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12 Year Old Warwick Davis’s Letter to George Lucas
Last week while I was looking for Star Wars content to post on May the 4th, I stumbled on this and thought it was worth its own post.
As you’re probably aware, actor, Warwick Davis who’s well known for his roles in movies such as Willow (1988), Labyrinth (1986), The Leprechaun (1993), and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and it’s sequels, also played various characters in the many Star Wars movies. His first outing in the franchise was way back in 1983 when he played the heroic Ewok, Wicket in Return of the Jedi.
Warwick Davis as Wicket the Ewok in
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
He was only 12 years old at the time of shooting and was obviously a fan of the hugely popular Kenner toy line that many of us were obsessed with during the 80s.
He liked the toys so much that he wrote this letter to George Lucas asking if he could send him some of the new ones, presumably anticipating the mad demand for them and not wanting to miss out.
Unfortunately it’s unconfirmed as to whether Lucas sent Warwick the figures he asked for.
12 year old Warwick Davis sitting on the beautiful
Carrie Fisher’s lap (lucky git!) 😍
Davis said he was paid £60 a day to play Wicket, but that he was living out his dream so would’ve done it all for free.
I bet he had a blast! 🐻 (👈 that’s meant to be an Ewok).
A young Warwick Davis with some of his Star Wars collection.