"If you've got a part where you're walking around with lights flashing on your head, you can't really fail, can you?"
―John Hollis[src]

John Hollis (November 12, 1927October 18, 2005) was a British actor who played Lobot in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. He played the unnamed villain (assumed to be Ernst Stavro Blofeld) in the pre-title sequence of the Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981) and a Kryptonian elder in Superman and Superman II. He is also known to science fiction fans for his appearance as Sondergaard in the Doctor Who serial The Mutants (1972).


  1. The John Hollis with a birth date of 12 November 1927 refers to a John Digby Hollis who died in November 2005 in the Nottinghamshire district. The actor John Hollis was born Bertie Wyn Hollis in 1927. If you do a Family Tree Search on Ancestry with that name, it'll give his date of death as 18 October 2005. Furthermore, he has two death records on Ancestry & Find My Past (one as John, the other Bertie Wyn).


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