Jimmy Vee (born 3 February 1959) is a Scottish actor and stunt performer. In addition, he is best known for playing many of Doctor Who monsters and aliens; as well as the actor for R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars Episode IX; replacing the late Kenny Baker. Authentic Jimmy Vee autographs for sale. Also, played the same character in the new film Solo.
Additionally, Identified as a dwarf, Jimmy Vee is standing 1.12 metres (3 ft 8 in) tall; the same height as Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2.
R2-D2 or Artoo-Detoo, is a fictional robot character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. A small astromech droid, R2-D2 is a major character and appears in nine out of the ten Star Wars films to date. Furthermore, throughout the course of the films, R2 is a friend to C-3PO; Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi in various points in the saga.