David Prowse

English bodybuilder, weightlifter, and actor

David Prowse, MBE (born 1 July 1935) is an English former bodybuilder, weightlifter, and movie, television, stage, and voice actor who is known for playing the role of Darth Vader in four Star Wars movies.

David Prowse
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David Prowse in 2013
Born (1935-07-01) 1 July 1935 (age 85)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Alma materBristol Grammar School
Years active1956–2010
Norma Prowse (m. 1963)

Prowse was born in Bristol, England.[1] He studied at Bristol Grammar School. He has been married to Norma Prowse since 1963. He said in 2009 that he has prostate cancer; it has since gone into remission. In November 2014, Prowse revealed that he has dementia.[2]


  1. "Darth Vader returns to Bristol home where he grew up". Bristol Evening Post. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. McPhee, Rod. "Star Wars' Darth Vader: I'd have loved a part in the new film but I'd forget my lines". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

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