Peter Serafinowicz (July 10, 1972[1]) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian and writer. Serafinowicz was the first actor to provide the voice for Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, dubbing his voice over that of Ray Park for grunts and for each of the three lines that the character had in the film.[2] He also provided the voice for a Gungan scout and 2163 but wasn't credited for it in the film. Serafinowcz did initial recordings as Maul for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but was replaced by Sam Witwer, who had voiced the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.[3]

Serafinowicz is also known for portraying Shaun and Ed's roommate, Peter, in the British comedy Shaun of the Dead. Serafinowicz played Duane Benzie, Simon Pegg's girlfriend-stealing nemesis in the British series, Spaced, even reusing a version of Darth Maul's line, "At last we will have revenge." The role of Chef on South Park was passed to Serafinowicz at the last moments of Episode 1001 The Return of Chef. Chef took on the appearance of Darth Vader, complete with red spatula.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 This Week in Star Wars logo This Week! in Star Wars Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising Excerpt, the Sounds of Ben Burtt, and More! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. His lines were:
    • "Tatooine is sparsely populated. If the trace was correct, I will find them quickly, master."
    • "At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge."
    • "Yes, my master."
  3. YouTube Peter Serafinowicz Tells the Story of How He Was Cut Out as Darth Maul in Solo on the Collider Podcasts YouTube channel (backup link)

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