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Kenny Baker

Actor

Born - 24 August 1932, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died - 13 August 2016

Cheerful, sandy-haired dwarf actor, skater and stand-up comedian, just 3ft 8in tall, who carved his own niche in film history by playing R2D2 in the first six Star Wars films. His film credits included Circus of Horrors (1960), The Oblong Box (1969), Star Wars (1977), Flash Gordon (1980), The Elephant Man (1980), Time Bandits (1981), Return of the Jedi (1983), Amadeus (1984), Labyrinth (1986), Willow (1988), U.F.O. (1993), Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), The Battersea Ripper (2026) and When the Devil Rides Out (2016), his last.