Appearance Dates & Vouchers
Please use the schedule button in order to find out when exactly Hayden Christensen will be doing his Autograph, Photographs & Sessions
4th March - Saturday
5th March - Sunday
Hayden Christensen will be at MEFCC across two days, please check the schedule before your visit to plan ahead
Autographs: AED 470
Photographs: AED 490
If you haven't purchased a VIP ticket to MEFCC, you will need to purchase an Autograph and/or Photograph Voucher at the Meet the Stars zone which is located inside MEFCC. This is in addition to your standard ticket and is only available for sale at the venue on the day of the event before an Autograph or Photograph session begins.
Find out everything you need to know about Hayden!
- When it came time to cast an adult Anakin Skywalker in the Prequels, we all know it went to Hayden. The casting director reviewed about 1,500 other candidates before George Lucas selected him.
- Those scenes of Darth Vader you see at the end of Revenge of the Sith? That was all Hayden. He actually got the costume department to make him the suit, enabling him to match David Prowse’s height with boot extensions.
- Hayden Was Nominated For A Golden Globe For His Role In 'Life As A House'.
- His favorite scenes that he filmed in Star Wars were with Ian McDiarmid, who played the role of Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious.
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove. Hayden set out to become an actor when a chance encounter at the age of eight placed him in his first commercial, for Pringles. When he was thirteen, he had starring roles in several dramatic television series.
His biggest break was a major part in the Fox Family Network's Higher Ground (2000). On the series, Hayden showed off his acting talent as a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother, and turns to drugs in despair. Later, he appeared in the television movie Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000), where he co-starred with his friend Jonathan Jackson. Hayden also had a role in the film The Virgin Suicides (1999).
On May 12, 2000, it was announced that Christensen would star as Anakin Skywalker in the prequels Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). The star was chosen by director George Lucas because he felt that Hayden had raw talent and good chemistry with actress Natalie Portman. Lucas stunned the movie world by picking the then-unknown actor after he had turned down such big names as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonathan Jackson, as well as 400 other candidates.
His role as the troubled, misunderstood teenager Sam Monroe in Irwin Winkler's Life as a House (2001) won him 'Breakthrough Performance of the Year' from the National Board of Review. The film also placed him as a nominee for 'Best Supporting Actor' at both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Hayden then starred in Shattered Glass (2003), quoted by some of the real Stephen Glass' colleagues as giving an eerie and uncanny portrayal.
Since his Star Wars days, Hayden has headlined several action films, including Jumper (2008) and Takers (2010).
When not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his family (such as big brother Tove), hanging out with his friends, and exploring other hobbies such as the blues, jazz and piano.