- "...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 Simpson
Christian 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 the game Battle For Naboo.
In addition to his work on the Star Wars saga, he has been seen in several other notable film and television productions. These include Independence Day: Resurgence, The Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as 'Old Fred Weasley' (double), True Blood, EastEnders, Family Affairs, Red Cap, Casualty and Spooks: MI-5.
In 2011 Simpson appeared on the cover of the Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 62 magazine.
Simpson is also a writer of award-winning stories and screenplays. His time travel novel The Chrononaut is being developed as a TV series with Superman Returns Executive Producer Gil Adler attached.
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.
- Official StarWars.com Blog
- Acting Website and Links
- Writing Website and Links
- Gavyn Sykes Character Bio
- Official Fan Page
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ Starships & Vehicles Magazine
- ↑ Interview and screenshots from Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ IMDb
- ↑ http://www.starwars.com/news/from-blast-that-x-wing-to-traitor-the-voices-of-star-wars-the-force-awakens
- ↑ The Force Awakens end credits and cast photos
- ↑ Verified Page Posting
- ↑ IMDb
- ↑ IMDb Image Vault
- ↑ Convention Signers
- ↑ Atlanti-Con
- ↑ Harry Potter Promo
- ↑ Official Site Credits
- ↑ IMDb (incomplete)
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Simpson's Official Writing Website
- ↑ Star Wars official site
- ↑ Lucasfilm's JediCon Show Review
- ↑ TheForce.net article re Memorabilia Show
- ↑ San Diego Comic Con official website