Actor and dialect coach Andrew Jack, best known for his role of Major Caluan Ematt in Star Wars, died of COVID-19 at 76 in England on Tuesday (March 31). He is survived by his wife
Jack starred as Major Ematt in “Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens”. He had a voice role in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, the “Star Wars” spin-off prequel.
As a dialect coach in Hollywood, Jack worked on high-profile projects such as “Men in Black: International”, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Thor: Ragnarok” and two of the Avengers movies.
He also worked with Hollywood star Christian Bale on his voice for “Batman Begins” (2008) and was going to work with Robert Pattinson on “The Batman”, the DC film to be directed by Matt Reeves.
Jack’s wife Gabrielle Rogers, who too is a dialect coach, shared a note about the actor on social media. “Andrew Jack was diagnosed with coronavirus 2 days ago. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his family were all with him,” she wrote.
(With agency inputs)