Alan Austen - The Star Wars Interview with Bernd Lorenz
Alan Austen began his acting career in 1979. He appeared in many films as a supporting artiste, including notably as one of the Stormtroopers responsible for placing Han Solo in the carbon-freezing chamber in The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
BL: "Thank you Alan for your time for this Interview and the fans. Alan, you played in one of the biggest SiFi movies of all time, Star Wars (The Empire Strikes Back). Can you tell us how you got cast for Star Wars?"
AA: "I was cast through Central Castings, the organisation that supplied supporting artists to films being shot at the major London film studios. My booking was on a daily basis. I was the correct size to fit into a Stormtrooper costume."
12th July 2017