Jimmy Vee Will Be The New R2-D2 Actor For Star Wars: The Last Jedi


With the passing of Star Wars legend Kenny Baker, the question came to who would the new actor in the R2-D2 suit for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It has been officially announced that actor Jimmy Vee will be the new heart behind the beloved droid.

Vee has been a regular in the Doctor Who universe for a few years, playing a variety of characters with Bannakaffalatta from Voyage of the Damned being the most recognizable. He also appeared in the film Pan as Lofty and in the Harry Potter franchise as a Gringott's goblin.


Vee, like Baker, will only be inside R2 when he is standing 2-legged. The moving, 3-legged R2 is a remote control unit.

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