Peter Mayhew Autographs for Sale | Chewbacca Star Wars


Authentic Peter Mayhew Autographs for Sale | Chewbacca Star Wars


Peter William Mayhew (19 May 1944 – 30 April 2019) was an English-American actor; best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live-action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015’s The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role.

In addition, when casting the original Star Wars (1977); director George Lucas needed a tall actor who could fit the role of the hairy alien Chewbacca. He originally had in mind 6-foot-6-inch (1.98 m) bodybuilder David Prowse, but Prowse chose to play Darth Vader.  Also, this led Lucas to cast Peter Mayhew autographs; who was working as an orderly in the radiology department of King’s College Hospital. He became aware of a casting call for Star Wars which was filming at Elstree Studios. As well as, the 7-foot-3-inch (2.21 m) tall actor was immediately cast as Chewbacca after he stood up to greet Lucas.

Furthermore, Mayhew modelled his performance of Chewbacca after researching the behaviour of bears; monkeys and gorillas he saw at London Zoo. Lucas said Mayhew was “the closest any human being could be to a wookiee: big heart, gentle nature and I learnt to always let him win”. The character did not have any lines; the sounds he made being derived from sound recordings of animal noises.

Additionally, Peter Mayhew played Chewbacca in five Star Wars films. The original trilogy (Star Wars; The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), Star Wars; Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and The Force Awakens. He played the role in the 1978 tv film Star Wars Holiday Special and in a 1980 appearance on The Muppet Show. He also recorded dialogue for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 finale episode “Wookiee Hunt”.

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