Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Mark Hamill named as global guest of honour for St. Patrick's Festival

Actor Mark Hamill poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles California U.S Mark Hamill poses with his new Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Theresa Hayes | 13 March, 2018, 18:46

Ford praised Hamill by calling him "a master of his own life" and "a quiet, sincere, honest person".The Indiana Jones hero also made a point of solemnly mentioning the absence of Carrie Fisher, who passed away at the end of 2016 from cardiac arrest.

However, for the first time, 2018 will see the appointment of an International Guest of Honour.

However, a Luke Skywalker prequel movie would need to star someone younger than Sebastian Stan, so what younger actor would Hamill wish to play a young version of himself?

Hamill, famous for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, will be the festival's first worldwide guest of honour and will watch the parade from the Presidential stand.

The role is presented to individuals from the world of business, arts or media, with a "special connection or significant affinity to Ireland".

After all, one of the most iconic and charming moments of the original trilogy was when Yoda trained Skywalker in Dagobah, paving the way for him to become a powerful enough Jedi to defeat Darth Vader.

It is wonderful news that Mark Hamill will be the inaugural International Guest of Honour for this year's St Patrick's Festival. "Many of these have a special connection with Ireland and we want to celebrate and recognise this", she explained.

"Since filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens in County Kerry, Mark has been a great ambassador for Ireland and it is awesome to have someone of such universal - even galactic - acclaim in this new honorary role". Here's a breakdown of the digital video services where you can get Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what it costs, and what extras might be included.

The force will be with revellers at the forthcoming St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, with Mark Hamill, the Star Wars actor, set to attend as an global guest of honour. The actor's great-grandmother Elizabeth Keating was born in Kilkenny in 1873, and left Ireland for America when she was a teenager.

Johnson explained that this cut of the film will exemplify William's emotional score, "It's incredible because you really see the nuance that he rides the emotion of the scenes with and just being able to focus on that music".