- "...you stare at a Yoda puppet for 2 hours. I swear he winked at me at one point ... Yoda's line of 'Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try' is what made me determined to get a part on a Star Wars film. How ironic is it that I succeed, and end up staring him in the face?"
- ―Christian J Simpson
Christian J Simpson is a British actor, writer, and composer who portrayed starfighter pilot Bravo 6, Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes, in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Simpson's likeness was reused for Sykes in the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies, and Simpson served as Hayden Christensen's stand-in during the filming of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as well as playing the actions of the female BD-3000 luxury droid.[source?]
In addition to his work on the Star Wars prequels, he has been seen in several other notable film and television productions. These include The Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as 'Old Fred Weasley' (double), EastEnders, Family Affairs, Red Cap, Casualty and Spooks: MI-5.
He has appeared as a guest at a number of autograph signing conventions for entertainment fans in Japan, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, and most recently at San Diego Comic Con in the USA. As a writer, Chris J Simpson is currently also developing film and television screenplays from his home in Los Angeles.
- Official Acting Website and Links
- Official Writing Website and Links
- Full Gavyn Sykes Character Bio
- Official Fan Page