Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 cast: Finale’s cameos explored

After months of waiting, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has finally arrived, continuing the story of the titular Jedi a decade after we last saw him in Revenge of the Sith.

As the series has progressed, the show’s main cast has been established, with Ewan McGregor leading the way as the main star alongside a young Princess Leia.

With each new chapter, the main cast has been joined by a host of recurring characters and guest stars and the finale is no different as Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 features some huge cameos.

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi*

Obi-Wan Kenobi | Official Trailer | Disney+



Obi-Wan Kenobi | Official Trailer | Disney+





Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 recap [spoilers]

Episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.

Following on from the events of Part V, Obi-Wan and the survivors of the Path network race to escape from the pursuing Vader who is determined to destroy his former master.

In order to buy the survivors and Princess Leia time to escape, Obi-Wan lures Vader away, leading to a jaw-dropping confrontation between the former master and apprentice.

Vader is left licking his wounds after the duel while Obi-Wan heads back to Tatooine as young Luke finds himself in danger as Reva has managed to track him down.

Thankfully, Reva is unable to kill the innocent child as Darth Vader would have done and after returning Luke to Owen and Beru, Obi-Wan allows her to depart.

Episode 6 ends with Obi-Wan venturing back into the Tatooine desert where he encounters an old ally, his former master.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 cast

As Obi-Wan Kenobi has reached its finale with episode 6, the cast has been well established but the episode still manages to throw up a few surprise cameos.

Appearing in the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 are:

Main and recurring cast

  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Vivien Lyra Blair as Princess Leia Organa
  • Moses Ingram as Reva/Third Sister
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr as Roken
  • Kumail Nanjiani as Haja Estree
  • Marisé Álvarez as Nyche
  • Maya Erskine as Sully
  • Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa
  • Rupert Friend as Grand Inquisitor
  • James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader
  • Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker

Guest stars and new arrivals

  • Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
  • Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars
  • Grant Feely as Luke Skywalker
  • Simone Kessell as Breha Organa
  • Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine
  • Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Hossein Mardani as Dardin Shull
  • Heath McGough as Foreman Groff Ditcher
  • Crispian Belfrage as Devastator Captain
  • Indie DesRoches as Corran
  • Ayaamii Sledge as Young Reva
  • Aiden Arnold as Jedi Youngling
  • Jonathan Ho as Jedi Youngling
  • Oliver Ho as Jedi Youngling
  • Yonas Kibreab as Jedi Youngling
  • Mila Lanin as Jedi Youngling
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Cast spotlight

Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars

We begin our episode 6 cast rundown with Joel Edgerton who returns to the role of Owen Lars after first appearing as the character in Attack of the Clones.

On top of sassing Obi-Wan in the new Kenobi series, the Australian actor has had a hugely successful career in his own right, appearing in over 80 roles with notable appearances in The Great Gatsby, The Gift, Red Sparrow, 2011’s The Thing, The Green Knight, Zero Dark Thirty as well as the series The Secret Life of Us and Prime Video’s The Underground Railroad

Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars

Fellow Australian Bonnie Piesse also made her first appearance as Beru in Attack of the Clones but is given her best time to shine in episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

A talented singer as well as an actress, Bonnie’s acting credits include Love Eterne, Sundays, Last Man Standing, Horace & Tina and the short film My Husband’s Jump.

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Grant Feely as Luke Skywalker

Grant Feely has appeared briefly throughout Obi-Wan Kenobi so far, with episode 6 giving the young actor his first real chance to shine.

Aside from his foray into Star Wars, Grant’s only other roles have come in the series Creepshow and in a music video for Stephen DeFrancesco’s song In the End.

Simone Kessell as Breha Organa

New Zealand-born Simone Kessell was always bound to be a perfect fit in Star Wars thanks to sharing her name with a planet in the galaxy far, far away.

She appears as Leia’s adoptive mother, Breha, a role she did not play in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith.

Instead, the actress has starred in almost 60 roles throughout her career with appearances in Our Flag Means Death, Reckoning, Of Kings and Prophets, Wonderland, Frost/Nixon, San Andreas as well as the 2017 film Outlaws.

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Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine

Ian McDiarmid is one of the longest-running cast members in Star Wars after first appearing as the sinister Emperor Palpatine in 1983’s Return of the Jedi (before being added into The Empire Strikes Back post-release).

Aside from his many appearances across Star Wars, the actor has also appeared in Britannia, The Lost City of Z, Utopia, 37 Days and City of Vice in recent years.

Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn

Irish actor Liam Neeson joined the Star Wars family alongside Ewan McGregor in The Phantom Menace and reprised his role as Qui-Gon very briefly in the animated Clone Wars series.

On top of his cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Neeson is best known for appearing in a host of big-name projects from the Taken trilogy, The Lego Movie, The Grey, Batman Begins, Gangs of New York, Love Actually and Schindler’s List for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

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Hossein Mardani as Dardin Shull

And finally, we end with two minor characters in episode 6, the first is Dardin Shull who is played by Hossein Mardani.

The actor has appeared in several big-name shows in recent years including American Crime Story, The L Word: Generation Q, Deadline and CBS drama NCIS.

Heath McGough as Foreman Groff Ditcher

Dardin shares a scene with Heath McGough’s Groff Ditcher who also has a brief appearance in episode 1 during while Obi-Wan is working on the meat harvesting line.

Heath has 40 credits to his name with notable appearances in Miracle Workers, The Detour, The Last Ship and 2017 film Rosewood.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is available to stream now after releasing on Disney+ on Friday, May 27th, 2022.

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