THE Tyne Valley may not seem like the go-to place for Hollywood actors, but sci-fi fans are in for a treat later this month.

The Movie Prop Warehouse in Prudhoe, run by John Page, will host Trevor Butterfield, who has appeared in Indiana Jones, Flash Gordon and played around six roles in the original Star Wars trilogy.

John, who founded the Movie Prop Warehouse in 2009, has plans to hold other celebrity events throughout 2019.

He said: “These events all started as a common question we get asked by customers which is, ‘what famous people do you know?’

“It isn’t really in our interest to get to know actors as we acquire most of our items from people behind the scenes rather than in front of camera, but I could see that it is the people in front of camera that excite people.

“We decided to hold these events as a sort of next step to what we currently do – selling screen used props and costumes – and actually meeting the people who wore and used these iconic items.”

Trevor’s Star Wars characters included Lieutenant Boult who flew the Millennium Falcon with pilot Lando, Bossk the bounty hunter and the alien Giran who throws Luke Skywalker against a wall.

He went on to be senior effects technician for some of the biggest movies ever made including the Harry Potter films, working with the likes of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Ridley Scott.

The event on January 26 at the Movie Prop Warehouse, at Low Prudhoe, will be hosted by TV presenter Andy Oliver, who will interview Trevor about his career in film.

Some of Prudhoe Community High School’s media students are putting together a series of clips and video montages of Trevor’s work to play throughout the interview, including a rare deleted sequence for one of Trevor’s characters.

After the interview Trevor will be holding an audience Q&A session and signing autographs and local photography firm LovePhoto will be taking photos on the night.

John added: “I wanted to hold the events locally as nothing like this ever really happens on a local scale – the obvious choice for location would have been Newcastle.

“I’m glad that we have managed to incorporate so many local interests like the High School and LovePhoto as it really does act as a showcase for Prudhoe.”