Portrait of John

John "Dak" Morton

Beyond the galaxy, John “Dak” Morton was featured in epic films like A Bridge Too Far, Superman II, and Flash Gordon, and in the BBC television series Oppenheimer. A veteran performer, he appeared on London’s West End stage and New York’s Off-Off Broadway as an actor and musician. As a lighting and sound technician affiliated with London’s White Light Electrics, he worked on such classic productions as The Rocky Horror Show, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby and plays by celebrated playwright David Hare. Among his own published work is his Backstory In Blue: Ellington At Newport ’56, a behind-the-scenes look at a legendary moment in American cultural history.

  • First Star Wars Memory
    Hearing about filming A New Hope in Tunisia from Anthony "These-are-not-the-droids-we're-looking-for" Forrest on the set of A Bridge Too Far in September 1976.
  • Favorite Film
    The Empire Strikes Back
  • Favorite Character
  • Favorite Scene
    “For my ally is the Force.”
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