The Star Wars saga has spread over 40 years and eight movies, meaning there has been a tremendous amount of actors who have auditioned for roles in the franchise – many of them becoming household names in their own right.

It’s a difficult thing, imagining different actors portraying the characters we’ve come to know and love. But, as with all jobs, there is a selection process, which means the actors that have become synonymous with the parts they played, were once just one candidate among many – all fighting for the same part.

Harrison Ford for example, was not first choice to play Han Solo and in fact, wasn’t originally in ...

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