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Colin Higgins

Colin Higgins was a British actor famous for many appearances on British television. In 1977 Higgins was cast as Wedge Antilles in Star Wars and appears in the role for one scene only. The reason for this is that Higgins was fired after a day of filming because he was having difficulty recalling his lines. He was replaced by Dennis Lawson, who went on to have great success in the role, whilst Higgins' performance went uncredited as 'Rebel Pilot'. For many years he was known by fans as 'Fake Wedge' until a retcon finally gave his character a unique name and backstory, that of Colonel Takbright. He died in December, 2012.


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Born:
Movie/TV Credits:
2
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars 1977-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007-12-20
Known For
Filmography
Movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Elixir Sniffing Customer 2007-12-20
Movie Star Wars Rebel Pilot, Col. Takbright (uncredited) 1977-05-25