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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (brain tumor)
Birth NameThomas Declan Mulholland

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Declan Mulholland was born on December 6, 1932 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Thomas Declan Mulholland. He is known for his work on Time Bandits (1981), The Land That Time Forgot (1974) and The Ruling Class (1972). He died on June 29, 1999 in London, England.

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Was known for carrying his umbrella

Trivia (4)

Perhaps Declan Mulholland's most famous role will be one that never was. Declan was the original Jabba The Hutt stand-in for the movie Star Wars. The scene was to have a "stop-motion" character overlay him, but budget constraints forced George Lucas to cut the scene altogether, that is until recently. As part of the re-release of the Star Wars Trilogy, this scene has been re-inserted into the film. However, you won't be able to see Declan, since Lucasfilm now had the funds to complete the production, inserting a Return Of The Jedi style Jabba The Hutt, over his character, once again.
A very brief clip of the "Han meets Jabba" scene from "Star Wars" as originally shot, with Mulholland as Jabba, was shown in the TV special, "From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga" in 1983, around the time of the original release of "Return of the Jedi".
His wardrobe from Time Bandits is similar, if not identical to the one he wore as a stand-in for Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars Episode IV.
Found dead on a train. Was identified by Michael Sheard at the police mortuary.

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