Darth Vader to bring the Force to Cobram

June 30, 2017

International movie star Spencer Wilding will hit Cobram later next month to meet with and inspire students at Cobram Secondary College.

Currently enjoying a wave of fame after portraying Darth Vader in the hit 2016 Star Wars film Rogue One, Wilding has also appeared in a number of other high profile series and films, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Wrath of the Titans.

Students were informed of the Hollywood visitor at an assembly on Monday, with the actor recording a special message to be played.

The visit was prompted by a friend and current school staff member Anne-Marie, Wilding said.

‘‘She asked me if I’d come over and visit Australia and our school in Cobram, and I said why not?’’ he said.

‘‘I’d never been to Australia before and I’d love to come over there and visit all you guys in school — I’m really excited to come and see you soon.’’

Welsh actor and special creature performer Wilding will visit Cobram from July 26 to 28, meeting with students, speaking to Boost and Illuminate program students, as well as spending time with drama classes, the Advance class, Q&A sessions and attending a special ball on the Friday night.

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