Thanks very much - I had always rather doubted this was actually Tom Mannion, giving the photos I have seen of him.
Where did you get the information his role ended up on the cutting room floor? I have no doubt it did, mind you, but would be interested to learn more about his role that was cut. Given your last name, I imagine you know more about the background.
I hope you could let other sites, like the Star Wars wikia (Wookieepedia) and IMDb know this, as otherwise the incorrect info will continue to circulate. This site is just a small drop in the ocean, y'know.