1976, Elstree studios in north London there was a small science fiction film being made. That film was called Star Wars. Elstree 1976 is the story of some of the people who were in the film.
Some famous and some not so. They all have their story to tell but will you recognise them without their mask or helmet on?
In 1976, during the hottest summer on record, Star Wars was filmed in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden in masks and helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later. ELSTREE 1976 is their story.
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