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March 3rd, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: Live-Action — admin @ 2:40 pm

Jim Marquand to direct Star Wars Live action Television Series

According to the Liverpool Daily Post, Star Wars creator George Lucas was so impressed with director James Marquand’s directorial debut with Dead Man’s Cards, that Lucas has asked him to direct episodes of the eagerly-anticipated Star Wars television show next year.

However, there is a big Star Wars connection here – Jim Marquand is the son of Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand.

“I’ve got so many vivid memories of the five months I spent on the set of Return Of The Jedi,” recalls Jim. “I was about 18 and spent five fantastic months with dad while he filmed the movie in North California and Pinewood studios.

“I can remember walking onto one set which was the Ewok village, during a break in shooting. All these midget actors who were playing Ewoks had taken their costume heads off and were sat around smoking, drinking tea and reading newspapers. It was surreal.

“I got to know all the cast, too, and can remember Harrison Ford talking about being a carpenter before he got into acting. He was a very down-to-earth bloke.”

Click here for the full Liverpool Daily Post story

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