At the 2006 Dallas Comic Con.
16 February 1945 |
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, U.K.
Jeremy Bulloch (born 16 February 1945) is an English actor best known for the role of the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy. He has appeared in numerous British television and film productions, including Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood.
Bulloch was born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. In a career spanning over half a century, he is most famous for his role in Boba Fett's costume in the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (the voice was provided by Jason Wingreen originally and in the updated versions Temuera Morrison). Additionally, he plays a minor role as an Imperial officer in The Empire Strikes Back, his only non-masked appearance in the original Star Wars films. Bulloch returned as Boba Fett for the fan film mocumentary: Return of the Ewok. He also has minor roles in three James Bond films, twice playing Smithers, an assistant to Q. In 1962, he starred alongside Cliff Richard in the musical film Summer Holiday.
After several uncredited screen appearances, Bulloch's first regular role was in the 1960 TV series Counter-Attack! and (the same year) The Chequered Flag. He went on to have a recurring role in Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1961) and a regular role in The Newcomers (1965–67). He also appeared in two Doctor Who stories, The Space Museum (1965) and The Time Warrior (1973). From 1979-81, he was a regular in the ITV sitcom Agony, in which he played Rob Illingworth, one half of a gay couple.
In recent years, due to the release of the new Star Wars films, he is frequently invited to science fiction conventions throughout the world, and was inducted as an Honorary Member of the 501st Legion costuming organization in May 2002. Later, in November 2009, he actually joined the 501st as a costume-wearing member making appearances with the group as Boba Fett.
In 2004, Bulloch published a limited edition memoir, Flying Solo, which is a humorous account of his personal and professional life, interspersed with tales from the convention circuit. In 2005, he once again made an appearance in a Star Wars film, this time playing Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith. In 2005, he played the role of "Chairman Skellon" in a stage production of The Trial of Davros. Recently, Bulloch played a small cameo role in Star Wars fan films Order of the Sith: Vengeance and its sequel Downfall - Order of the Sith - alongside David Prowse and Michael Sheard. These fan films were made in England in support of Save the Children.
Bulloch has three sons, ten grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, Maureen. His half-brother is Robert Watts, who was a producer on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
|Film or Television Title||Year||Role|
|Carry On Teacher||1959||Schoolboy|
|Spare the Rod||1961||Angell|
|Play It Cool||1962||Joey|
|Doctor Who: The Space Museum||1965||Tor|
|The Virgin and the Gypsy||1970||Leo|
|Mary, Queen of Scots||1971||Andrew|
|Doctor Who: The Time Warrior||1973||Hal|
|O Lucky Man!||1973||Young Man|
|Can You Keep It Up for a Week?||1975||Gil|
|Escape from the Dark||1976||Ginger|
|The Spy Who Loved Me||1977||HMS Ranger Crewman|
|Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||1980||Boba Fett|
|For Your Eyes Only||1981||Smithers|
|Return of the Ewok||1983||Boba Fett|
|Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi||1983||Boba Fett|
|Robin of Sherwood||1983–85||Edward of Wickham|
|Starhyke||2004||Doctor Yul Striker|
|Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith||2005||Captain Colton|
Bulloch also has a part in a British TV advert for McCarthy and Stone retirement flats.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jeremy Bulloch.|
- Official website
- Jeremy Bulloch at the Internet Movie Database
- Jeremy Bulloch at AllMovie
- Jeremy Bulloch in the Night Traveler series
- Beyond Boba Fett: A Conversation with Jeremy Bulloch at Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict