The 'force' with Mark Hamill at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day

US actor Mark Hamill gestures as he attends the St Patrick's day parade, in Dublin, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
A man dressed as St. Patrick poses for a selfie as the St Patrick's day parade makes its way down O'Connell street in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
US actor Mark Hamill gestures as he attends the St Patrick's day parade, in Dublin, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
US actor Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou York attend the St Patrick's day parade, in Dublin, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

LONDON — Mark Hamill has tweeted that "today the whole galaxy is Irish" as he appeared as international guest of honor at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade.

The "Star Wars" actor, whose great-grandmother was born in Ireland, was invited to represent the Irish diaspora at the celebration. Hamill spent time on Ireland's rocky Skellig Michael island filming the most recent "Star Wars" movie, "The Last Jedi."

Hamill sported a tweed cap, a green scarf and a shamrock sprig as he attended the parade, which sees floats, colorfully clad performers and marching bands wind their way through the Irish capital.

"Game of Thrones" actor Liam Cunningham was the grand marshal of Saturday's parade, attended by Irish President Michael D. Higgins.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is at New York's St. Patrick's Day parade.

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