STARBURST is saddened to learn of the death of Jeremy Bulloch. The actor was famous for portraying Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The role made him a hugely popular guest at conventions and festivals, but he enjoyed a successful career in a variety of roles outside of the Star Wars universe.
Jeremy appeared in three James Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981), and Octopussy (1983), as well as acting in the popular children’s fantasy show Chocky (1984) and the follow-up Chocky’s Children (1985).
He began acting at an early age, with uncredited appearances in Violent Playground (1958) and A Night to Remember (1958), the film about the Titanic disaster directed by the legendary Roy Ward Baker. He later became a familiar face in TV dramas, with several recurring roles. He would appear in four separate Doctor Who stories, The Dimensions of Time, The Search, The Final Phase, and The Time Warrior. In 1974, he was the lead in the sex comedy Can You Keep It Up for a Week? The title referred to staying in paid employment, by the way.
Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, he once again appeared regularly in TV series, including playing Edward of Wickham in Robin Hood. He would return to Star Wars once more in 2005 to play Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith.
Everyone who met Jeremy over the years, be it professionally or at a convention knows how warm and friendly he was; he always lived up to the love fans gave to the Boba Fett character and was admired as himself because of that. He will be sorely missed.
We send our thoughts to his family and friends.