Jeremy Bulloch's Retirement Announcement

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Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to stop attending conventions and hang up the Fett helmet. It has not been an easy decision to make. In 1979 I was called onto the set of Empire Strikes Back to play Boba Fett, and since that day it has changed the entire direction of my life in such a wonderful way. It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to inspire so many generations of Star Wars fans. I have had over 20 years of travelling with my wife Maureen to some amazing countries and have met so many wonderful fans. Thank you all so much and we will miss you all.

‘May the Force be with you always’



Jeremy will still be taking part in send-in signing if fans still need items signed for their collections. Please send any requests to [UPDATE: No longer signing as of April 2020.]

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World Tour

We’ve followed Jeremy’s official convention stops for over 20 years and have them all in a calendar here on BFFC. Take a look and, if you use your free BFFC account, you can save which ones you’ve attended to see Jeremy for your memory bank or to share with friends and family.


Jeremy has done countless interviews over the years. At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we did a thorough video interview with him all about his memories and experiences being Boba Fett:

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  1. Toby Reeve says:

    An honour to have met you when I had the chance last weekend. A memory I will always cherish.

    Many thanks for everything you have done for us fans!

  2. Gary Parker says:

    So glad I had the pleasure of meeting my hero, lifetime ambition, enjoy your well earned retirement Jeremy …Thank you

  3. Martin Simmons says:

    I have had the pleasure of meeting you on several occasions over the years and every time was a delight. You have given so much to your fans you deserve a long and happy retirement. You will be sorely missed on the con circuit and I wish you all the best for the future.

  4. Stuart Sampson says:

    You were the very first Star Wars autograph I ever received! You gave me the bug! Years later we met again in Torquay at a photoshoot where you came back as we missed the photoshoot as I kept getting stopped for photos (I was Darth Vader). You took the time out to come back for me. And then my friend (the Stormtrooper) got his lege Slave One ship signed by yourself. A true legend and a gentleman. Thank you for making the memories. Enjoy your retirement, Jeremy. May the force be with you, Always

  5. Paul Autuori says:

    Thank you Jeremy for being the ambassador to Star Wars you have been for so long. I am thankful to have met you at Celebration last year. You have made a lasting impression on me and many fans!!! Enjoy your retirement. May the Force be with You!

  6. Claudia says:

    Mr Bulloch,
    it was always a pleasure to meet and chat with you. I will forever remember the lovely talk we had about your home and home cooked meals when we were having dinner in Speyer. you wre always so supportive of the fans and you were always a perfect gentleman.
    Enjoy your retirement, you have more than earned it.
    May the Force always be with you.

    Best wishes

  7. Dez Richardson says:

    Truly a shame but Mr Bulloch has definitely earned a long and comfortable retirement.

    Like Mr Prowse before him, the con scene won’t be the same without Mr Bulloch and it was always a privilege to speak to him and receive his beautiful sculpted autograph.

    Mr Bulloch thank for the time you gave us and hopefully you and your family will enjoy the greater time you can now have together.

  8. Stuart says:

    Wishing you a very happy retirement. Thank you so much for playimg your part in the Star Wars universe as well a giving your time to the fans at the conventions. You were a true gentleman and I know you were genuinely appreciative of the fans. My partner and I have had the pleasure of meeting you on a fee occasions which we were both thrilled each time we meet you. You will be greatly missed and you are a genuine legend who has given a great deal of pleasure to many people. All the best to you and your wife.

  9. Jeff Sheppard says:

    It was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful wife. Your kindness and generosity is an inspiration. I will always remember our last meeting. The rare occasion to share a flight from Atlanta to Washington DC. You and your wife were so kind to listen to my ramblings before the flight, and I can say I helped Boba Fett gather his luggage at the turn table. ?. Thank you for your generosity Sir.

  10. Sadriel_Fett says:

    Glad I got to see him before he retired. One of the nicest entertainers I’ve ever met. Very class act.

  11. Caron Phillips says:

    Enjoy your retirement Mr Bulloch, it was a pleasure to met you a few years ago , your are a true gentleman, and you have have been a credit to your industry and to your fans , thank you . ?

  12. Simon Phipps says:

    They say to never meet your heroes but you prove that wrong. Kind, gracious & generous. In 1980, I got your action figure. Never thought 36yrs later I’d meet you (and your lovely wife), let alone while my wife and I were in Mandalorian armour. Thank you. May the Force Be With You, Always

  13. Dear Jeremy

    As president of TeeKay-421 from Belgium, it has been a true honor to meet you several times. Your kindness was a blessing to fans.

  14. Ray says:

    Dear Jeremy,

    it was always a pleasure meeting you and always took your time for a very nice and kind chat with your fans.

    Many thanks for everything and MTFBWY

    Dutch DT

  15. JAKe says:

    A pleasure, as always to see you both at the weekend! The convention circuit won’t be the same without you! Enjoy your well earned retirement and you know where I am if you ever need anything.
    Your friend, always
    JAKe @jakedetonator

  16. Tyrene says:

    Getting an autograph / Photo with you is a must do for me at every Celebration, just so that I can meet you and enjoy our tiny moments of conversation. Anytime if you drop by in Singapore, do contact our garrison and it would be our honour to help in whatever way we can.
    Much love,
    Tyrene -BH80666
    501st Singapore Garrison

  17. Marcus Leigh says:

    A true gentleman. It was a pleasure to meet you and you took time with all of your fans. Thank you Jeremy!

  18. Kristen Jones says:

    Always been lovely to chat to you and i have many great memories of the various events you were at that i attended as part of the Uk Garrison when i was in it. I distinctly remember the time we met in the bar at Fedcon and you were most happy to see some fellow brits there haha. Enjoy your retirement.

  19. Ady says:

    Such a gent. It was a pleasure to meet you Jeremy and your wife. I will treasure the Autograph’s and Photograph’s I have from you Boba. You are my Favourite charecter from Star Wars.
    Have a long and happy retirement with your lovelly wife buddy.

  20. Francois Régis says:

    Thank you sir for the memories of meeting you four times in Montreal and Quebec (Canada) conventions i never talked about star wars to you but we talked about your involvement in the James Bond movies I couldn’t attend meeting you last year in montreal comiccon cuz i was at the hospital cuz i would have liked to met you again. Thank you Sir you are a wonderful person to meet and talk you will be missed a lot

  21. Hearing that Jeremy has decided to retire from the convention circuit is sad, but I personally would like to thank for all the encouragement and love he and his wife have shown the fans during the many years attending events worldwide.

    Having had a photo shoot with him last weekend at LFCC in his armour was a very special moment for me.

    Now with the announcement of his retirement, it has made that day even more memorable, and something I shall never forget.

    Now with the announcement of his retirement, it has made that day even more memorable, and something I shall never forget.

    In a strange way it is very fitting that as one of the characters from Star Wars, and a fellow Brit that he inspired me not only to create and wear my own armour, but to also along with a long time friend, to start the the Vok’Chi, the UK clan of the MMCC.

    May you have a long and happy retirement Jeremy with Maureen.

  22. Dr.Abbey says:

    Arigato Matane.Japan loves you and Maureen.

  23. Rene van der Does says:

    In a way sad to read this news about Jeremy Bulloch’s retirement but very thankful for all the kindness he and his wife showed whenever I did meet him at various conventions in the past, the most recent was last December when he signed my HJC Boba Fett motorcycle helmet. I wish him all the best!

  24. Michael says:

    You are the reason I started making my mandalorian armour kit! You are probably the best character in the Star Wars universe (and my favourite by far in the Extended Universe)

  25. Grit Liebike says:

    Thank you for everything. May Herne protect you, “Edward of Wickham”… :-)

  26. James Buck says:

    Dear Jeremy…..I am a long time Star Wars fan……I live in Texas…………I have not been to a comic con event before……..I have missed any chance to meet you personally…..I really wanted to buy a photo from you…..I always comment on your posts when I see them appear on my facebook…..people are sharing information about your retirement……you definitely deserve a good retirement… have made countless friends and fans happy… being one….I would still like to support you……and to buy a photo from you…..or I can send in a photo for you to sign if possible…..if you please could provide me information on how to purchase a photo from you with you price… personal Best Wishes to you ….your fan,….James Buck…………..MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU…………

  27. Kevin Shackett Jr. says:

    Dear Mr. Bulloch, Hi, how’s it going with you? I’m fine myself. I am writing to you to say “Thank you” for the autograph and for spending time to chat. I heard that you’re retiring from attending conventions. I just want you to know It’s been an honor and a privilege seeing and meeting you at the conventions. Also remember those brochures I gave to you as a gift to “Cape Cod” and “Martha’s Vineyard” to show my gratitude to you. Thank you for everything and you’re a fine gentleman. Sincerely, Kevin Shackett Jr. of Cape Cod, MA.

  28. Mike says:

    I saw rotj when I was in 2nd grade prob in the theatre I remember dueling some kid that was dressed up as Luke.. I was Vader if course.. anyways this was way before being star struck and people goin all crazy for celebs and autographs… but I remember looking up ur name on the credits and thinking ok.. Jeremy Bulloch.. fave actos as of now lol. People would b like who? Jeremy bulloch what u don’t know Star Wars!! Lol. Anyways I’m decking out my Star Wars pinball Into. Boba Fett slave one version. I’m gonna get into the dark underbelly of fett and his gang of criminals.. spice dealing.. slavery.. hacking:. Murder for hire.. whatever someone wants to pay.. all the good gangster stuff people prob think fett does on his spare time or something lol. Intergalactic trap king.

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