Mark Hamill as Luke Slywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Via St Patrick’s Festival:
This year, for the very first time, St. Patrick’s Festival appoints an International Guest of Honour. Mark Hamill, star of the stage and screen, and known for his Star Wars role of Luke Skywalker, will be welcomed back to our shores as the inaugural International Guest of Honour.
The new honourary role of International Guest of Honour has been created to celebrate the achievements of an individual from the worlds of business, the arts, or the media, who has a special connection or significant affinity with Ireland.
The role will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate their relationship with and contribution to our country. While here Mark will be a special guest in the Presidential stand to view the National Festival Parade on March 17th.
After being bombarded by The Last Jedi marketing campaign and done over the course of a few lunchtime breaks last September – I thought it would be a fun idea to see about having Dublin as part of a Star Wars Universe.
So, inspired by the work of Jakub Rozalski, I used mostly war-torn landscapes of Dublin in the early 20th Century. Made for the perfect backdrop.