Born: March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Married to: Eve Mavrakis (22 July 1995 – present) (4 children)
[on playing Obi-Wan Kenobi] That was my challenge – to be a young Alec Guinness. People would come up and say to me, “You sound a bit like Alec Guinness. Did that just happen?” No! It’s my job, you know? The thrilling bit about it was I immersed myself in Alec Guinness movies, and I found this great one called The Card (1952). God, it’s a brilliant film.
Then I watched the first episode of Star Wars over and over again. I loved it as a kid. It was a bit funny to be paid for it. I’d say to my wife, “I’ve got to go and watch Star Wars again, Sorry. I just haven’t quite got it…” Brilliant.
[on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)] Doing the second one was interesting, because I’d never had to go back to play a character again. It was three years between the two episodes. It was a bit easier because I was more used to the technical demands. In other films you rehearse, crack the scene and shoot it. In Star Wars, that’s not the case. It’s a very different process with an enormous amount of bluescreen work. It’s very difficult – you play scenes with people who aren’t there.
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