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  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:233
  • eBook ISBN:9781620953556


The 'Star Wars' Phenomenon As Experienced From The Inside

by Tim Dry

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Have you ever wondered what it was really like to be a featured artiste in 'Star Wars' Episode VI - 'Return Of The Jedi', one of the biggest grossing movies of all time? Or to be an autograph guest at worldwide fan Conventions? Well, now you can discover it all! This is a 'Star Wars' actor's memoirs.Think Bill Bryson meets 'Galaxy Quest' and you're on the right track.
English mime, musician, photographer and actor Tim Dry was featured as ‘J’Quille – Whiphid’ and a ‘Mon Calamari Officer’ in Episode VI “Return Of The Jedi”. These are his honest, amusing, irreverent and very often surreal recollections of being in the movie and of his subsequent appearances twenty years later at Star Wars Conventions all over the world in the 2000s. Think Bill Bryson meets 'Galaxy Quest' and you're on the right track. It has a foreword written by ROBERT WATTS (Producer of 'Star Wars' Episodes IV -VI and the 'Indiana Jones' trilogy), as well as 10 pages of photographs.
About the author
Tim Dry is an English mime artist, writer, musician and actor, best known for appearing in ‘Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’ and for being half of a duo, Tik and Tok, that popularized robotic mime in the UK in the 1980s. Tim has acted in more than 90 TV commercials in the UK, USA and Europe. He has had featured roles in the US-UK co-production of the TV series ‘The 10th Kingdom’, in films such as ‘Soup’, ‘Death Wish III’, ‘Revolution’ and ‘Decadence’; and UK TV shows including ‘The Bill’, ‘Eastenders’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Dempsey & Makepeace’, ‘Goodbye Mr Steadman’ and ‘Father Ted’. On stage he played the lead in both Steven Berkoff’s ‘Harry’s Christmas’ and Molière’s ‘School For Wives’. In October 2010, Tim starred in the titular role in the short horror/comedy movie 'SON Of Nosferatu'. Written and directed by David Rose, it will be ready for release in 2012. Tim is also an award-winning photographic artist, whose subjects have included Mick Jagger, Steven Berkoff, composer Georg Kajanus, The Mediaeval Baebes, writer Rupert Thomson and Joan Collins. In 2005, Tim published his autobiography ‘Falling Upwards – Scenes From A Life’ through Exposure Publishing. At present he is creating the first in a series of novellas entitled ‘Ricochet’. "Reality is just a fragment of your imagination."