The Scottish Sun, April 1998: Mimic Lewis MacLeod has swapped his impressions of soccer supremo Jim Farry (Secretary of the Scottish Football Association) for a staring role as a scary alien in the new Star Wars movies. The comic from BBC Radio Scotland's football show Off The Ball will do battle as a fearsome monster with Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson in the new trilogy. Lewis said last night "I appear as a loathsome, ugly character that everybody hates - which was really no different from playing the secretary of the SFA". "Originally I was called to do the voice of this new alien character, but while I was at Leavesden Studios in London, Lucas said he wanted to use my face. I thought he had another role in mind for me and had images of swinging a light sabre above my head. But then he told me he wanted to turn my mug into a huge, horrible alien". "So I play a new character called Sebulba, who is a clone of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Sebulba is completely computer generated, but the made him look exactly like me. He's big and he elongates into different shapes. He's a likeable baddie, but still a baddie". "My face was filmed at all angles with digital video cameras. They captured my mannerisms which the animators used to make the alien. So the thing moves it's eyebrows the same way I do and has the same expressions". The 6ft 3in former kids telly presenter landed the role after doing perfect send-ups of all the Star Wars characters. "I can do Darth Vader, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt and everyone who was in the films. I can even do all the spaceships. At the audition I just got in front of the microphone and ran through every one of the voices non-stop for five minutes". "At the end Lucas just looked at me and said you're the most bizarre man I've ever met.". He added: "But the film was great because I got to work closely with Lucas. He was excellent as he knows exactly what he wants. The security was incredible though. After I had filmed a scene a security guard was on hand to deliver the reels. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before. I think it's going to beat Titanic when it comes out and hopefully I'll end up being in all three of them".