"I had those moments on Rogue One with the kids, but I don’t think anything can top that first day on set on The Force Awakens entertaining the cast and crew. For me that’s what Star Wars is all about, and to be in that environment knowing that there are a certain few, if not everyone, who get it, who still get those goose bumps from time to time has to be the best feeling in the world."
―Dee Tails, on Star Wars[src]
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Dee Tails is a British actor who worked as a creature and droid performer for Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, and portrayed Cratinus in the film. He also portrayed K-OHN in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Slowen Lo in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi alongside his puppeteer work. In 2018, he portrayed Quay Tolsite in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"I love Cratinus and K-OHN it’s hard to say which I love more, but if it wasn’t for my performance as Cratinus I doubt if I would’ve even have been seen for the L-1 droid let alone have Neal vouch for me. I have to say I love them both, these two Star Wars films have been beyond my dreams coming true and I have to take them as the individual moments they are and truly be grateful."
―Dee Tails[src]

Dee Tails as Cratinus

Dee Tails was born on December 6, 1976 in London, England.[1] Having had a successful career in music,[4] Tails eventually began to pursue acting roles.[5]

In 2015, Tails portrayed Cratinus in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[5] He was originally set to play one of the Hassk triplets, but those roles went to other actors. Neal Scanlan, the creature effects supervisor for the film, reassigned Tails to be Prashee's brother Cratinus. During filming, Tails and Tom Bell, who was playing Prashee, stayed at their table in order to appear in the background throughout the recording shoots.[2]

Based on his work as Cratinus, Neal Scanlan vouched for Tails' talent, and in 2016, got him a role as the droid K-OHN[2] in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[6] Though his costume was changed several times, he learned to adapt to his new masks by improvising with other actors on set.[2] In 2017, Tails physically portrayed the character Slowen Lo in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi,[7] with Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing the voice work.[8] In 2018, Tails was cast as Quay Tolsite in Solo: A Star Wars Story.[3]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Star Wars[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Other notes
2015 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Cratinus Creature and droid puppeteer[2]
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story K-OHN[2]
2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Slowen Lo Creature and droid puppeteer[7]
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Quay Tolsite[3]

Other[edit | edit source]

Year[6] Title[6] Role[6] Other notes[6]
2018 The Round Table Dee Tails
2015 Art Ache Squid
2015 Jekyll & Hyde The Harbinger Television[9]
2013 Captain Phillips UKMTO Operator
2009 Barry Brown Jules
2005 Batman Begins Gotham City Police Officer

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 All Music - Dee Tails. All Music Database. All Music. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved on June 27, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Pellegrom, Dennis (February 2017). Dee Tails (K-OHN). Star Wars Interviews. Star Wars interviews. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved on December 9, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Solo: A Star Wars Story credits
  4. Balls, David (2009-04-13). Whatever happened to... MN8?. Digital Spy. Archived from the original on February 3, 2017. Retrieved on June 27, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 TwitterLogo.svg Dee Tails (@deetails) on Twitter: "Twin Ubdurian Brothers Prashee & Cratinus aka Tom Bell & Dee Tails" (screenshot)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 IMDb favicon.png Dee Tails at the Internet Movie Database (backup link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 TwitterLogo.svg Dee Tails (@deetails) on Twitter: "I can now confirm, that I do indeed play this fantastic character called SLOWEN LO in The Last Jedi." (screenshot)
  8. Slowen Lo Bibliography (Polish). Biblioteka Ossus. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018.
  9. Robinson, Dom (2015-10-25). Jekyll and Hyde Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review. DVD Fever. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017.
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