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Date of Birth 29 June 1947Dumfries, Scotland, UK
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Carter was born on June 29, 1947 in Dumfries, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), The Illusionist (2006) and A Christmas Carol (1984).

Trivia (3)

Trained at RADA.
He was cast as "Bib Fortuna" in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) after casting director Mary Selway saw him appearing in the play "The Streets of London" in 1981. It took over eight hours of make-up to first transform him into the Twi'lek advisor. By the end of his five-week shoot, make-up artist Nick Dudman had streamlined the process down to 58 minutes. Removing the make-up took another 25 minutes.
Also a writer: he made his first foray into screenwriting (as co-scenarist with writer/director Sergio Toledo) for the teleplay One Man's War (1991).

Personal Quotes (1)

I was initially surprised by the way people remember me from Return of the Jedi because when I was working on film, I just sort of turned up, did the job and didn't think much about it. But nowadays, I get letters about it all the time, from people all over the place. It's odd because my character, Bib Fortuna, is very famous, but I'm not. It's a very weird situation to be in, but it's definitely something I've gotten used to!

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