Star Wars X-Wing Pilot

Welcome To John Chapman’s Universe

John Chapman Star Wars X-Wing PilotHi…! I’m John Chapman, Red 12, Drifter in ‘Star Wars – A New Hope’.

In late 1975 my agent asked me to work on a film called ‘Star Wars’. Little did I know that this film would go on to be one of the most icon films of all time! My claim to fame is that I was there! I appeared in a film that started the greatest movie series of all time. I feel very privileged to have worked with George Lucas and the great members of the cast. There was a wonderful sense of camaraderie on set, and we all sensed the magic of what was evolving. I am truly grateful for being part of this amazing experience.

Elstree 1976

A documentary about ten very different lives connected by having appeared onscreen wearing masks or helmets in Star Wars.

Star Wars Imagery

Have a look at some of the amazing high quality images that are available from Official Pix of ‘Star Wars – A New Hope’:

Star Wars Briefing Room

X-Wing Attack Fighter

Group of X-Wing Fighters

Single X-Wing

More coming soon from Official Pix.

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