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Paul Grant (actor)

Paul Grant was a British actor and stuntman.

Paul Grant (3 February 1967 – 20 March 2023)[a] was a British actor and stuntman.[1][2]

Paul Grant
Paul Grant pic.jpg
Born(1967-02-03)3 February 1967
Died (aged 56)[a]
London, England
Occupation(s)Actor, stuntman
Years active
  • 1983-1988
  • 2001
Height1.32 m (4 ft 4 in)


Grant's career started at age 16, in 1983, when he played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi. Due to Dwarfism, Grant's adult height was 4ft 4in (1.32m).[3] In Labyrinth, he played a member of the Goblin Corps and was a stunt double for the actor portraying the character Hoggle.[1][2] As a stunt double, Grant appeared in Legend and Willow.[1][2] After a few minor roles in the 1980s, Grant stopped acting, but briefly came back to the film industry in 2001, when he had an uncredited role as a goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.[1][2]


Prior to his death, Grant revealed that he had struggled with drug and alcohol problems.[4][5]

Grant collapsed outside St Pancras railway station in London, England on 16 March 2023 and was taken to a hospital.[1][2] He was pronounced dead on 20 March 2023, but had been declared brain dead four days prior.[1][2] He was 56.[6] He was survived by his girlfriend, two daughters, a son, stepchildren, and grandchildren.[1][2]


Return of the JediEwok1983
Legendstunt double1985
LabyrinthGoblin corps/stunt double1986
The Dead1st young gentleman1987
Willowstunt double1988
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneGoblin2001


  1. ^ a b He was declared brain dead on 16 March 2023 and was pronounced dead on 20 March 2023.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Badshah, Nadeem (20 March 2023). "Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Paul Grant dies aged 56". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Stolworthy, Jacob (20 March 2023). "Paul Grant death: Star Wars actor dies aged 56 after collapsing outside King's Cross station". The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Paul Grant". IMDb. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  4. ^ Glaze, Ben; Cardy, Phil (19 July 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars Ewok dwarf actor caught on camera snorting cocaine and necking out-of-date booze".
  5. ^ Medlicott, Jenny (21 March 2023). ""I need to stop doing this": Star Wars actor Paul Grant opens up on drink and drug battle in final interview".
  6. ^ Tinoco, Armando (20 March 2023). "Paul Grant Dies: 'Star Wars' & 'Harry Potter' Actor Was 56". Deadline. Retrieved 20 March 2023.

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