Peter Mayhew Autographs for Sale | Chewbacca Star Wars

Authentic Peter Mayhew Autographs for Sale. Chewbacca Star Wars Signed Memorabilia.

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.

Chewbacca Autograph

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 Dave 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.

Signed Peter Mayhew memorabilia

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”.

Showing all 2 results