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Mark Hamill to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The 66-year-old actor is best known for starring as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the popular sci-fi 'Star Wars' saga.


Mark Hamill attends AARP's 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on 5 February 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Picture: AFP.

LOS ANGELES - Star Wars legend Mark Hamill will be receiving his Hollywood Walk of Fame star next month with George Lucas and Harrison Ford joining.

The 66-year-old actor is best known for starring as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the popular sci-fi Star Wars saga but has also lent his voice to The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, as well as starring in a number of TV and film roles.

Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said in a statement: "Star Wars fans will be over the moon at hearing their idol Mark Hamill is going to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are proud to add this extraordinary actor on our historic Walk of Fame."

Hamill will be joined by Star Wars creator Lucas and his co-star Ford - who played fan favourite smuggler Han Solo - at the ceremony on 8 March.

Ford is one of the few cast members who has already received the honour, which he got back in 2003.

Tragically, the late Carrie Fisher - who portrayed the iconic Princess Leia in the original trilogy - died without ever receiving the honour and will not be eligible for a posthumous star until she has been gone for at least five years.

All three of the original cast members have reprised their roles in the latest trilogy with Han being killed off in the 2015 The Force Awakens and then Luke dying in last year's The Last Jedi.

Carrie sadly passed away in 2016 before filming for the ninth movie - which is set to be helmed by JJ Abrams - began.

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