Admiral Piett Autographs for sale Signed Star Wars Memorabilia.
Authentic Admiral Piett Autographs for sale Signed Star Wars Memorabilia. Played by Ken Colley.
Admiral Firmus Piett is a fictional character from the Star Wars movies; first introduced and portrayed by Kenneth Colley in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. As a supporting villain in command of Darth Vader‘s flagship, Executor, Piett is generally considered to be the most prominent Imperial officer in the film. He subsequently appeared in the sequel Return of the Jedi; making him the only officer in the original trilogy to appear in more than one film and portrayed by the same actor. Piett also appears in the canon Star Wars novel Lost Stars; and featured in several more novels, comic books, and video games within the Star Wars Legends line.
Piett, a creation of George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan, aware that there was fun to be had in giving more depth and variability to his background characters; not only to help viewers identify them; but to remind his audience that much of the Empire consisted of people just doing their jobs.
Although Admiral Piett’s true first appearance in the Star Wars universe; one month prior to the release of the Empire Strikes Back in the film’s novelization; brought to life to audiences around the world by British actor Kenneth Colley, who cast in the role.
Colley recalls that Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner stated that for Piett; he was “looking for someone that would frighten Adolf Hitler”, and told Colley after meeting him, “Yes, I think you’re it”. In playing the role, Colley chose not to portray a singular attitude for the character; but instead attempted to bring forth a more true to life humanity in Piett’s character; something that he believes ultimately sat quite well with audiences.