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Star Wars’ Mark Hamill I said to Carrie Fisher: Im a good kisser next, were making out like teenagers!

Luke Skywalker is back in The Last Jedi and its a triumphant return. He recalls the shock of finding out about Fisher and Harrison Fords secret affair and the pain of losing his longtime friend Han Solo is dead and Princess Leia, heartbreakingly, died almost a year ago, when The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is great fun as exciting and inspired as its predecessor, JJ Abrams affair with Ford, when she was 19 and riddled with insecurities, and he was 33 and married. Did Hamill know…

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Alan Rickman: 10 key performances

From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Severus Snape, Alan Rickman played some of the most memorable roles cinema had to offer. Here are 10 of the best After graduating from drama school in 1974, Rickman pursued a successful career in theatre, culminating in an award-winning performance as Valmont in the premiere run of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985. Before that, however, he had made his mark on screen, a Bafta for best supporting actor. Close My Eyes Another change of pace for Rickman, taking top billing over Clive Owen and…

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R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

Luke Skywalkers lightsaber and Darth Vaders helmet prove less popular in California auction An R2-D2 droid that was Luke Skywalkers lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vaders helmet from the original film sold for $96,000. The Calabasas, California-based Profiles in History had estimated the droid could fetch up to $2m before Wednesdays sale. Other space-themed film and television memorabilia was also for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers sold for $1.8m. A helmet worn by late actor…

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World’s most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after ‘devastating’ theft

Steve Sansweet, owner of Rancho Obi-Wan in California, asks collectors and fans to help recover items allegedly stolen by his friend of 20 years The owner of the worlds largest Star Wars memorabilia collection has learned a hard lesson about trust. On Monday, he told his own saga in which $200,000 in collectibles were allegedly stolen from on his website and asked fellow collectors and fans to email #TheFraudIsStrongInThisOne https://t.co/coFv1P6HL7

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