Nick Gillard

(Stunt Coordinator/Sword Master - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) *Appearing Courtesy of Galactic Productions

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Nick Gillard


Movie stunt man, coordinator and famously The Swordsmaster, Nick Gillard is best known now as the stunt coordinator for the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He had a minor role in Revenge of the Sith as Jedi Master Cin Drallig (his name spelled backwards, although he is uncredited with this in the Episode III credits) and was Mark Hamill's first choice as his stunt double for Return of the Jedi. Among his movie credits are Star Wars, Sleepy Hollow, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

As Kit Fisto's lightsaber hilt was a personal favorite of Nick Gillard, Cin Drallig's lightsaber hilt bears a resemblance to Fisto's. Based on behind the scenes materials, his lightsaber blade was originally to be rotoscoped in yellow. However, George Lucas would only allow either blue or green as the color of any regular Jedi's lightsaber blade, with the exception of Samuel L. Jackson's violet lightsaber blade he used as Mace Windu. Lucas would go no further with other colors. With no choice, Nick Gillard chose green instead, however in a promotional image, see the image of Cin Drallig, he is shown with a blue lightsaber.

He also claims to be able to speak (and understand) Droidspeak.