Ben Bailey Smith, better known to some as the stand-up Doc Brown, has moved elegantly from the comedy spotlight to a place in the Star Wars universe with his role in Andor.
Ben Bailey Smith likes to make people laugh. The actor and comedian’s alias, Doc Brown, has become a household name in the U.K., rapping humorous verses that are as witty as they are thoughtful. Bailey Smith — or Brown, rather — was picked to perform at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. “I’m no royalist,” he says, “but I can look back and say that I did it. And, if I’m honest, when I got the call,I thought they had made a mistake.” He laughs, and adds:“I came on after Rod Stewart and before Diana Ross!”
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