Chip / Adams
He directed Donald Ogden Stewart's play, "The Kidders," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Faith Brook, Richard Caldicot, Lyndon Brook, and Dermot Walsh in the cast.
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[on his role in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) ][Owen] was a straight-forward curmudgeon - which I am anyway, so it was easy for me to play. I've been a curmudgeon for a long time.
His brief role as Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen in the film Star Wars was his most memorable role. He was cast after George Lucas was looking for an an actor with a strong American accent. Brown, who was living in London after being blacklisted in the McCarthy communist-witch hunt of the 1950s, auditioned and won the role instantly.