The sad news has reached us that Andrew Jack has passed away due to COVID-19. Jack, was better known to Star Wars fans as Major Caluan Ematt in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
From Wookiepedia: –
Andrew Jack (born January 28, 1944) is an English dialect coach who has worked on more than 80 films since the 1980s. He worked on the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (2015), where he provided dialogue and accent coaching for actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, as well as several supporting actors with alien languages. He also had a brief acting role in the film as Caluan Ematt. He has worked with such actors as Robert Downey Jr. in the film Chaplin (1992), and Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye (1995) and other James Bond films. Jack also created the Middle-earth accents for the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and taught them to the cast, and designed and taught the accents for the Greeks and Trojans for the film Troy (2004).
The team here at Jedi News would like to pass on our condolences to his family at this sad time.