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JEDIpartner
08-12-2002, 09:18 AM
Just having seen AOTC for the sixth time... I noticed Oliver Ford Davies shaking during his scene. Was he ill, stricken with old age or did he do this to portray Sio Bibble's character having aged? Just curious.

Pendo
08-12-2002, 10:04 AM
Well that is only his head, and not his body. They filmed somebody else on location in Spain, and in London they filmed Davies' head and stuck it onto the body. So if the body is shaking it is probably not Oliver Davies but the actor portraying his body :rolleyes:.

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Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-12-2002, 01:20 PM
WHOA that's frickin creepy!
Didn't they also do the headswappin' thing on Valorum in TPM, the guy who played Bossk did his body but Terence did his head?

Beast
08-12-2002, 01:21 PM
Pendo, I'm pretty sure that that is all him. They showed on one of the making of specials that they filmed an empty chair and then added Oliver Ford Davies in afterwards. I think he may have been ill, that's why he couldn't make the trip for filming on location. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Pendo
08-12-2002, 01:23 PM
Cool, thanx JJB. I just thought they added his head :rolleyes:! Thanx for the info JarJar.

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Jek Porky 2002
08-12-2002, 04:42 PM
That's right, they did film an empty chair, and filmed Oliver at the London re-shoots.

2-1B
08-12-2002, 04:44 PM
I thought he was just embarrassed by his mullet.

JEDIpartner
08-12-2002, 05:03 PM
Poor guy... I was a little concerned about him. Now it seems I have reason to be! :(

Pendo
08-12-2002, 05:05 PM
Does anyone kow if he's still ill or is he getting better? I hope he doesn't die, especially before finishing Episode III :rolleyes:.


Ok that sounded ignorant of me :( I really don't want him to die :cry:!!!

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Beast
08-12-2002, 05:14 PM
Well, he was well enough for the London re-shoots so hopefully he's gotten over whatever was wrong with him. He is getting up there in years though, so we have to consider it a possibility. Actually I can't even find his age, his IMDB.com file is lacking any personal history entries. :(

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jek Porky 2002
08-12-2002, 05:16 PM
I'd say he's in his early to mid 70's.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-12-2002, 06:15 PM
Did they put make-up on him to make him look older? I mean, he couldn't have really aged ten years in three!!! :D

Pendo
08-14-2002, 07:40 AM
Check this (http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/imageattack/2002/08/imageattack20020813.html) out on StarWars.com.

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Beast
08-14-2002, 08:59 AM
Cool, thanks for the link Pendo. I knew that I had saw somthing about it on StarWars.com. But when I went looking for it, I couldn't find it. Never even thought to check out the "Image Attack" section. Nice to hear from Rick McCallum that Oliver Ford Davies ("Sio Bibble") will likely be in EIII. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks