Who is Jeremy Bulloch? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Cause of Death, Instagram, Net Worth

Jeremy Bulloch Wiki – Jeremy Bulloch Biography

Jeremy Bulloch was an English actor best known for the role of the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy. He appeared in numerous British television and film productions, including Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood.

Bulloch was born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, one of six children. From the age of five, he enjoyed acting and singing after a school show. He began acting at the age of ten and “appeared in Disney films, British sitcoms and plays”. He trained at Corona Stage Academy.

At the age of twelve, Bulloch’s first professional appearance was in a breakfast cereal commercial. 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). At the age of seventeen, he portrayed Hamlet on stage. In 1962, he starred alongside Cliff Richard in the musical film Summer Holiday.

He had a part in The Devil’s Agent, which also starred Christopher Lee who later portrayed Count Dooku in the Prequel Trilogy. He also appeared in two Doctor Who stories, The Space Museum (1965) and The Time Warrior (1973). Coincidentally, David Prowse and John Hollis, who both would later appear alongside Bulloch in The Empire Strikes Back, also appeared in a Jon Pertwee Doctor Who serial.

From 1979 to 1981, he was a regular in the ITV sitcom Agony, in which he played Rob Illingworth, one half of a gay couple. He also had minor roles in three James Bond films, twice playing Smithers, an assistant to Q.

In a career spanning over half a century, Bulloch is best known for his role in Boba Fett’s costume in the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi – despite the character’s “minimal screen time.” The voice was provided by Jason Wingreen originally and in the updated versions Temuera Morrison – to strengthen the connection with the Prequel Trilogy.

His half brother Robert Watts, who was working as an associate producer for Empire was tasked with finding someone who “would fit in the costume of Boba Fett.” So Watts called Bulloch (who at the time was working on Agony) and encouraged him to see Tiny Nicholls, the wardrobe supervisor and Bulloch had a costume fitting as Boba Fett, which “took 20 minutes to put on.”

Additionally, he played a minor role as an Imperial officer (later identified as Lieutenant Sheckil), who grabs Leia when she warns Luke Skywalker of Vader’s trap in The Empire Strikes Back. Bulloch was initially to do the scene as Fett when he fires at Skywalker on Cloud City. But with no one available to play the part, Bulloch went to the wardrobe and got changed into the “Imperial Officer’s outfit.”

This was his only non-masked appearance in the original Star Wars films. John Morton, who portrayed the rebel pilot Dak Ralter (during the Battle of Hoth), covered Bulloch as a body double for Fett when the character confronts Vader in the Bespin hallway during Han Solo’s torture.

Since the release of the Star Wars Special Edition trilogy, prequel trilogy and new films, he was frequently invited to science fiction conventions throughout the world, and was inducted as an honorary member of the 501st Legion costuming organisation 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. Since 2000, he was a frequent guest at the Star Wars Weekends (held annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). In August 2018, Bulloch announced his retirement from attending conventions.

Jeremy Bulloch Age

Jeremy Bulloch was 75 years old. He was born on February 16, 1945, in Market Harborough, United Kingdom. He died on December 17, 2020, at the age of 75, in St George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Wife

Bulloch was married to Maureen; the couple had three sons and lived in London. His half-brother is Robert Watts, who was a producer on The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and the Indiana Jones films. Watts also had a cameo as Lieutenant Watts in Return of the Jedi. His son Robbie portrayed Matthew of Wickham in four episodes of Robin of Sherwood. The character is the son of Edward of Wickham portrayed by Bulloch. Another son is the translator Jamie Bulloch. His sister Sally Bulloch was a child actress before becoming an executive manager of the Athenaeum Hotel.

Jeremy Bulloch Death

Bulloch had Parkinson’s disease. He died on 17 December 2020 in Tooting’s St George’s Hospital.

“He had a long and happy career spanning more than 45 years,” a statement said.

“He was devoted to his wife, three sons, and 10 grandchildren and they will miss him terribly.”

Star Wars creator George Lucas said Bulloch “brought the perfect combination of mystery and menace to his performance of Boba Fett”.

He added: “Jeremy was a true gentleman who was very supportive of Star Wars and its fans, and I’m very grateful for his contributions to the saga and its legacy.”

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Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, described Bulloch as the “quintessential English gentleman”.

“A fine actor, delightful company and so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him,” he wrote on Twitter.

“I will deeply miss him and am so grateful to have known him.”

Billy Dee Williams, best-known as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, wrote on Twitter: “Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.”

A post from the official Star Wars Twitter account said Bulloch’s “unforgettable performance” as Boba Fett “captivated audiences since he first appeared”.

“He will be remembered not only for his iconic portrayal of the legendary character, but also for his warmth and generous spirit which have become an enduring part of his rich legacy,” the post said.

Daniel Logan, who took over from Bulloch to play the role of Boba Fett in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, paid tribute to the actor on Instagram.

“RIP Legend I’ll never forget all you’ve taught me. I’ll love you forever,” he wrote.

“Conventions won’t be the same without you. May the force be with you always.”

Cause of Death

He died in hospital on Thursday from health complications after living with Parkinson’s disease for many years, his agent said.

Net Worth

Bulloch’s net worth is unknown.

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