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Richard Marquand was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1938. While he is best known as the director of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, he is also known for his other works, including the World War II thriller Eye of the Needle, starring Donald Sutherland, and Jagged Edge. Marquand portrayed the AT-ST pilot Major Marquand in Return of the Jedi. He also voiced EV-9D9, Jabba's droid. His son is Jim Marquand.
Following the release of Return of the Jedi, Marquand expressed an interest in directing one of the prequel films. However, he died of a stroke on September 4, 1987, at the age of only 49. His final film, Hearts of Fire, was released earlier that year, and included Julian Glover in a role.
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- Richard Marquand on Wikipedia