Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Green Cross Man


I met David Prowse at a show back in the 90s. He was nice and talked about training Christopher Reeve as Superman. He also talked about the two times he played the Frankenstein monster for Hammer Films. He signed his picture, though, as "Dave Prowse IS Darth Vader." In England, though, and without makeup, he might still be best known by many as the Green Cross Man, a role he played in PSAs for some time. Here's a print version of one with the character drawn too look like David.

2 comments:

Kid said...

I've never met him, but I'm perfectly prepared to believe he's a nice man. However, he seems to suffer from the delusion that he could have voiced Dart Vader (as well as filling out the suit) and even played Superman instead of Christopher Reeve. H'm, nah, Dave.

Steven Thompson said...

I have to admit I did get that exact impression from his talk that day. In fact, if I recall, he seemed to imply (if not state flat out) that promises had been made to that effect. Still, he doesn't exude that bitterness and was still quite a nice man. Met another celeb that day whom I had always liked but haven't liked as much once I met him. No names.