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Norwich Duff, also credited as "Norwick Duff," is a British screen actor who has appeared in several major motion pictures and numerous British, Canadian, and American television series. His major film credits include Superman (1978), Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Short Circuit 2 (1988), while his television credits include Space: 1999 (1976), Evergreen (1985), Street Legal (1988, 1991), and The Strain (2015).

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Duff also landed a small part in George Lucas's 1980 blockbuster, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,[1] which today stands as the defining role of his career.[2] Playing Echo Base Rebel officer Jeroen Webb on the ice planet Hoth,[3] Duff appears fleetingly and without dialogue in the film's sequence in which actor Harrison Ford (Han Solo) departs the base atop a tauntaun mount in search of the missing Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), against the protests of base personnel.[1][3]

Duff's film credit in The Empire Strikes Back, along with four other actors, lists him only as one of several "Other Officers" in the Rebel Forces.[1] As such, this may create some ambiguity regarding which character Duff portrays in the film—indeed, among many Star Wars online fan sites, including Star Wars author Bob Vitas's now-defunct The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia, Duff is widely incorrectly credited as playing the role of Rebel officer Trey Callum,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] who, in fact, is played by stuntman Bob Anderson.[12][13][14] Duff's role as Jeroen Webb was officially confirmed by a Lucasfilm publication in the 2010 book The Making of The Empire Strikes Back.[3]

Duff's character, Jeroen Webb, was first provided a canon name and personal backstory through Decipher, Inc.'s 1996 Hoth Limited expansion set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.[15]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  2. IMDb favicon.png Norwich Duff at the Internet Movie Database
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, pg. 135. "[Gary] Kurtz watches as [Harrison] Ford rehearses with [Irvin] Kershner a scene in which Solo gives orders to a Rebel soldier (Ray Hassett was the deck officer; Norwich Duff played the second officer)."
  4. Bob Vitas: The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia - Version 12.0 (2010). The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia. Bob Vitas. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. "Norwich Duff This performer portrayed Trey Callum in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back."
  5. 0005_red. Dahoov's Autograph Collecting. starwarsautographcollecting.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2010. "Norwich Duff -Rebel Officer Trey Callum"
  6. Norwich Duff - Contact Details, Autographs, Fan Mail Address at StarTiger. StarTiger - The Autograph Community. startiger.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. "Actor-Star Wars Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back(Rebel Officer-Trey Callum)"
  7. Autograph Classic Trilogy. JMY'S PLANET DAGOBAH. planetdagobah.com. Archived from the original on November 15, 2017. "Norwich Duff Rebel Officer Trey Callum (ESB)"
  8. "karloff3": I Have a Bad Feeling About This. I Have a Bad Feeling About This. geocities.ws. "Norwich Duff … Trey Callum" Archived from the original.
  9. Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition). bfriend's DVD Collection. comcast.net. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. "Norwich Duff…Trey Callum (rebel officer)"
  10. The Empire Strikes Back: Old Memories. Skooldays. skooldays.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. "Trey Callum Norwich Duff"
  11. zerblatt.org: film (Norwegian). zerblatt.org. zerblatt.org. Archived from the original on December 17, 2005. "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) (1980) som «Trey Callum (rebel officer)»"
  12. Oldbury, Dave Louis: My Bob Anderson Starwars Autograph (2011-06-21). Star Wars Autograph Collecting. let-the-wookie-win.com. (backup link not available)
  13. Oldbury, Dave Louis: My Bob Anderson Starwars Autograph (2011-08-27). Star Wars Autograph Collecting. let-the-wookie-win.com. (backup link not available)
  14. Oldbury, Dave Louis: My Bob Anderson Starwars Autograph (2011-08-27). Star Wars Autograph Collecting. let-the-wookie-win.com. (backup link not available)
  15. Swccglogolg.png Star Wars Customizable Card GameHoth Limited (Card: Jeroen Webb) (backup link)

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