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My Lord, there are so many uncharted settlements. It could be smugglers, it could be…

– Admiral Ozzel, The Empire Strikes Back

Today we remember Michael Sheard at his birthday (died 31 August 2005)

Michael Sheard was born in Scotland, UK and played Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back. His birth name was Donald Marriot Perkins and his stage surname “Sheard” is his mother’s maiden name.

Admiral Kendal Ozzel is the Imperial Navy officer in command in the beginning of Battle of Hoth. He is telekinetically executed by Darth Vader.