Mike Quinn

Our final guest is an absolute rebel! 
From The Return of the Jedi to The Rise of Skywalker, Lando’s co-pilot and top Sullustan Starfighter pilot Nien Nunb is expertly brought to life by puppeteering legend and all round nice guy Mike Quinn, and he’s staying all weekend….

Mike is currently enjoying four decades in the entertainment industry as Puppeteer, Creature Performer, Animator, Actor, Producer, Writer and Director.

At 16 years of age, Mike was chosen and mentored by Jim Henson to work as a Muppet Performer on many Muppet film and television projects, including The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, Dreamchild, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island and the more recent Muppet films, The Muppets and its follow-up Muppets Most Wanted. He also assisted Kermit and friends on the recent ABC series The Muppets for prime-time television and multiple live Muppet performances at the Hollywood Bowl in California and the 02 Arena in London.

Possibly his most famous role is the character Nien Nunb, the co-pilot next to Lando Calrissian, of the Millennium Falcon, who flew into and blew up the second Death Star in Star Wars Return Of The Jedi. Furthermore, in Jedi he assisted performing Yoda with Frank Oz and many other creatures. Now considered an official Star Wars Legacy character, fan favourite Nien Nunb can also be seen in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise Of Skywalker and The Rise of The Resistance ride and Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Other feature films and shows include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Little Shop Of Horrors, How To Get Ahead In Advertising and the hit Jim Carrey series Kidding.

Wishing to straddle the analogue and digital worlds, Mike became a CG character animator for Pixar on A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 and at ILM Lucasfilm to animate dinosaurs in Jurassic Park 3 and creatures in Star Wars Attack Of The Clones.

When not working for the Muppets and others, Mike keeps busy with his production company QuinnZone Studios where he is developing projects for film, television, games and the web. He also recently launched the world’s first fully comprehensive online training academy for Film and TV hand puppetry at www.secretsofpuppetry.com and is writing his autobiography titled “Talk To The Hand”. 
He currently splits his time between his country of birth, the UK and California.

Many thanks to Lianne at Alliance Agents for working with us to bring Mike to SFS.

Autographs £30 Selfies £20 or a combo for £40
Professional Photoshoots £30

The guest reserves the right to cancel any appearance at any time due to work commitments.

Please note the new start time of 11am both days and finish time of 4pm Sunday.

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