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Dave Prowse

David Prowse 2013.jpg
Prowse in 2013
Born
David Charles Prowse

(1935-07-01)1 July 1935
Bristol, England
Died28 November 2020(2020-11-28) (aged 85)
London, England
EducationBristol Grammar School
Occupation
Years active1950–2017
Spouse(s)
Norma E. Scammell
(m. 1963)
Children3
Websitewww.darthvader-starwars.com

David Charles Prowse MBE (1 July 1935 – 28 November 2020) was an English bodybuilder,[1] weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. He physically portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and a manservant in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange. In 2015, he starred in 2 documentaries concerning his Darth Vader role, one entitled The Force's Mouth which included Prowse voicing Darth Vader's lines with studio effects applied for the first time, and the other entitled I Am Your Father covering the subject of fallout between Prowse and Lucasfilm.

Prior to his role as Vader, Prowse had established himself as a figure in the United Kingdom as the Green Cross Man in the Green Cross Code road safety public information aimed at children.[2][3][4]

Early life

Prowse was born in Bristol, the son of Gladys (Burt) and Charles Prowse.[5] He was brought up on the Southmead housing estate in Bristol, gaining a scholarship to Bristol Grammar School.[6] Prowse was tall, standing 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), and developed an interest in bodybuilding. His early jobs included a bouncer at a dance hall, where he met his future wife, and a helper at Henleaze Swimming Pool. Following his successes from 1961 in the British heavyweight weightlifting championship, he left Bristol in 1963 to work for a London weightlifting company.[7]

Career

Weightlifting and training

Prowse won the British heavyweight weightlifting championship in 1962 and the following two years.[7] He represented England in the weightlifting event at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia.[8]

Prowse helped to train Christopher Reeve for the lead role in Superman (1978) after lobbying for the part himself.[9][10] In a television interview, he related how his response to being told "we've found our Superman" was "Thank you very much." Only then was he told that Reeve had been chosen for the role and he was to only be a trainer.[11] He trained Cary Elwes for his role as Westley in The Princess Bride (1987).[12]

Prowse also became fitness consultant to Harrods,[9] ripped up phone books under the stage name 'Jack the Ripper', and opened a series of gyms, including The Dave Prowse Fitness Centre in Southwark, London.[13]

Acting

Prowse as Julian holding Alex (Malcolm McDowell) in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Prowse as Julian holding Alex (Malcolm McDowell) in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

In the United Kingdom, Prowse was well known as the Green Cross Man, a superhero invented to promote a road safety campaign for children in 1975. As a result of his association with the campaign, which ran between 1971 and 1990, he received the MBE in 2000.[14]

He had a role as Frank Alexander's bodyguard, Julian, in the film A Clockwork Orange (1971), in which he was noticed by the future Star Wars director George Lucas.[7] He played a circus strongman in Vampire Circus (1972), a Minotaur in the Doctor Who serial The Time Monster (also 1972), and an android named Coppin in The Tomorrow People in 1973. He appeared in an episode of Space: 1999, "The Beta Cloud" (1976), right before he was cast as Darth Vader. Around that time, he appeared as the Black Knight in the Terry Gilliam film Jabberwocky (1977) and was supposed to play Minoton in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), but the part went to Peter Mayhew instead, who later played Chewbacca in Star Wars.[15]

Prowse claimed that he nearly got the role of Jaws in James Bond (which ultimately went to Richard Kiel) and was offered the part of Conan the Barbarian before Arnold Schwarzenegger.[16]

Prowse had a small role as Hotblack Desiato's bodyguard in the 1981 BBC TV adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He appeared in the first series of Ace of Wands on LWT and as a bodyguard in Callan (1974), a feature film version of the TV series. He played Charles, the duke's wrestler, in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of As You Like It in 1978.[17]

Prowse in 2007
Prowse in 2007

Prowse played Frankenstein's monster in three films, Casino Royale and the Hammer horrors The Horror of Frankenstein and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.[9][18][19] Prowse made two uncredited appearances on The Benny Hill Show. On Hill's first show for Thames Television in 1969, he played a briefs-clad muscleman in the "Ye Olde Wishing Well" quickie,[20] and in 1984 "Scuttlevision" he showed off his muscles in a sketch set to the song "Stupid Cupid".[21] The earlier routine was also featured in the 1974 film The Best of Benny Hill, in which he was credited.[22]

Among his many non-speaking roles, Prowse played a major role in "Portrait of Brenda", the penultimate episode of The Saint broadcast in 1969.[23]

In May 2010, he played Frank Bryan in The Kindness of Strangers, an independent British film produced by Queen Bee Films. The film screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[24]

Star Wars

Prowse played the physical form of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.[25] Prowse spoke the dialogue during filming, but George Lucas wanted a "darker voice" than Prowse's West Country accent, and had James Earl Jones provide a deeper, more reverberating voice for the character. Prowse stated he was originally told he would be seen and heard at the end of Return of the Jedi when Vader's mask was removed. Instead, actor Sebastian Shaw was used.[26] Upon Prowse's passing, Lucas stated that:

David brought a physicality to Darth Vader that was essential for the character. He made Vader leap off the page and on to the big screen, with an imposing stature and movement performance to match the intensity and undercurrent of Vader’s presence. David was up for anything and contributed to the success of what would become a memorable, tragic figure.[27]

In the 2004 documentary Empire of Dreams, actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original trilogy films, quipped that they nicknamed Prowse "Darth Farmer" (a jibe regarding his West Country accent). In the lightsaber fight scenes between Vader and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Prowse, who was not a very skilled swordsman and kept breaking the staffs used as the lightsabers, was replaced by the scene's fight choreographer, the stuntman and fencing coach Bob Anderson. Prowse felt sidelined by Anderson during the making of Return of the Jedi in particular, and said he was only able to persuade director Richard Marquand that he should be the one to throw the Emperor down the shaft after Marquand had tried and failed for a week to film the scene successfully without him.[28]

Prowse reprised his role of Darth Vader for the video games Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game (1996) and Monopoly Star Wars (1997).[29]

From 2002 Prowse was an honorary member and honorary leader of the 501st Legion, a fan group dedicated to Star Wars costuming.[30]

Prowse continued to associate himself with his role in the Star Wars films and was involved in the convention circuit. Despite this, he was not included in some reunions of the original cast, such as those for the Empire of Dreams documentary and the 2005 Vanity Fair cover. While being interviewed by Kevin Moore of The Moore Show Prime Time, he admitted his dislike of the prequel trilogy and said the new films were "out of context" in terms of special effects in comparison to the original trilogy.[31]

In July 2007, Prowse joined many others from the Star Wars films for the first ever Star Wars Celebration event held outside the United States. It was run by Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Cards Inc. Group, at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.[32][33] The occasion was to mark the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.[34]

Prowse played a cameo role in the Star Wars fan films "Order of the Sith: Vengeance" and its sequel "Downfall" – Order of the Sith, alongside Jeremy Bulloch and Michael Sheard. These fan films were made in Britain in support of the charity Save the Children.[35]

In 2008, he was one of the cast members featured on Justin Lee Collins's Bring Back...Star Wars. In the episode, Prowse commented that he had a dispute with Lucas after he allegedly leaked reports of Darth Vader's death to the press. Prowse had previously suggested that Darth Vader could be Luke Skywalker's father in a speech he gave to University of California, Berkeley, in 1978.[36] However, this was shortly after the release of Star Wars and nearly two years before The Empire Strikes Back was released,[37][38] and the script had not even been written at the time. Gary Kurtz, the producer of The Empire Strikes Back, said in the 2015 documentary I Am Your Father that Prowse's apparent plot spoiler was simply "a good guess."[39]

Prowse stated his contract for Return of the Jedi included a share of profits on the film, and although it grossed $475 million on a $32 million budget, Prowse explained in an interview in 2009 that he never received residuals for his performance.[40] Due to "Hollywood accounting", the actual profits are sent as "distribution fees" to the studio, leaving nothing to distribute to others.[41]

In July 2010, Prowse was banned by Lucas from attending official Star Wars fan conventions.[42][43] Lucas had given Prowse no reason, other than stating that Prowse "burnt too many bridges" between Lucasfilm and himself.[44]

In 2011, Prowse wrote and released his autobiography Straight from the Force's Mouth.[45]

A 2015 Spanish documentary by filmmaker Marcos Cabotá, entitled I Am Your Father, detailed Prowse's then life and his blackballing by LucasFilm, which the documentary suggested was unjustified. The leaks featured in the documentary originated from a technician working on the films.[46][47]

Partnership with Jayce Lewis

Prowse and Jayce Lewis, photographed in 2015
Prowse and Jayce Lewis, photographed in 2015
David Prowse and Jayce Lewis with Darth Vader helmet
David Prowse and Jayce Lewis with Darth Vader helmet

Prowse became friends with Welsh musician Jayce Lewis when the latter was a teenager, after they met at a science fiction convention.[48] At the convention, Lewis recalled learning that Prowse's son, whom he later met after a performance, was also a drummer.[49][50] On their shared musical interest, Prowse identified himself as "a music fan for years, going from big band jazz, trad jazz, modern and progressive."[51]

The two became business partners[52] with Prowse taking on a management and public relations role. He was also featured in the music video for "Shields" on the album Orderart.[53] On 1 October 2015, Lewis created a mini-documentary entitled The Force's Mouth, which gave Prowse the opportunity to hear himself voicing Darth Vader's lines with studio effects applied for the first time.[48][54]

Personal life

Prowse was married from 1963 to Norma Scammell and was the father of three children.[55] He was a supporter of Bristol Rugby Club. He lived in Addiscombe, Croydon, in south London from 1963.[56]

Prowse publicly declared his support for the United Kingdom Independence Party in the 2009 European Parliament election: "I've looked right and left and right again and the only party I can safely vote for is UKIP."[57]

Health problems

Prowse at Mountain-Con in 2007
Prowse at Mountain-Con in 2007

Prowse suffered from arthritis for much of his life. This led to replacements of both hips, and to his ankle being fused, as well as several revisionary surgeries on his hip replacements.[58] His arthritic symptoms first appeared when he was 13. Though they seemingly disappeared after he took up competitive weightlifting, they reappeared in 1990.[58]

In 2000, Prowse's left arm became paralysed, followed by his right. He was diagnosed with septic arthritis caused by an infection which nearly killed him. The amount of surgery he had was stated to have reduced his height from the 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) of his younger days.[9]

Prowse worked with multiple arthritis organisations in Britain and was vice-president of the Physically Handicapped and Able-bodied Association.[59]

In March 2009, Prowse revealed that he was suffering from prostate cancer. From early 2009, he underwent radiation therapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital in South London.[60] In 2009, he was said to be in remission.[61]

In November 2014, the Daily Mirror reported that he had dementia.[62] Prowse denied this, but admitted that he had problems with his memory, which he put down to age.[63]

Retirement

In October 2016, Prowse retired from all public appearances and events, due to ill health and the wishes of his family.[64][65] His final onscreen appearance[66] was filmed with the Welsh musician and his long-time friend Jayce Lewis in a sci-fi music video titled Shields.[67][68]

Death

Prowse died at a hospital in London, England, on 28 November 2020, aged 85, after a short, unspecified illness.[69][70][71]

Honours and awards

Prowse was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to charity and to road safety in the 2000 New Year Honours.[72]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1967 Casino Royale Frankenstein's Creature Uncredited [9]
1968 Hammerhead George [73]
1970 The Horror of Frankenstein The Creation [19]
1971 Up Pompeii Muscular Man Uncredited [74]
Up the Chastity Belt Sir Grumbel [75]
Carry On Henry Bearded torturer [76]
A Clockwork Orange Julian [77]
1972 Vampire Circus Strong man [78]
Doctor Who Minotaur Episode: "The Time Monster" [79]
1973 Black Snake Jonathan Walker [80]
White Cargo Harry [81]
1974 Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Creation [18]
Callan Arthur [82]
1976 Space: 1999 The Creature Episode: "The Beta Cloud" [83]
1977 Star Wars Darth Vader Voiced by James Earl Jones [84]
Jabberwocky Red Herring and Black Knights [85]
The People That Time Forgot Executioner [86]
1978 As You Like It (BBC Television Shakespeare) Charles Credited as Dave Prowse [87]
1980 The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Voiced by James Earl Jones [88]
1983 Return of the Jedi [89]
2004 Saving Star Wars Dave Prowse [90]
2006 Perfect Woman Dr Maurice Hawkins [91]
2010 The Kindness of Strangers Frank Bryan [92]
2015 Elstree 1976 Himself [93]
2015 I Am Your Father Himself [10]
2015 The Force's Mouth Himself Documentary [94]
2017 Jayce Lewis – "Shields" Himself Music video [95]

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