Carrie Fisher Reenacts Star Wars Scenes with Comedian Russell Howard Imitating David Prowse’s Vader


James Earl Jones is the actor most famous for playing the intimidating, deep-voiced Darth Vader. However, behind the mask and the suit was David Prowse who played the evil Darth Vader from 1977 to 1983 in the original trilogy. Imagine what a different movie Star Wars would have been if they had left Prowse’s voice as is.


Discussing this tidbit with Carrie Fisher on the Jonathan Ross show, she pointed out that the replacement was probably inevitable. While acting on set with Prowse in the Darth Vader suit, Ms Fisher heard Prowse’s own West Country voice instead.


“they always knew they were not going to use that voice” she said “We called him ‘Darth Farmer,’” She added.


You can hear the original on set voice of Prowse as Darth Vader in this clip from the Documentary “Empire of Dreams”.

Ross thought it would be nice to see British writer/ comedian Russell Howard do a reenactment with Fisher because he was also from the West Country.




Ross handed Howard part of a Vader mask and had them read lines from the series’ very first scene between Vader and Leia, when the Sith Lord captures the princess and her ship in pursuit of stolen Death Star plans. After they spoke the lines together with applause, the Producers even added a synthesizer effect to Howard’s voice and Fisher looked likes she either was cringing or got chills.


You can check out the hilarious clip below.

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13 thoughts on “Carrie Fisher Reenacts Star Wars Scenes with Comedian Russell Howard Imitating David Prowse’s Vader

  • March 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Russell Howard is a comedian, not an actor. p.s. love the site!

  • March 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    “YER A WIZARD, LUKE!!!!” Darth Hagrid for the win!

  • March 30, 2016 at 1:54 am


  • March 30, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Is that dog dead?

    • March 30, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Is that a Chewie reference? Flippin racist…

      • March 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm

        Um, what?

    • March 30, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      No, just sleeping.

    • March 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      That would be for Spain only. In Latin America Vader is voiced by another actor (para nosotros, los latinoamericanos, escuchar a Vader con voz de español es mucho más hilarante que lo que se menciona aquí del acento británico de Prowse.)

      • April 1, 2016 at 6:19 am

        I always wonder if Argentina and Mexico (por ejemplo) share same voice actors, I guess not (en este caso “hispanoamericanos” se ajusta mucho mejor al tema, no creo que nadie en Brasil o en Guayana se moleste, incluso el término Latinoamérica fue puesto en marcha por algún francés con inconfesables intenciones, Iberoamérica es algo más ajustado a lo que históricamente ocurrió, para bien y para mal :)))

        You can imagine me telling you this in my Spanish accent 😉

        • April 1, 2016 at 9:02 am

          SPEAK ‘MURICAN!

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  • March 30, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Carrie is a mess…love it!

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