Emotional meeting with Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker

'Mark Hamill was everything I ever imagined him to be and then some' as actor is reduced to tears during meeting with teen.

 Jamie meets Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in Donegal.

Jamie meets Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in Donegal.

They say never meet your heroes - but that couldn't be further from the truth for one brave cancer survivor teen from Northern Ireland who had breakfast with Luke Skywalker.

Jamie Harkin (17) from Londonderry was diagnosed in June 2011 with Hodgkins Lmphoma cancer and suffered a relapse in January 2013.

Having beaten the disease twice in five years, the 17-year-old has been seriously ill since January this year.

A Star Wars fan since he was three, the teenager dreamed of one day meeting his galactic heroes.

And he got the surprise of his life on Monday morning as Luke Skywalker himself joined him for breakfast at the Redcastle hotel in Donegal.

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity after Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver aka Luke Skywalker, Rey and Kylo Ren - instead of being in a galaxy far, far away were in Donegal to film the latest installment in the science-fiction epic.

The iconic Millennium Falcon also docked not far from Jamie's home at Malin Head in Co Donegal.

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