James Vee (born 3 February 1959) is a Scottish actor, puppeteer and stunt performer. He is best known for playing a number of Doctor Who monsters and aliens including Bannakaffalatta in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned, as well as the Graske in the Doctor Who spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures. He is also well known as the actor for R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, replacing the late Kenny Baker, who died in 2016.
Vee at Comic Con, Newcastle in 2016
|Height||1.12 m (3 ft 8 in)|
Vee was original auditioned for R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although filming clashed with Pan at the time and Vee was not used. In November 2015, he was cast as Artoo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, succeeding Kenny Baker before his death in August 2016.
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Goblin||Uncredited|
|2007||Skins: Secret Party||Digger||Short film|
|2017||Dark Ascension||Evil Dwarf|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi||R2-D2|
|Solo: A Star Wars Story||Creature and droid puppeteer|
|2001||Weirdsister College||Gargoyle||Episode: "The Gargoyle"|
|2005–14||Doctor Who||Moxx of Balhoon
|Episodes: "The End of the World"|
"Aliens of London"
"Attack of the Graske"
"Voyage of the Damned"
"Music of the Spheres"
|2007–10||The Sarah Jane Adventures||Slitheen (multiple)
Krislok the Graske
|Episodes: Revenge of the Slitheen|
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
The Lost Boy
The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
"From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love"
Death of the Doctor
|2017||Trust Me||Mr. Kennedy||Episode #1.3|
- Lyons, Beverley (11 December 2015). "Scots actor Jimmy Vee hotly tipped to join Star Wars cast.. but admits he doesn't even know a light saber". Daily Record. Glasgow, Scotland: Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- "Midlands MCM Expo - Sept '08 - Part 6 - Jimmy Vee 1 - YouTube". Retrieved 8 April 2016.
- McEwan, Cameron K. (16 November 2016). "Doctor Who actor Jimmy Vee is the new R2-D2 in Star Wars Episode 8". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- Lawson, Nicola (13 August 2016). "Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies". The Guardian. London, England: The Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2 April 2018.