Mark Hamill to be honoured at Oscar Wilde Awards

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2017 15:20 IST

Mark Hamill to be honoured at Oscar Wilde Awards .

Washington DC [USA], October 26 (ANI): 'Star Wars' Mark Hamill will be honoured at the Annual Oscar Wilde Awards .

Hamill, who returns as Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', will be saluted at the 13th annual event at Abrams' Bad Robot in Santa Monica, one night before the Oscars, reports The Hollywood Reporter .

Trina Vargo, founder of the US-Ireland Alliance, the nonprofit organisation that organises the Oscar Wilde Awards, announced the actor as the first 2018 honoree .

"With Luke Skywalker to feature prominently in the Rian Johnson-directed 'The Last Jedi', Mark has spent a good deal of time filming in Ireland," Vargo said in a statement . "It seems especially appropriate that we honour him in 2018 ."

Hamill, who is 'pleased be a part of this', said, "I attended the Oscar Wilde Awards when my dear friend Carrie Fisher was a recipient ."

"Now it's my honour to be recognised by the US-Ireland Alliance in the same way . I find it meaningful because Ireland has always had a very special place in my heart, both personally and professionally . I know Trina Vargo's work with artists and scholars, and I'm so pleased to be a part this," he added .

'Star War' actresses, the late Carrie Fisher and Daisy Ridley were awarded with the honourable award in 2015 and 2016, respectively . (ANI)