Hamill joins the dark side at the Empire

Published: 25th July 2014

Hamill joins the dark side at the Empire

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill took some time out from the production of Episode VII of the blockbuster saga to check out another sci-fi film, Guardians of the Galaxy, at its UK premiere on Thursday.

Hamill, dressed all in black - just as he was as Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy - arrived at the aptly-named Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square with his wife Marilou York, who was also all in black with a sequinned dress, tights and ankle boots.

Hamill, sporting a beard, has got Star Wars fans talking after it was announced he will be playing an older Luke Skywalker in the new movie.

The facial hair certainly gives him that older Jedi look in the mould of Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor, who both played Obi Wan Kenobi.

Hamill told reporters it is his understanding that co-star Harrison Ford is recovering well in the US after suffering a leg injury on set recently, and he said it was great to be acting on the old sets again as they bring back so many great memories for him.

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