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Star Wars legends among celebs at Birmingham memorabilia show

ICONIC stars from TV and film including Britt Ekland and Star Wars legend Warwick Davis were out in force at Birmingham’s Spring Memorabilia show yesterday.
The two-day event attracted top showbiz names as well as thousands of diehard sci-fi fans who flocked to the NEC to bag autographs and photographs of their favourite celebrities.
Some even donned wacky costumes, with Imperial Stormtroopers, Ghostbusters, Spiderman and even Harry Potter making an appearance.
Dwarf Warwick, who played Ewok Wicket in the third Star Wars movie, revealed that he would be putting Jedi down as his religion when he filled in his census form last night.
“I haven’t filled it in yet, but I will put Jedi in the religion section,” he said. “Why not? It’s recognised as a religion now.”
Warwick has starred in a host of big-budget movies including the Harry Potter films, Willow and The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy.
Warwick Davis.
Next, he starts filming new comedy show Life is Too Short with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant in a few weeks.
He plays a satirical version of himself and it will be screened on BBC2 towards the end of the year.
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp will have a cameo role in the series and other big names are also lined up to star.

“I basically play myself but with a much bigger ego,” said Warwick. “I have wanted to work with Ricky for a while and I also starred in Extras. When I told him of my idea he was really keen on it.
“He took the idea to the BBC and they loved it. I’m really excited about it, although comedy is one of the hardest genres to do.
“It’s great to have Johnny on board. There are others in it, too, but I’m not allowed to say who.”
Larger-than-life actor Brian Blessed was due to be at the event but pulled out after his wife was taken ill.
Sue Hodge and Richard Gibson from Allo Allo.
Elsewhere, the stars from wartime comedy ’Allo ’Allo! were reunited for the event.
Richard Gibson who played Herr Otto Flick, said it was great fun to be back together again.
“We always have a laugh when we are reunited,” he said.
The star added that he’d love Arnold Schwarznegger to play him if there was ever a remake of the series.
“He’d be great as Herr Flick. He’s got the accent. There was a Dutch remake not long ago, which was good. But it would be interesting if there was a new British version.”

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