Latest star from original film to sign up for new Star Wars.

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R2D2 signs up. The RADA trained robotic actor’s contract with Paramount as charity collector in Widnes town centre (where I photographed him) ends in July and he has already expressed an interest in returning to the big screen. For many years it has irked R2 (real name Richard De Saville) that interviewers only ever ask him about his roles in the iconic Star Wars films and little attention is ever paid to the wide range of roles he has played throughout his career. These include King Lear, Hamlet and Richard III with the Royal Shakespeare Company and grizzled medical genius House in the long running TV drama of the same name (replacing an ailing Hugh Laurie after Season 2).

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