Skip to main content

North London student wins “priceless” Star Wars autograph book

star wars autograph book

  • Carly Owen, from Ladbroke Grove, won the unique prize, signed by the iconic stars of the film franchise, in a prize draw that raised over £12,000 for charity
  • Neil Ellis, from Elstree, Hertfordshire, spent a year collecting the signatures into one book, including Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher,

A student from Ladbroke Grove, London, has won a unique autograph book, signed by the cast and crew of the iconic Star Wars films. The book, crammed with over 180 signatures, was won in a prize draw for the national disability charity, Sense, raising £12,247 to support people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs.

29 year old, Carly Owen, who works part-time as a barmaid and is studying to become a veterinary surgeon, was one of over 1700 people that entered the prize draw to win the unique book.  Her name was picked out at random by Marcos Sanjurjo, a service user at TouchBase South East, a Sense day-service in Barnet.

The prize draw was organised by Star Wars fan Neil Ellis, from Elstree, Hertfordshire, who began collecting the autographs whilst working in the costume and props department at Lucasfilm for the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens.

On finding out the news, Carly said:
“I can't believe it! I never win anything, and I actually found out I had won on my birthday!

Carly explains how she ended up entering the draw:
“I'm a collector of vintage toys and as I was on eBay looking at R2-D2s, I came across a Kenny Baker signature (actor that portrayed R2D2 in Star Wars). I was tempted to bid but it was a few hundred pounds so I decided not to. That same evening I received a Just Giving email about the prize draw, to be drawn the day after my birthday, so I thought... It's a sign! I went for it and I am so happy that I did!

Neil Ellis said:
“This is a truly amazing, priceless, prize and I’m so pleased a genuine fan has won it, and we managed to raise so much for a great charity. My friends and family think it’s great, but wonder why I didn’t compile two, so I could keep one for myself!”

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.




Popular posts from this blog

Did Paul Freeman Accidentally Eat A Fly In Raiders of the Lost Ark?

The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene.  Did It Really Happen? I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in  Raiders of the Lost Ark ?  It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark.  Did a fly go in his mouth? I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming.  I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack. Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with  and settled 'flygate:' This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of th

Star Wars VII Movie Poster - Every End Is A New Beginning

Star Wars VII Movie Poster Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook fee d.  The poster is by  Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman.  I am loving this.  Who do you think the two characters are?  Lando and Leia?  Han and Leia's children? Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters?  Let me know. Rob Wainfur @welshslider

Explaining That "Weird" Cut In Poltergeist. Read The Missing Scene

Why Is There A Strange Cut In The 1982 Horror Classic, Poltergeist? If you're a fan of the 1982 Horror classic, Poltergeist then you will be very familiar with that "weird" cut in the movie.  It's 32 minutes and 47 seconds in to the movie and the scene is where Diane is explaining the strange phenomenon that is happening in the kitchen.  First, she shows to Steve a chair scraping across the floor all on its own then she does the same with Carol Anne.  Steve leans up against the kitchen wall and is completely shocked at what just happened.  It's at this point Diane starts to explain the sensation of being pulled and then...A very abrupt cut.  One moment we are listening to Diane and suddenly it cuts to Diane and Steve at their next door neighbours door.  Why the sudden cut?  It's on the VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray and even the streaming versions.  Why does this awful and weird cut exist in the movie, Poltergeist?  Watch the clip below to see the cut: Well, the ans