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Mark Hamill almost fell to death shooting Star Wars sequel on Irish mountain – report

Movie veteran MARK HAMILL had a close call last summer (14) after almost falling to his death while filming STAR WARS: EPISODE VII on an Irish mountainside, according to a U.K. report.
Sources tell Britain’s Sunday Times the 63 year old, who played the original Luke Skywalker in the sci-fi franchise, was shooting on a treacherous ridge on the remote island of Skellig Michael when he lost his footing and slipped.
Luckily, Hamill was saved by a quick-thinking tour guide from the Irish Office of Public Works, who leaped into action and pulled him back to safety.
Others haven’t been so lucky – two visitors died after falling from Skellig Michael in 2009.
Hamill has yet to comment on the incident, which reportedly took place just weeks after co-star Harrison Ford broke his leg in an accident onset in London.
Director J.J. Abrams also recently revealed he was secretly diagnosed with a fractured back bone after attempting to rescue Ford following his mishap on his character Han Solo’s spacecraft, the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens opens in December (15).

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