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a Lucasfilm Ltd production
directed by George Lucas
starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford,
Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness,
Peter Cushing


Impatient farmboy Luke Skywalker
blasts off from his desert homeworld
rescue Princess Leia and destroy
the Empire's mighty Death Star...

If you've read any of the previous card
info, you'll know that Peter Diamond was
the stunt arranger on all three films in
the original Star Wars trilogy. And he
also stepped in front of the camera to
take on a number of iconic on-screen


Peter spotted!

Here, we're identifying another of
Peter's fleeting appearances as a

You'll spy Peter 88.5mins in to the film,
on board the Death Star, just after
Obi-Wan Kenobi is struck down by
Darth Vader.


Luke cries out, attracting the attention
of five troopers. And a gun battle ensues
as our heroes duck into the Millenium

Peter's trooper is the first to get struck
down . We see him take a big red laser
bolt to the chest, whereupon, he drops
his gun, falls to his knees and topples
into the yawning repair shaft...

Peter Diamond takes a tumble in "Star Wars: A New Hope" (Lucasfilm/Disney)


Stunt tricks

 Peter made a fall of around fifteen
   feet. He landed on a rig of boxes
   positioned just out of shot,
   beneath  the set!


Did you know?

 The stunt team wore special rubber
   Stormtrooper outfits for their scenes.
   It gave them just a little bit more
   manoeuvrability during all those

 Peter donned that rubber armour
   numerous times during the making
   of these three films. So many times,
   in fact,  that the legendary Star
   Wars fan legion, the 501st, granted
   him honourary status in their
   "Hall of Fame"


See also:

Peter-Spotting: Card #5 Peter-Spotting: Card #6 Peter-Spotting: Card #9 

 Peter-Spotting: Chase Card #1
 Peter-Spotting: Card #20   Peter-Spotting card #42

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