Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has given another exclusive interview about his time in Ireland during the filming of The Last Jedi.
Looking back his time on the Wild Atlantic Way, Hamill called the last film shoot ‘a great treat’ and said the cast were made to feel like they were at home.
Tourism Ireland today launched the final phase of its latest Star Wars campaign with Mark Hamill – aka Luke Skywalker – targeting fans of the science fiction franchise around the world.
Audiences everywhere have been transported to the Wild Atlantic Way in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was filmed in some of the most spectacular spots on Ireland’s western coastline, from the northern-most point in Donegal to the magnificent cliffs and headlands of counties Clare, Cork and Kerry.
It is hoped that Mark’s words will do wonders to promote tourism to Ireland in 2018 and beyond: “I would urge anyone planning a vacation to go to Ireland. You’ll never find another place like it … I wish we could have shot the entire film there,” he said.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Since its release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been breaking box office records everywhere. Tourism Ireland has been taking every opportunity to capitalise on the publicity around the film – and, in fact, our two previous Star Wars films, released in December, have been collectively viewed by 4 million people so far. Our aim is to help whet peoples’ appetites to come and visit the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland.”