Interview By Ali Blackdiamond
The well loved English actor Dave Prowse, who achieved iconic status for his role as the legendary Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, was awarded the ‘Spirit Of Hammer’ Golden God at last night’s ceremony(Monday 16th June) in London at the IndigO2 Arena.
Dave is also very well known amongst most British adults of a certain age for his ‘Green Cross Code’ adverts, where he played the superhero figure, the Green Cross Code Man, teaching road safety to children, between 1975 and 1990. Dave was awarded an MBE for his services in 2000.
Blackdiamond caught up with Dave at the awards ceremony last night where he spoke of his thoughts on his work and receiving this award:
“People used to come up to me and ask what this film was that I was doing. I said it was a load of rubbish (laughs). Little did I know that it was going to be such a huge phenomenon.”
On the Green Cross Code Man, David told me:
“It was the greatest job I’ve ever had. We actually halved the road accident figures in Great Britain.”
To hear the chat in full, tune into the audio player below: