Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Hamill

Mark Hamill will go from Star Wars to Star on Hollywood Boulevard very soon.
Mark Hamill will go from Star Wars to Star on Hollywood Boulevard very soon.

Mark Hamill, who rose to fame as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8.

Hamill will receive the 2630th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the ceremony taking placein front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Star Wars creator George Lucas and Hamill's co-star Harrison Ford will help emcee with Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

"'Star Wars' fans will be over the moon that 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," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, in a statement.

Hamill is also known for his voice work, especially as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series in the '90s, reprising the role in the Arkham Asylum video games and animated film Batman: The Killing Joke.

Australian Associated Press