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The cast of Star Wars: Then and now

May the Force be with you!

Although the premiere of the brand new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is just around the corner, it still feels like yesterday that the original trilogy was in cinemas.

But one glance at the heroes of the film, the roguish Harrison Ford, the fiery Carrie Fisher and the dashing Mark Hamill, and we realise – yes, it really was quite a while ago!

To celebrate the release of the new film, and the beginning of another intergalactic movie empire, we’ve taken a look back at the stars of Star Wars then… and now!

Harrison Ford, although a little grey-er, is still as handsome as ever.

Princess Leia’s Carrie Fisher is still a striking woman.

Her in-film brother, Mark Hamill, AKA Luke Skywalker, looks pretty good.

The star of the prequels, Hayden Christensen, who played Leia and Luke’s dad, Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader), is still kicking around.

His on-screen wife and mother of Luke and Leia, Natalie Portman, who played Padme Amidala, has risen to new heights since her role.

Ewan McGregor still looks pretty dapper! The actor played Obi Wan Kenobi in the prequels.

Samuel L. Jackson played Mace Windu in the prequel films.

Liam Neeson has become a regular film fixture after appearing in the sequels as Jedi master Qui Gon Jinn.

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