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Hugh Spight

STAR Wars made Harrison Ford one of Hollywood's most famous actors but it left one Oxford puppeteer behind. In 1982 Hugh Spight spent six weeks at Elstree Studios filming with the star in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. But he believes his chance at fame was shot down when his name was misspelled during the credits, renaming him Hugh Spirit. He said... See full bio »

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Known For

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Puss In Panto
(1980)
The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal Mystic Cook (performer)
(1982)
The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper Muppet Performer
(1981)

Filmography

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 1988 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dalek Operator / Robot Clown / Black Dalek Operator
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part Four (1988) ... Black Dalek Operator
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part Three (1988) ... Dalek Operator
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part Two (1988) ... Dalek Operator
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part One (1988) ... Dalek Operator
 1984-1987 Chish 'n' Fips (TV Series)
Bleep / Henrietta / Chips
- Moving Day (1987) ... Bleep / Henrietta
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Bleep / Chips / Henrietta
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Bleep / Chips / Henrietta
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Bleep / Chips
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Bleep
 1985 Arena (Video)
4 legged Stilt walker
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Gamorrean Guard (uncredited)
 1982 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Morgan
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Mystic Cook (performer)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Muppet Performer
 1980 The Elephant Man
Puss In Panto
 1977 Drama (TV Series)
Dancer, Chorus
- Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles (1977) ... Dancer, Chorus
 1975 The World Through the Eyes of Children
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 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Background (uncredited)
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 1985 The Tripods (TV Series) (animatronic effects - 1 episode)
- City of Gold (1985) ... (animatronic effects)
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 1985 Arena (Video) (stunt double: Milo O'Shea - uncredited)
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 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (puppeteer - as Hugh Spirit)

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Mistakenly credited as "Hugh Spirit" in Return of the Jedi.

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