R2D2 actor Kenny Baker poses at his home in Preston with a light sabre for the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope

May the fourth be with you: A look back at the life of Preston's own R2-D2 Kenny Baker on Star Wars Day

May 4 has become synonymous with Star Wars Day, and to celebrate we thought we'd take a look back at our very own Kenny Baker.

By Iain Lynn
Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 2:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 2:30 pm

Kenny, formerly of Ashton, Preston, famously appeared in films like The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus and Labyrinth, but it was his role as R2-D2 in Star Wars that made him a household name.

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