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The star, who plays Luke Skywalker, slipped while climbing a rocky island just off the coast of south west Ireland, during shooting for ‘The Force Awakens’ last year.

The Times reports that the 63-year-old was almost “a goner”, after he lost his footing on the rocks of Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near County Kerry.

The treacherous island has claimed the lives of two tourists in recent years, but Mark was saved from becoming the third casualty by a guide from the Irish Office of Public Works, who caught him as he fell while climbing the steps up to the ruins of a monastery.

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