The Ahsoka series has me really digging Ray Stevenson’s character, Baylan Skoll. Unfortunately, we lost Ray back in May of this year (2023). In my opinion, he left on an incredibly high note. His character is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters in the franchise. It’s exciting and depressing. In honor of the late great actor, how much do you know about Ray Stevenson?
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How Much Do You Know (about)
This is an unusual topic for a “How Much Do You Know” but this one is interesting. I recently watched Episode 1 as part of my Star Wars marathon for Star Wars month. The music in Star Wars is, undoubtedly some of the best music in cinema. John Williams is a legend. The origin of this track from The Phantom Menace score is really cool. It truly illustrates John Williams’s genius. How much do you know about Duel of the Fates?
On Day 1 of the Star Wars Celebration the cast of The Acolyte seem to receive the most attention. There were nine cast members across four interviews. All of these interviews can be seen on the Star Wars YouTube channel. Most of these folks are fairly unknown; a couple of these names might stand out. How much do you know about The Acolyte cast?
Carrie-Anne Moss is listed on the IMDB page but she was not interviewed. If you don’t recognize her name, you will recognize her face as Trinity from The Matrix movies.
I’ll try my best to keep this post from getting too verbose. I’ll try to follow a format similar to the voice dubbing post I did a couple of years ago. We do not know most of the names of any of these characters from The Acolyte.
Since The Mandalorian is back and (already) half way through the third season, let’s talk about Katee Sackhoff. She is one of my favorite science fiction actresses. I’ve seen quite a few of her other shows; perhaps you have too.
Of course, in Star Wars, she is Bo-Katan Kryze in The Mandalorian. Actually, she’s been the voice of Bo-Katan since 2012 when the character first appeared in the fourteenth episode in season four of The Clone Wars (“A Friend in Need“). There is more to her than blasters and darksabers. How much do you know about Katee Sackhoff?
This is another series I’m hoping to resurrect. I haven’t done one of these since May of 2022. After watching Community (again) recently I decided Donald Glover is an excellent choice for the revival, especially given that it’s Black History Month. Donald Glover portrayed young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story. He does an amazing job and I really, really hope he reprises the role if Disney is truly making a Lando series. (Although it looks like this project is no longer happening, bummer.) Be that as it may, how much do you know about Donald Glover?
Today, May 12th is Domhnall Gleeson’s birthday so its only fitting that I post this article in his honor. In case you didn’t know, Domhnall Gleeson is our loveable(?) General Hux in the sequel trilogy. The banter between Hux and Oscar Isaac‘s Poe Dameron is some of my favorite dialog in the sequels. When I chose Domhnall it was because I wanted to know what else I have seen him in and I was surprised. So, with that said, I ask you … how much do you know about Domhnall Gleeson?
Like Father, Like Son
Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor and writer. He was born May 12th (duh), 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. Let’s get the obvious question out of the way first. His first name is pronounced “doh-nall”, the “m” is silent. I’m sure that’s what all of you were wondering 🙂
He is the son of an actor you may have heard of, Brendan Gleeson. He has appeared in seven films with his father and I’m sure you have heard of at least two of them. He is Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2; his father, of course, plays Mad-Eye Moody. He is Thomas McGregor in the live action Peter Rabbit films. The first one isn’t that bad, especially if you have kids. I have not seen the second one.
Fun Fact: he competed with this father for Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor awards in a couple film festivals and lost, both times, to his father.
Hopefully he shows up to some Comic-Con or a Star Wars Celebration, I think I’d enjoy meeting him. I’d like to check out a few of his other roles so if you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments. (If you are posting comments for the first time and it doesn’t appear, I have to approve all comments from new users.)