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Paul Blake was born in Birmingham, England. He is an actor, known for Some of My Best Friends Are (1971), Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and Hennessy (1975).
“The character will live forever. For years I thought, “I’m a serious actor, I’ve played Macbeth, and on my tombstone it will say Here Lies Greedo”. And according to all my kids that’s pretty cool, so I feel very good about that now. [on being known only for his small role in Star Wars]
I was working with Anthony Daniels, who played C3PO, on Jackanory. He rang me after the show one night and said ‘I’m doing this film, it’s a science-fiction film and the director’s asked me if I know any other youngish character actors around who could do it, and I said you might be interested.’ The next day, I found myself at Elstree and I walked out very early in the morning after a long journey, desperate for something to drink. Walked out on to this massive soundstage, with this spaceship – the Millennium Falcon – at the other end. There’s nobody there except for one bloke in the corner. He looked like an assistant, so I said, ‘Excuse me, my name’s Paul. Somebody’s called me over here to see some guy, you couldn’t get me a cup of coffee, could you?’ And he went and got me a coffee. I said, ‘Thank you very much, do you know this guy called Lucas? George somebody-or-other? He’s the director of this.’ He said, ‘I’m George Lucas.’ So I’d made George Lucas go and get me a coffee.”