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May 4th has arrived and with it is Star Wars Day, as fans around the world celebrate the much-loved franchise. Almost 50 years since the first movie released and debates continue on which movies and characters are the very best. And now a new UK poll has revealed Britain’s favourites.

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Showcase Cinemas have polled 2000 Brits and found that almost a quarter voted Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as their favourite Star Wars movie of the main nine.

While a similar percentage polled in favour of Harrison Ford’s smuggler Han Solo as the best character.

Interestingly, the Top 10 favourite characters featured no sequel trilogy leads, with both Rey and Finn falling short of the Top 10 on just 4 and 3 per cent of the vote.

Here are both lists for the UK’s favourite Star Wars movies and characters:

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empire strikes back poster and han soloThe Empire Strikes Back and Han Solo are the UK's favourite Star Wars movie and character (Image: LUCASFILM/GETTY)

Britain’s favourite Star Wars movies

1. The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) – 23%
2. Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) – 18%
3. A New Hope (Episode IV) – 16%
4. The Force Awakens (Episode VII) – 9.3%
5. The Phantom Menace (Episode I) – 9.1%
6. Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) – 7.2%
7. The Last Jedi (Episode VIII) – 7%
8. The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX) – 6%
9. Attack of the Clones (Episode II) – 5%

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