David Prowse

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Date of Birth July 1, 1935
Place of Birth Bristol, England
Age 85 years old
Horoscope Cancer

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David Prowse

David Charles Prowse was an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. He 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.

Born: David Charles Prowse, July 01, 1935, Bristol, England
Died: November 28, 2020, London, England
Education: Bristol Grammar School
Occupation: Actor, Bodybuilder, Weightlifter
Years active: 1950–2017
Children: 3
Website: David Prowse's Official site
IMDb: David Prowse's IMDb

About David Prowse

English bodybuilder who was immortalized for playing the body of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films.

David Prowse Before Fame

He attended the Bristol Grammar School.

Achievement of David Prowse

He appeared in the film A Clockwork Orange, which was based on a novel by Anthony Burgess.

David Prowse Family Life

He married Norma Prowse in 1963 and the couple has three children.

Associations of David Prowse

He physically played Darth Vader, but the character was voiced by James Earl Jones.

Information related to David Prowse

  • Weightlifters at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
  • English bodybuilders
  • Male actors from Bristol
  • People educated at Bristol Grammar School
  • Cancer survivors
Latest information about David Prowse updated on April 16, 2021.

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