Wikipedia claims that fencer and fight choreographer Bob Anderson played an Imperial Officer in Star Wars. This page movie-dude.co.uk shows a Rebel Officer claiming it's Bob Anderson but the quality is so low I can't say whether it's him or not.

So whom did he play, Imperial or Rebel?

As a bonus question, is there any conclusive proof of who was wearing the costume (Anderson or Prowse) in the original Star Wars movie in the iconic fight between Vader and Kenobi?

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The Wikipedia article is mistaken. He played Trey Callum, the "the Rebel trench officer who first reports to Echo Base the sighting of AT-ATs during the opening stages of the Battle of Hoth" (Wookieepedia) Bob Anderson

As to the iconic fight scene, from an interview quoted in the question's Wikipedia article:

Vader actor David Prowse explains that he did his own swordplay in Star Wars, but when the movie became a hit deserving of sequels, ”having one of the principals do his own stunts made (the filmmakers) very weird from an insurance point of view.”

  • 1) Wikipedia was wrong on whom Bob Anderson played 2) That's just David Prowse claiming something for himself. That's hardly proof.
    – chx
    Jul 29, 2016 at 8:28
  • @chx If you're looking for proof take it to Skeptics..
    – Insane
    Jul 29, 2016 at 18:26
  • Thanks. skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/34755/… posted.
    – chx
    Jul 29, 2016 at 21:15

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