Warwick Davis: A part in the Star Wars VII movie “would be delightful”

The Harry Potter, Labyrinth and Star Wars actor is so keen to return to sci-fi franchise that he's asked one of the movie artists to draw some short characters into the film, which is shooting in London soon


Actor Warwick Davis, says he’d “love to be involved” in JJ Abrams’ new Star Wars movie, filming near London this spring.


The actor started his career in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, in 1983, when he played Ewok Wicket Wystri Warrick – who becomes ruler of Bright Tree Village on the forest moon of Endor.

He’s since appeared in films and TV shows from Harry Potter, Labyrinth and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to Extras and Doctor Who.

Davis says of the new Star Wars VII movie, “a cameo would be delightful,” and jokes that he’s trying to get into the production somehow. “I know one of the conceptual artists who draws all the conceptual art for the characters,” he tells RadioTimes.com. “I keep telling him to draw some characters who are very short, just in the hope [they’ll cast me].”

The movie is filming in the UK, so there may be another way, Davis explains. “I might just pop my head into Pinewood [Studios in Buckinghamshire] one day and see if they can put me in a costume and put me in a scene. That might be the way to go.”

Director JJ Abrams has not yet revealed all the characters in the new movie, but Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) are rumoured to be returning. Gary Oldman has also been in talks about a role in Star Wars VII.

Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release in 2015.

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