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Declan Mulholland


Well known for his personality roles in various films and tv group of the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, he’s perhaps greatest remembered for his work in the 1975 feature The Property THAT POINT Forgot (as Olson) and in the tv screen series Doctor Who (because the continuing heroes Till and Clark). He produced his screen performing debut within the 1962 Alec Guinness starrer Damn the Defiant! Also a theatre performer, he made an appearance in productions in the Royal Shakespeare Organization as well as the Royal Courtroom Theater. He portrayed Jabba the Hutt inside a erased scene from your traditional 1977 film Celebrity Wars. He and his four siblings had been born and elevated in Belfast, North Ireland. He passed away all of a sudden in his middle-60s. He made an appearance with John Cleese within the 1981 movie Period Bandits.

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Full Name Declan Mulholland
Date Of Birth December 6, 1932
Died June 29, 1999, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Northern Ireland
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality Northern Irish
Movies War of the Buttons, Time Bandits, Joseph Andrews, The Land That Time Forgot, Great Catherine, H.M.S. Defiant
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Found dead on a train. Was identified by Michael Sheard at the police mortuary.
2His wardrobe from Time Bandits is similar, if not identical to the one he wore as a stand-in for Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars Episode IV.
3A very brief clip of the "Han meets Jabba" scene from "Star Wars" as originally shot, with Mulholland as Jabba, was shown in the TV special, "From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga" in 1983, around the time of the original release of "Return of the Jedi".
4Perhaps Declan Mulholland's most famous role will be one that never was. Declan was the original Jabba The Hutt stand-in for the movie Star Wars. The scene was to have a "stop-motion" character overlay him, but budget constraints forced George Lucas to cut the scene altogether, that is until recently. As part of the re-release of the Star Wars Trilogy, this scene has been re-inserted into the film. However, you won't be able to see Declan, since Lucasfilm now had the funds to complete the production, inserting a Return Of The Jedi style Jabba The Hutt, over his character, once again.



As You Like It1963TV MovieSecond Lord
Mystery Submarine1963Duty chief
Damn the Defiant!1962Morrison
The Pig's Family1997ShortTim
Father Ted1996TV SeriesShouting Priest
Casualty1987-1995TV SeriesMac / O'Grady
The Run of the Country1995Farmer
War of the Buttons1994Priest
Screen Two1994TV SeriesDuffy
Lovejoy1993TV SeriesCouncil Workman
The Princess and the Cobbler1993Brigand (voice)
4 Play1991TV SeriesOld Man
The Brittas Empire1991TV SeriesBoilerman Barnes
The Bill1989-1990TV SeriesRaymond Kellow
The Rainbow Thief1990Pug
The Tall Guy1989Rubberface Doorman
Rockliffe's Babies1987TV SeriesPat
John Silver's Return to Treasure Island1986TV Mini-SeriesCook
Dodger, Bonzo and the Rest1986TV SeriesRemoval man
Late Starter1985TV SeriesHarry
One by One1985TV SeriesMr. Joice
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle1985TV SeriesOne-Eye Mordekye
Much Ado About Nothing1984TV MovieMember of Watch
Time Bandits19813rd Robber
Private Schulz1981TV SeriesHarry
Oppenheimer1980TV Mini-SeriesF.B.I. Agent
Love in a Cold Climate1980TV Mini-SeriesChubb Fuddler
Shoestring1980TV SeriesMan on Cassette
Play for Today1980TV SeriesLorry driver
Hawk the Slayer1980Sped
High Rise Donkey1980Crook
Premiere1979TV Mini-SeriesBarman
Quatermass1979TV Mini-SeriesSecurity Guard
Bloomers1979TV SeriesO'Shaughnessy
Doctor Who1972-1978TV SeriesTill Clark
The Losers1978TV SeriesEx-Wrestler
BBC2 Play of the Week1978TV SeriesBarman / William Gurney
Born and Bred1978TV SeriesPat
The Onedin Line1971-1978TV SeriesMr. Simpson / Land Agent
Rogue Male1977TV MovieCook
A Roof Over My Head1977TV SeriesNed
The Sound of Laughter1977TV SeriesCharles Leek
Double Exposure1977Kidnapper Joe
Joseph Andrews1977Resurrectionist
Dickens of London1976TV Mini-SeriesHuge Man
Angels1976TV Series1st Man
Dixon of Dock Green1966-1976TV SeriesBert Kelly / Padraic Browne / Connolly
Hogg's Back1975TV SeriesO'Casey
Churchill's People1975TV SeriesAugustus Hicky
Brannigan1975Neighbour (uncredited)
The Land That Time Forgot1974Olson
Sex Through the Ages19742nd Jailer
BBC Play of the Month1973TV Series
Theatre of Blood1973Meths Drinker
Armchair Theatre1971-1972TV SeriesProtestant Man / Prison officer
Thirty-Minute Theatre1972TV SeriesCon
The Ruling Class1972Poacher
Please Sir!1972TV SeriesFlann
The Snow Goose1971TV Movie
Z Cars1967-1971TV SeriesFlanagan / Jack / Mike Murphy
Dear Mother... ...Love Albert1971TV SeriesMurphy
Millionen nach Maß1970TV Mini-Series
Mogul1970TV SeriesFireman
ITV Playhouse1969TV SeriesMonto
Guns in the Heather1969Retchick
The Wednesday Play1965-1969TV SeriesPig
The Borderers1969TV SeriesBlackett
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1969TV SeriesRetchick
Great Catherine1968Count Tokhtamysh
The Jazz Age1968TV SeriesFarmer
The Charge of the Light Brigade1968Farrier
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia1968Storyteller' aide (uncredited)
Dr. Finlay's Casebook1968TV SeriesTaffy Jones
The Revenue Men1967TV SeriesBarney McQuarry
Mr. Aitch1967TV Series
The Avengers1967TV SeriesSaunders
The Three Musketeers1966TV Mini-SeriesHarbour Master
King of the River1966TV SeriesSam
The Big Spender1965TV SeriesO'Neill
The Midnight Men1964TV SeriesCafe proprietor
Theatre 6251964TV Series
First Night1964TV SeriesA Sergeant
Festival1964TV SeriesTout
Espionage1964TV SeriesThe Lout
BBC Sunday-Night Play1961-1963TV Mini-SeriesBlacksmith / Makarov's Assistant



Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977stand in: Jabba - uncredited



From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga1983TV Movie documentaryJabba The Hutt (uncredited)

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Hello Sailor!: Making the Sea Devils2008Video documentary shortHickman (uncredited)
The Humans of Tara2007Video documentary shortTill

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