Jay Johnstone
Newcastle Film and Comic Con

Grab your light sabre – we’re up against the dark side of the force with David Prowse.

Everyone has heard of Darth Vader, the infamous Star Wars villain we all love to fear, created by George Lucas and brought to life by Dave Prowse MBE, but people may not be so familiar with the story of the multi-talented man behind the mask.

It required someone exceptional to turn a helmeted costume into the principal character in the highest grossing film series in cinema history – that someone was Dave Prowse. The towering, physical presence of the 6ft 7” bodybuilder was ideally suited to personify the intimidating Darth Vader. David talks about playing the role of the menacing central character and creating one of the most iconic villains in cinema history as well as his time before he chose the dark side of the force.