Our favourite actors from Star Wars, then and now

It’s been 38 years since the first Star Wars movie was released in cinemas.There have been six stories depicting that galaxy far, far away since then, which have helped create a global phenomenon unprecedented in the history of Hollywood.

It’s been 38 years since the first Star Wars movie was released in cinemas.There have been six stories depicting that galaxy far, far away since then, which have helped create a global phenomenon unprecedented in the history of Hollywood.

Perhaps the series’ popularity is down to the way it so convincingly transports you to other worlds filled with heroes and villains.

With Episode VII set to become just as popular, we thought we’d take a look at how time has changed our favorite characters — many of whom, thankfully, we’ll be seeing once again!

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), 1980 and 2015

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), 1980 and 2015

Harrison Ford (Han Solo), 1980 and 2015

Harrison Ford (Han Solo), 1980 and 2015

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), 1977 and 2015

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), 1977 and 2015

Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), 1977 and 2015

Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), 1977 and 2015

Anthony Daniels (С-3РO), 1977 and 2015

Anthony Daniels (С-3РO), 1977 and 2015

Kenny Baker (R2-D2), 1977 and 2015

Kenny Baker (R2-D2), 1977 and 2015

David Prowse (Darth Vader), 1977 and 2015

David Prowse (Darth Vader), 1977 and 2015

Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), 2005 and 2015

Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), 2005 and 2015

Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala), 2003 and 2015

Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala), 2003 and 2015

Ewan McGregor (Young Obi-Wan Kenobi), 2005 and 2015

Ewan McGregor (Young Obi-Wan Kenobi), 2005 and 2015

Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), 1980 and 2014

Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), 1980 and 2014

Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine), 2005 and 2014

Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine), 2005 and 2014

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