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Peter Mayhew is a Actor British born on 19 may 1944 at Barnes (United-kingdom)

Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 may 1944 at Barnes (United-kingdom)
Death 30 april 2019 (at 74 years)

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.

Biography

Mayhew lives in Boyd, Texas and is a business owner. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2005 at a ceremony in Arlington, Texas. In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he joked that he did not get a medal at this ceremony either, a reference to the Star Wars scene in which Luke and Han get medals but Chewbacca does not. Mayhew noted in an MTV interview that although Chewbacca does not get a medal in the film, he does get the last line, when he roars.

Mayhew underwent double knee replacement surgery in 2013. In January 2015, Mayhew was briefly hospitalized near his home in Texas, due to a bout of pneumonia.

Best films

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(9 films)
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(9 films)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
(5 films)
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Mayhew (13 films)

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Actor

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2h32
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega
Roles Chewbacca (consultant)
Rating70% 3.549043.549043.549043.549043.54904
L'univers de Star Wars est amorcé avec le conflit entre la République galactique et la Confédération des systèmes indépendants, alliance de planètes séparatistes. Cette confédération entraîne des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables à cause des manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, chef d'État de la République, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en visant secrètement à établir un empire. Pour rétablir la paix, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, sans savoir que les deux camps sont manipulés par les Seigneurs Sith (Palpatine étant en réalité le Seigneur Sith Dark Sidious). Les Jedi, comme les Sith, sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2h15
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, John Boyega
Roles Chewbacca
Rating79% 3.995093.995093.995093.995093.99509
L'univers de Star Wars se déroule dans une galaxie théâtre d'affrontements entre les Chevaliers Jedi et les Seigneurs noirs des Sith, personnes sensibles à la Force, un champ énergétique mystérieux leur procurant des pouvoirs psychiques. Les Jedi maîtrisent le côté lumineux de la Force, pouvoir bénéfique et défensif, pour maintenir la paix dans la galaxie. Les Sith utilisent le côté obscur, pouvoir nuisible et destructeur, pour leur usage personnel et pour dominer la galaxie. Les Sith vont par deux : un maître et un apprenti.
Yesterday was a lie, 1h29
Directed by James Kerwin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Crime
Actors Kipleigh Brown, Chase Masterson, John Newton, Warren Davis, Peter Mayhew, H.M. Wynant
Roles Dead Man
Rating52% 2.6204052.6204052.6204052.6204052.620405
A hard-drinking female investigator named Hoyle (Kipleigh Brown) sets out to locate a reclusive genius (John Newton) who may be able to distort reality. Instead she finds her life becoming more and more fragmented and surreal. Trusting only her partner (Mik Scriba) and a sexy lounge singer (Chase Masterson), she is shadowed by a dangerous man (Peter Mayhew).
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2h20
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Pregnancy films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Chewbacca
Rating74% 3.7487753.7487753.7487753.7487753.748775
During a space battle over Coruscant between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous' flagship, the Jedi engage Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel, which ends with Anakin killing Dooku at Palpatine's urging. Grievous flees the battle-torn cruiser, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals she is pregnant. Initially excited, Anakin begins to have premonitions of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Comic Book: The Movie, 1h46
Directed by Mark Hamill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Donna D'Errico, Mark Hamill, Jess Harnell, Billy West, Roger Rose, Bruce Campbell
Roles Himself
Rating60% 3.0008153.0008153.0008153.0008153.000815
The story revolves around comic book fan Don Swan and his battle against a fictional film studio which is about to announce a film based on his favorite superhero, Commander Courage.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Burns
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Films about extraterrestrial life, Documentary films about films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Ben Burtt, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg
Roles Himself
Rating82% 4.140174.140174.140174.140174.14017
L'Empire des Rêves relate l'épopée que fût la création de la première trilogie Star Wars. Des tous premières ébauches de scénario dans l'esprit de son créateur George Lucas jusqu'au succès qu'on connaît à la saga, ce documentaire nous entraine dans les coulisses d'un tournage tantôt chaotique, tantôt enivrant, racontés par les acteurs, les membres de la production, et George Lucas lui-même.
Return of the Jedi, 2h14
Directed by Richard Marquand
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse
Roles Chewbacca
Rating82% 4.148524.148524.148524.148524.14852
Luke Skywalker initiates a plan to rescue Han Solo from the crime lord Jabba the Hutt with the help of Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Leia infiltrates Jabba's palace on Tatooine disguised as a bounty hunter with Chewbacca as her prisoner. Lando is already there disguised as a guard. Leia releases Han from his carbonite prison, but she is captured and enslaved. Luke arrives soon afterward but after a tense standoff, he is captured. After Luke survives his battle with Jabba's Rancor, Jabba sentences him and Han to death by feeding them to the Sarlacc. Luke frees himself and battles Jabba's guards. During the chaos, Boba Fett, who has remained at Jabba's palace since delivering Han, attempts to attack Luke, but Han inadvertently knocks him into the Sarlacc pit. Meanwhile, Leia strangles Jabba to death, and Luke destroys Jabba's sail barge as the group escapes. While the others rendezvous with the Rebel Alliance, Luke returns to Dagobah where he finds that Yoda is dying. Before he dies, Yoda confirms that Darth Vader, once known as Anakin Skywalker, is Luke's father, and there is "another Skywalker". The spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi confirms that this other Skywalker is Luke's twin sister, Leia. Obi-Wan tells Luke that he must fight Vader again to defeat the Empire.
Return of the Ewok, 24minutes
Directed by Irvin Kershner, David Tomblin
Genres Science fiction, Documentary
Themes Space adventure films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Warwick Davis, Harrison Ford, Roy Kinnear, Mark Hamill, Robert Watts, Carrie Fisher
Roles Chewbacca
Rating61% 3.088663.088663.088663.088663.08866
Return of the Ewok focuses on the fictional account of Davis' decision to become an actor and act as Wicket in Return of the Jedi (notably, however, Davis refers to the film as Revenge of the Jedi, its temporary pre-release title). It also follows his transformation into Wicket. As Warwick and as Wicket, he visits and interacts with many of the cast and crew of the movie and then characters of the movie. As Warwick, he goes to Elstree Studios where he interacts with the cast, both in and out of character. At one point, he even interacts with Luke Skywalker as he jumps out of a movie screen. As Wicket, he goes to Dagobah to see Yoda, and the Death Star to see Darth Vader, and is chased by Boba Fett.
The Empire Strikes Back, 2h4
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about disabilities, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse
Roles Chewbacca
Rating84% 4.212014.212014.212014.212014.21201
Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance has been driven from their former base on Yavin IV by the Galactic Empire. Princess Leia leads a contingent including Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in a new base on the icy planet Hoth. The Imperial Fleet, led by Darth Vader, continues to hunt for Rebels’ new base by dispatching probe droids across the galaxy.
Terror
Terror (1978)
, 1h24
Directed by Norman J. Warren
Genres Horror
Actors James Aubrey, John Nolan, Cinzia Monreale, Glynis Barber, Tricia Walsh-Smith, Michael Craze
Roles The Mechanic
Rating51% 2.562512.562512.562512.562512.56251
Royal ancestors are cursed by a witch burned at the stake during the Medieval Era, and murders take place following the showing of a film based on the story.
The Star Wars Holiday Special, 1h37
Directed by George Lucas, David Acomba, Steve Binder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Christmas films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
Roles Chewbacca
Rating21% 1.061451.061451.061451.061451.06145
On Life Day, Chewbacca, accompanied by Han Solo, is headed home to see his family. Along the way, the duo are chased by two Star Destroyers, but they escape into hyperspace.
Star Wars
Star Wars (1977)
, 2h1
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew
Roles Chewbacca
Rating82% 4.1154354.1154354.1154354.1154354.115435
The galaxy is in a civil war, and spies for the Rebel Alliance have stolen plans to the Galactic Empire's Death Star, a heavily armed and armored space station capable of destroying entire planets. Rebel leader Princess Leia is in possession of the plans, but her ship is captured by Imperial forces under the command of the evil Lord Darth Vader. Before she is captured Leia hides the plans in the memory of an astromech droid called R2-D2, along with a holographic recording. The droid, accompanied by fellow protocol droid C-3PO, escape from the captured ship to the desert planet Tatooine.
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, 1h53
Directed by Sam Wanamaker, Ray Harryhausen
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Nadim Sawalha, Damien Thomas
Roles Minoton
Rating64% 3.200293.200293.200293.200293.20029
Sinbad (Patrick Wayne), sailor and Prince of Baghdad, moors at Charak, intent on seeking permission from Prince Kassim to marry Kassim's sister, Princess Farah (Jane Seymour). He quickly gets used to the city and its people, but finds it under curfew. When he shelters in a nearby tent, a witch (whom the audience later learns is Zenobia) summons a trio of ghouls, which emerge from a fire. Sinbad disposes of the ghouls. Meanwhile, Farah and Kassim's evil stepmother, Zenobia (Margaret Whiting), turn Kassim into a baboon (one of Harryhausen's stop-motion creations) just as he was going to be crowned caliph. If Kassim cannot regain his human form within seven moons, then Zenobia's son Rafi will be caliph instead.