Dave Prowse, 75, who was the body behind Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, has been banned from Comic-Con’s Star Wars Fan Days. He explains on his official website: It is with regret that I have been informed by my friends at C2 Ventures, Ben and Phillip, that I am not to be invited to C5 this year or any other Lucas Film associated events. After enquiring, the only thing I have been told is that I have “burnt too many bridges between Lucas Film and myself” – no other reason given… Sincere apologies to all my fans who were hoping to meet with me – I shall miss you too. As you will see from my events page I will be at many conventions all over the world so we can still keep in touch.
Here’s a video that shows Prowse acting the part of Darth Vader, before James Earl Jones’ voice was dubbed in: