"...you stare at a Yoda puppet for 2 hours. I swear he winked at me at one point ... Yoda's line of 'Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try' is what made me determined to get a part on a Star Wars film. How ironic is it that I succeed, and end up staring him in the face?"
―Christian Simpson[src]

Christian Simpson (born January 31, 1973) is a British actor, writer, and composer.


Christian Simpson portrayed several characters including starfighter pilot Bravo Six, Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes, in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.[1][2] Simpson's likeness was reused for Sykes in the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies and the game Battle For Naboo.

Simpson served as Hayden Christensen's stand-in during the filming of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith,[3][4] as well as playing the actions of the female BD-3000 luxury droid.

In Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Simpson voiced aliens and stormtroopers,[5][6] as well as co-producing Nien Nunb's dialogue with Matthew Wood.[7][8]

Christian Simpson is the voice of Resistance X-Wing pilot C'ai Threnalli, whose appearances include LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Force Awakens.[9][10]

He also voices the member of Saw Gerrera's Rebels reclaiming Jedha Kyber crystals, as well as Death Star Imperials, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[11]

In Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker he co-scripted & directed Nien Nunb's dialogue, performed by Simpson's client and Nunb voice actor since 1983, Kipsang Rotich.[12]

In 2014 Simpson also became a contributor for StarWars.com.[13]


Notes and references[]

  1. StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Making Episode III: 31 Jan 2005 - 'The Force binds the galaxy together'" – The Fan to the Man, Christian Simpson's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original)
  2. Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection #62
  3. StarWars.com From Fandom to Phantom: Dominate Your Destiny, Yoda Quotes Can on StarWars.com (backup link)
  4. Christian Simpson Interview. starwarsinterviews1.blogspot.com. Star Wars Interviews. Archived from the original on July 11, 2019.
  5. StarWars.com From "Blast that X-Wing!" to "Traitor!": The voices of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. TwitterLogo.svg James Arnold Taylor (@JATactor) on Twitter: "Familiar voices are in that new movie! @MattLanter @cattaber @matthewood @MeredthSalenger @SamWitwer @DavidWCollins" (backup link)
  7. StarWars.com The Road to Rotich: Finding Nien Nunb, Part 1 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  8. Facebook icon.svg Christian Simpson (@christianjsimpson) on Facebook: Verified Page Post. (backup link not available)
  9. TwitterLogo.svg Christian Simpson (@chrisimpsonline) on Twitter (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  10. Facebook icon.svg Christian Simpson (@chrisimpsonline) on Facebook: A year ago today I recorded my part as X-Wing pilot C'ai Threnalli for LEGO Star Wars: #TheForceAwakens (though I couldn't tell you about it or they'd ship me to Abednedo) 🤐👽🚀 #MTFBWY!. (backup link)
  11. Facebook icon.svg Christian Simpson (@chrisimpsonline) on Facebook: A long time ago aged 7, I dreamt of being in A New Hope. I'm giddy to say that I'm now 10 minutes before it!. (backup link)
  12. Facebook icon.svg Christian Simpson (@chrisimpsonline) on Facebook: Wow Rise of Skywalker is everything you wanted. (backup link not available)
  13. StarWars.com Christian Simpson on StarWars.com (backup link)

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