British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: EPA British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: EPA
British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: EPA
Star Wars

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader in first Star Wars trilogy, dies aged 85

  • The Bristol native’s strong western English accent meant the filmmakers turned to James Earl Jones for the character’s chilling voice
  • Prowse was a bodybuilder and weightlifter who represented his country at the Commonwealth Games in the early 1960s

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British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: EPA British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: EPA
British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Photo: EPA
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