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Meet John Simpkin from Star Wars!

Come and meet John Simpkin from Star Wars in our Eclectic store on Saturday 13th August!

Meet a Stormtrooper and Jabba’s Skiff Guard Klaatu actor John Simpkin at Eclectic Barnstaple Saturday 13th August from 10am!

John is most recognised for his portrayal of Klaatu, a Kadassa Nikto who served Jabba the Hutt in his Palace and a Stormtrooper in the famous ‘You Rebel Scum!’ scene with Han Solo and Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi!



Klaatu was noted as a gambler, and would very much enjoy Jabba’s executions via the Rancor! During the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, he was present on the top deck of Jabba’s Khetanna (Skiff).

John’s other acting film credits include Flash Gordon, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life & An American Werewolf in London. John also appeared in Meat Loaf music videos for Razor’s Edge & If You Really Want To.





John also worked as a stand-in/double for some major stars including Mel Gibson, Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Rupert Everett and Tom Cruise to name but a few.

John will be available from 10am to sign autographs for a small fee of £15.

We have a range of products available that John could sign. Please join our Facebook event ➡️ https://fb.me/e/4A3eW9hiU for more details & updates or contact us for more details 👍