Tom is a British born actor who graduated from drama school in 2005. After several years of working as an actor in theater he started specialising in movement, motion capture and creature puppetry. He has spent the last couple of years as one of the core creature performers on Star Wars, helping bring to life a menagerie of weird and wonderful monsters and aliens in a galaxy far, far away.

He also has a good working relationship with another part of Lucasfilm. At Industrial Light + Magic he was the primary motion capture performer on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Tom’s journey into puppetry began at the National Theatre where he played Joey the Warhorse. He is also a qualified Animal Flow instructor and works extensively as a reference performer/puppeteer for the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

His Star Wars career started with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. With his collegue Derek Arnold (who was our guest in 2017) he performed the Luggabeast. He also performed the droid B-U4D (Buford) and Sarco Plank. His following movie was Rogue One – A Star Wars Story in which he played Ponda Baba, still in possession of both of his arms. He also performed Bor Gullet, once again alongside Derek Arnold.

Next up was Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. He played characters several among which Edmo Ectacle, Bargwill Tomder and the Thala Siren, from which Luke Skywalker receives his daily dose of milk. For Solo – A Star Wars Story he was the facial puppeteer of the character known as Silvasu Fi. And what the future holds… who knows!

Tom Wilton will be answering questions of visitors and taking part in a signing session at Echo Base Con.

Autograph price: 20 euro
Selfie: 20 euro
Beckett Witness Certification: 10 euro

 

Tom Wilton
Ponda Baba in Rogue One
Tom Wilton
Thala Siren in The Last Jedi
Tom Wilton
Luggabeast in The Force Awakens

 

 

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