Harrison Ford honors Carrie Fisher at Mark Hamill's Walk of Fame induction

Mark Hamill gives advice to young girl afraid to wear 'Star Wars' shirt to school

Mark Hamill, who once memorably posed with a packet of Tayto crisps and then a packet of King to balance things out when he felt he's upset certain people, will be the first International Guest of Honour at the St Patrick's Day Festival in Dublin. "We're looking forward to welcoming him back "home" to celebrate our national holiday and St. Patrick's Festival with us".

And it's just now we're finding out the man has a "double-link" to Ireland!

A range of events will be held from Thursday to Monday, as part of the St Patrick's Festival. With this year's special guest, we will have an extra bit of magic for this wonderful showcase for an Irish welcome.

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Mark Hamill's time with Star Wars might be done, but there's no shortage of storytelling opportunities with Luke Skywalker.

The Director and The Jedi is an upcoming documentary about the making of the film, directed by Anthony Wonke, who was also in attendance.

"The Director and the Jedi" is being shown to audiences at South By Southwest, although fans who can't attend the film festival won't have much longer to wait as the documentary is going to be included as a special feature for the movie's Blu-Ray release. We in Tourism Ireland are extremely grateful to Mark for his wonderful comments about the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland.

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Brace yourself, Mark. Star Wars fans will be watching this on repeat in the following weeks and years to come. These are Mark's great-great-grandparents. We've already got Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters soon so it seems like only a matter of time before Luke Skywalker finds his way back on the big screen.

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