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Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by James Lomond

Has Colin Baker Been Cast In Star Wars: Episode VII?

That teasing temptress of casting possibilities, IMDb, has a familiar name in the list of actors working on Star Wars: Episode VII. Spotted by a Star Wars fansite is the story that Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, is apparently rumoured to be playing a character named “Nexus”.

There’s no clue as to who this might be or whether Colin would be appearing on-screen or providing vocal talents. But of course we’re not surprised our Col has his name cropping up in such places having co-starred with the likes of Sir Ian McKellen in the 50th anniversary love letter The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

If true, this won’t be the first flirtation the world of Who has had with Star Wars. Before Disney took the reigns from Lucasfilm (hopefully for the better!), voice artist, Toby Longworth, worked on Star Wars: episode 1 – The Phantom Menace and subsequently worked on a number of Big Finish audios and provided a Slitheen voice for the Sara Jane Adventures.

Has anybody heard anything else rumoured about Colin possibly having a role in Star Wars? Remember *anyone* can edit IMDB.com so a healthy dose of salt (is there such a thing?) is required… and are there any Who-Star Wars links I’ve missed? Any monster actors that have appeared in both for example?

(Via MakingStarWars.net.)

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16 Responses to Has Colin Baker Been Cast In Star Wars: Episode VII?

  1. avatar Colin says:

    Who-Star Wars links? Obviously, Peter Cushing. But also Michael Sheard (Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back, and numerous roles in Classic Who stories including The Pyramids of Mars, Castrovalva, Remembrance of the Daleks, et al.). I’m sure there are others. :)

    • avatar Sutekh'sGiftOfUnlimitedRicePudding says:

      Julian Glover, General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back, was Richard the Lionheart in The Crusades and Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth, in City Of Death.(He’s also been in a Bond, an Indiana Jones, and a Quatermass film!)
      Jeremy Bulloch was in two Doctor Who stories: The Slave Museum and The Time Warrior. He played Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, an Imperial Officer in Empire, and Captain Colton in Revenge Of The Sith. (He’s also in three Bond films, two of them as Q’s assistant Smithers)

      • avatar Sutekh'sGiftOfUnlimitedRicePudding says:

        Space Museum. Stupid predictive text! Not the museum that Slave I is in. ;-)

        • avatar Colin says:

          The Empire Strikes Back was a good movie for Who actors! :)

      • avatar lozzer says:

        Julian Glover was one of my Tutors at drama school – a lovely man, I had several more tutors who all had roles in classic Dr Who. You can add Simon Pegg to the list, he voices Dengar in the Clone Wars – and the Doctor himself (David Tennant) also voices a character in the Clone Wars. I hope Colin has got a role in Episode 7, I’m very excited about it.

  2. avatar halibut says:

    Julian Glover? Warwick Davis?

  3. avatar Lord Darth Tyeler says:

    Brian Blessed?

  4. avatar Funbundle says:

    Don Henderson
    Warwick Davies
    Jeremy Bulloch
    And of course Dave Prowse

  5. avatar Geoff says:

    Leslie Schofield must have been in Doctor Who as well at some point?

    • avatar TonyS says:

      Calif in The Face of Evil

  6. avatar Christine says:

    Wasn’t David Tennant a Robot instructor of in one of the Clone Wars episodes (this occurred somewhat more recently than most of the examples provided )?

    Strangely enough I never think of Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett or an Imperial Officer, but rather as Edward in Robin of Sherwood. But yes, I realise now he’s actually been rather active in the Star Wars Universe!

  7. avatar J W says:

    David Prowse, Darth Vader himself, played the Minotaur in the Pertwee era episode The Time Monster

  8. avatar not_the_messiah says:

    Does Declan Mulholland count?

    Although he played the original Jabba the Hutt, his scene was cut from the original release (and was CGI’d over in the ’97 special edition). He also played Clark in ‘The Sea Devils’.

  9. avatar Francis Cave says:

    Well there is link between Colin and George Lucas in that he appeared in one of the Indiana Jones Chronicles episodes.

    Does that count?

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  11. Let’s not forget David Tennant in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated show.

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