‘Star Wars’ star Daisy Ridley to receive Oscar Wilde award

LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”star Daisy Ridley will be honoured with Oscar Wilde award on February 25 in Santa Monica.


The 23-year-old British actress, who has Irish ancestry, will reunite with her director JJ Abrams for the event.

Abrams, who serves as emcee of the event, shot the final scene of “The Force Awakens,” featuring Rey (Ridley) and (Luke Skywalker) Mark Hamill, on Skellig Michael island located off the west coast of Ireland.

The awards were created under the nonprofit US-Ireland Alliance, to recognise the contributions of the Irish and others in film and television industry.