Mark Hamill Speaks about his life and career at Cambridge University

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Mark Hamill recently spoke to students at Cambridge University about acting, his early life, Star Wars, and a number of other topics.  The Cambridge Union has posted highlights of the session which features Mark at his typical humorous and honest best.


The highlights in the video feature stories from Hamill about his early life, auditioning for and winning the part of Luke in Star Wars, and the experience of finding out that the adventures of Luke Skywalker would continue on in the form of a Sequel trilogy.


The Cambridge Union intends to post the full session in a few weeks.  But, Hamill’s great ability to tell a story mixed with insights into his experiences on Star Wars that some may have not heard before make this a interesting interview even if pieces are missing.





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17 thoughts on “Mark Hamill Speaks about his life and career at Cambridge University

  • March 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I doesn’t look like we’re going to get any real Star wars news for the next couple of weeks / months. ( Rogue one or Episode 8 ) So I think it’s time to catch up on my reading. See ya all around Comic con / Star wars celebration time.

  • March 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    What a great human being Mark Hamill is. I love his impression of Harrison Ford — spot on.

    • March 3, 2016 at 1:18 am

      FR, it’s super accurate.

  • March 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    This sounds like a good interview, the only problem is the “interviewer’s” biggest contribution is a sporadic deep breathe or goofy teenage laugh into the microphone. Would’ve been better off turning his mic off and letting Mark do the talking on his own soundtrack.

    • March 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      God, his inane laughter while Mark speaks is really distracting.

    • March 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Dude, these were snippets of a huge interview. They used only the best parts of Mark talking. The interviewer probably said a lot more than what we see here.

  • March 2, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    He’s my hero.

  • March 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    He’s such a great guy! Always enjoy his interviews!

  • March 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Mark is a treasure and while I heard these stories before, he is a great story teller and I really want to hear the entire lecture. I can’t wait to see him as Luke again and I’m so happy that he will be a big part of promotion this time. 🙂

    I agree that they couldn’t choose worse person to lead the interview. His laughter was grating.

  • March 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Is it just me or did anyone else have a problem with the audio. On my end it sounds like he’s speaking through a pillow.

    • March 3, 2016 at 1:12 am

      It’s just you.

      • March 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

        I know now. I forgot that I turned the volume down on my laptop

  • March 2, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    The man is a national treasure.

  • March 3, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Amiable (āˈmē-ə-bəl)
    Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
    Mr Mark Hamill.

  • March 3, 2016 at 1:11 am

    He is so hilarious and charming! A worthy successor to Yoda in the ST.

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:49 am

    OMG, that moderator’s laugh was so painfully bad. And so distracting. Can we cut his mic?

  • March 4, 2016 at 1:46 am

    The way they edited this made it seem like lots and lots of time has passed by while he just rambles. Kind of funny.

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