, and not just as Imperials either... Lots of filming done in Britain at Elstree Studios, use the cheaper local acting pool. Same thing happened with AoTC and RoTS.
Yep I understand why they did it but I still find it interesting to see how many Australians and New Zealanders were part of the cast and crew for the three Prequels.

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Fyurii
01.25.2012 , 06:50 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by InquisitorJaeger View Post
Yes I understand why they did it, I find it interesting to see how many Australians and New Zealanders were part of the cast and crew for the three Prequels.
Two.
Episode 1 was British actors instead of Australian & New Zealand actors.

Hugh Quarshie - Captain Panaka
Ralph Brown - Ric Olie
Oliver Ford Davies - Sio Bibble
Keira Knightly - Sabe
Terence Stamp - Supreme Chancellor Valorum
Brian Blessed (GORDON'S ALIVE) - Boss Nass
Lewis Macleod - Sebulba
Andy Secombe - Watto
Celia Imrie - One of the Naboo pilots during the space battle at the end

Even Plo Koon was a different actor under the make up in Episode 1, Alan Ruscoe.
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Smithie
01.25.2012 , 09:12 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Fyurii View Post
Two.
Episode 1 was British actors instead of Australian & New Zealand actors.

Hugh Quarshie - Captain Panaka
Ralph Brown - Ric Olie
Oliver Ford Davies - Sio Bibble
Keira Knightly - Sabe
Terence Stamp - Supreme Chancellor Valorum
Brian Blessed (GORDON'S ALIVE) - Boss Nass
Lewis Macleod - Sebulba
Andy Secombe - Watto
Celia Imrie - One of the Naboo pilots during the space battle at the end

Even Plo Koon was a different actor under the make up in Episode 1, Alan Ruscoe.
You forgot Ray Park who was born in Glasgow. He played Darth Maul !!!
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Fyurii
01.25.2012 , 09:28 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie View Post
You forgot Ray Park who was born in Glasgow. He played Darth Maul !!!
Well in that case, I also forgot Ewan Mcgregor, Ian Mcdiarmid, and Peter Serafinowicz (voice of Darth Maul), Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and pretty much ever other well known Prequel Trilogy character who was played by a British actor.

I would have added Liam Neeson, but I can't remember if he's from Norther Ireland or Republic of Ireland.
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Crompton
01.25.2012 , 09:51 AM | #8
Warwick Davis played Wicket cause Kenny Baker fell ill

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Fyurii
01.25.2012 , 04:24 PM | #9
Wicket wasn't in the Prequels, but Warwick Davies was.
Also, Kenny Baker was R2-D2. In all the movies, except for ridiculous CGI sections of him flying...
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InquisitorJaeger
01.25.2012 , 09:24 PM | #10
So judging by these lists, it seems that only about 3 Americans appeared in any of the Star Wars films?

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