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Jack Purvis (I) (1937–1997)


Jack Purvis was born on July 13, 1937 in London, England. He is known for his work on Time Bandits (1981), Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) and Brazil (1985). He was married to Marjie Purvis. He died on November 21, 1997 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Time Bandits Wally
(1981)
(1977)
Brazil Dr. Chapman
(1985)

Filmography

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 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series)
Golg
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Golg
 1989 Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet (Video short) ('Stay' & 'Little Girls')
 1989 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (TV Series)
Dufflepud Leader / Dufflepud
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 3 (1989) ... Dufflepud
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 2 (1989) ... Dufflepud Leader
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 1 (1989) ... Dufflepud Leader
 1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Jeremy / Gustavus
 1988 Willow
Nelwyn Band Member (uncredited)
 1986 Labyrinth
Goblin Corps
 1986 Mona Lisa
Brighton Busker
 1985 Brazil
Dr. Chapman
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Additional Performer
 1982 Ivanhoe (TV Movie)
Jester (uncredited)
 1981 The Goodies (TV Series)
Dwarf
- Special: Snow White 2 (1981) ... Dwarf (as Jackie Purves)
 1981 Time Bandits
Wally
 1980 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Chief Ugnaught
 1980 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Boxer on the Television
- The Outrageously Expensive Not The Nine O'Clock News (1980) ... Boxer on the Television (uncredited)
 1978 Wombling Free
Great Uncle Bulgaria
 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope
Chief Jawa
 1966 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (TV Movie)
Bashful (as Jackie Purvis)
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Alternate Names:

The Mini Tones | Jackie Purves | Jackie Purvis

Height:

4' 1" (1.24 m)
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Trivia:

His death and that of David Rappaport were the main reasons why Terry Gilliam decided to shelve the intended sequel to Time Bandits (1981) as their characters were two of the most heavily featured in the film. See more »

Trademark:

Was often cast by Terry Gilliam

Star Sign:

Cancer

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