Star Wars actor and dialect coach Andrew Jack died yesterday at the age of 76 due to the Coronavirus. He reportedly passed away at a hospital near London as a result of complications he developed after contracting COVID-19. Sadly, his wife is currently stuck in quarantine in Australia, so funeral arrangements are understandably up in the air due to the ongoing pandemic.
Serving as a dialect coach on movies like Avengers: Endgame, The Lord of the Rings, and even Matt Reeves’ The Batman, he played Major Caluan Ematt in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. He also voiced Molloch in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and trained actors like Hugh Jackman, Karen Gillian, Christian Bale, John Boyega, and Christian Bale over the years.
Now, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams has taken to Twitter to pay his respects to Jack, and even sheds some light on how the dialect coach landed a role in the new Star Wars movies.
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) March 31, 2020
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