When A New Hope was made in 1977, many British actors, such as Denis Lawson, portrayed x-wing pilots and others in the film. However, they seem to have all been dubbed by American actors. Did George Lucas or anyone else working on the original film give a reason for doing this?

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    it was common in the OT to use British actors/voices for imperials and American accents for rebels simply for the 'refined' aspect, I believe it's actually a tvtrope, evil brit: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvilBrit also look at: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/112449/… Jul 12, 2017 at 21:25
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    Possible duplicate of Is it true that most imperial officers have British accents? Jul 12, 2017 at 21:28
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    What proof do you have they were dubbed, rather than the actor adopting the accent themselves?
    – Skooba
    Jul 13, 2017 at 18:18
  • I'm with @Skooba. Given the ADR technology at the time, I'd think any looped dialog would be more obvious. It seems like at least the Gold and Red squadron members who get the most screen time don't seem to be dubbed. Also the production audio would have been made on a sound stage so there wouldn't be many likely technical reasons to loop it. Jul 13, 2017 at 21:16
  • Wedge was Dubbed, they have proof of that Mar 11, 2018 at 15:03


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