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...to Just The Best. This website is wholly fan-made and dedicated to actor, voiceactor, writer, and director Mark Hamill. It's the place for you to get news and thorough information on every aspect of his career. Your webmiss is Sienn, huge, huge fan since 1996. If you're curious about me, find some basic information here. You can also follow me on Twitter (@mhisjustthebest). Now, explore Mark and have fun!



September 17, 2017: GQ Video and Mark's visit to Germany


Hi Hamillites!

I hope you had a great week and a relaxing weekend. I have two goodies for you to finish it just right, too.

Finally GQ published the video to go with Mark's amazing photo shoot. Stunning visuals, great interview. Enjoy:



The past week, Mark was in Germany to promote STAR WARS Episode VIII. He visited the daily newspaper BILD at the Axel-Springer-Hochhaus for an interview, video below. The introduction and commentary is in German, but you can understand Mark clearly as he talks:



A fellow fan was nice enough to get me the BILD issue with Mark (thank you!!! <3), so as soon as I have it I can tell you more about whether there was anything more in there than was in the video above.

It appears he also was interviewed by two German YouTubers, but I have found no video to go with that yet. Will keep you posted.

I have something in store for the site next weekend in honor of Mark's birthday on September 25th. Until then, take care Hamillites and have a great week!

September 10, 2017: GQ Icon of the Year 2017 and Jamie Oliver


Hi Hamillites!

Have you heard it yet? Mark has been named GQ Icon of the Year 2017 and has received his award on September 5 at Tate Modern in London! Huge congratulations, Mark! <3 I'm so thrilled and happy for you. It's hugely deserved on so many levels. For Luke, for Joker, for so much more, but most of all for who you are! <3

So, Hamill fans, head on over to Getty Images for an awesome picture fix. And when you're there, they have a short video, too, of Mark arriving at the red carpet with Marilou and Chelsea.

Then watch his wonderful acceptance speech right here:



Now check out this 6-minute Mark interview by British GQ on the red carpet. Want more? No problem at all:





Here's another short one, with Mark at several places, so watch it through:



Also check out this amazing gif here. What can I say? He is marvelous!

For the occasion, he had a great photo shoot with GQ. Scratch that. An amazing photo shoot. Not too much of that online (yet?), but here's some gems to make you faint:

2 awesome shots at photographer Gavin Bond's website
Shot at David Thomas' Twitter
Mark on the GQ cover, courtesy David Thomas

Believe it or not, we are not done yet. Apparently Mark has shot with Jamie Oliver for Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast on September 7 in Southend. Now, as an avid hobby cook and baker, I'm over the roof with this and cannot wait to see this. If you check out Jamie Oliver's Instagram, it appears Mark's baking was quite successful. :D

Afterwards Mark was gracious enough to go out to waiting fans, doing selfies and videos and signing autographs. Here is some video footage:



I'm sure more footage will surface of that and I will hunt for it to get it to you here. What a wonderful week. :)

Enjoy all the goodies above and don't hesitate to let me know about what I have missed!

Until next week, Hamillites, with more Mark!

September 3, 2017: Family time


Hi Hamillites!

I'm off to visit my granny today, so I don't have time to work on the website. But I wanted to leave you your weekly Mark fix to enjoy, so here's some hilarious Hamill fun. Not brand-new, but awesome to watch:



Next weekend will be gloriously free, and I intend to spend it coding until my keyboard fumes to get you more Mark. See you then and take care!

August 27, 2017: NYCC and a gem of the past


Hi Hamillites!

I hope you had a splendid week. I promised a proper update for this Sunday and here I am.

First of all, if you are headed for New York Comic Con or are planning to, you can now purchase your ticket for the photo-op with Mark. All info is here. The website still doesn't list his final schedule besides the photo ops, though. But if you dig around a bit more, you'll find An Evening with Mark Hamill, on October 7, which sounds like an amazing experience. I am already so envious of everyone with the chance to go. If you can, do! And if you do, pretty please tell me about it. ;-)

Now, for that gem of the past: Did you know that in 1985, Mark hosted an episode of An American Portrait, honoring Dwight Vredenburg and his contribution to finding and bringing home missing children? I have a small section up about it now in Big Screen & Television. Unfortunately the picture is pretty blurry, as the quality of my video isn't very good. Still, wouldn't want to miss it. And I will be on the lookout for a better-quality copy online.

Have a great week everybody and I'll see you soon with more Mark!

August 20, 2017: Paperwork is evil


Hi Hamillites!

You know how that is, when something that should take all about thirty minutes ends up eating your whole weekend? Happened to me this weekend. I didn't want to go without a post, though, so I thought I'd point all of you who haven't seen it yet to the official Brigsby Bear website. Check it out and if you're in the US, find out whether you can see it where you are!

I promise I'll do what I can to have a proper update for you next week. Until then, Hamillites!

August 13, 2017: A small one today


Hi Hamillites!

Welcome to a new update in a very rainy German August. I hope you're enjoying your summer no matter the weather. :) I have had a hell of a busy week, so this update is very small.

I found two great short interviews of Mark at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet. Here you go:




I'm working on quite some things which I hope to get online within the summer. Cross your fingers! Oh, and let me just say how thrilled I am that Mark actually saw THIS when I posted it on Twitter this week. <3 Karen M and Moriah, if ever you read this, thanks so much for collecting!

I need to be gone now for today. But I'll be back next week with much, much more Mark.

August 6, 2017: Lots of things to share


Hi Hamillites!

Welcome to this week's update. I hope you're enjoying your Sunday and are all ready for some marvellous Mark.

Last week, Mark had a street in San Diego dedicated to him. I unfortunately missed that there was a live broadcast of it, but no worries. If like me you couldn't be there and you didn't know of that, there's always YouTube. ;) Check out the full thing right here:



There is also a video on the Facebook page of KUSI News which I couldn't embed. The picture quality is better there with more close-ups, so that's another one to enjoy. Also jump over to Jedi News. They have some great photos of the event, of Mark, his family, and cool fan costumes. :)

And look here for Mark mingling with fans. It's amazing how much time he takes for everyone. I'm so grateful to him for making so many people so happy. And check out this one here, which has got some more interviews at the end. Also a good one right here, from a different angle, but really close-up. I'm sure there are tons more out there and I will share as I find them.

Always worth a visit is Getty Images for plenty of high-quality shots of Mark.

When you're there, you'll notice some other new pics. On August 2nd, Mark attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, where he accepted a grant on behalf of USC. He was there with his wife Marilou and his daughter Chelsea.

Also this week, Mark did a cameo on the Season 2 finale of Nightcap. A part of it is here. I know I've seen the full cameo somewhere, and am hunting for it. Will share the link as soon as I find it again.

If you're a Hamillite in the USA, check out the Brigsby Bear Twitter to see when you can get to watch the movie. I'm so envying you. Please cross your fingers that it'll get a Germany release! Oh, and when you're there, why not follow Brigsby Bear? ;)

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy it. If you have anything to add which I didn't find, I'd be immensely grateful if you got in touch with me.

Have a great week, Hamillites. See you soon with more Mark!

July 30, 2017: Quick Update while wishing I was in San Diego


Hi Hamillites!

First off, a happy belated birthday to Mark's daughter Chelsea, who turned 29 on Thursday this week. Only the very best to you from Germany and I hope you had a superb day with all your loved ones. <3

This weekend I unfortunately didn't have much time to work on the website, but I still wanted to get the most recent goodies to you.

Of course, right now, Mark is getting a street dedicated to him. I wish I could be there. Maybe some of you are! :) I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures and more to share of that next week. If you have no clue whatsoever what I'm talking about, go here.

On Friday, July 28 he was again on FM 949 for an interview leading up to that, which you can listen to here.

On July 25, he was on The Late Late Show with James Corden and it was, of course, hilarious. Find some clips below. There are also some stills available at Getty Images.






And of coure on Friday, Brigsby Bear premiered. If you can see it, go see it! And afterwards, tell me what you thought of it. ;)

I wish you a great week ahead and will be back next week with more Mark!

July 23, 2017: Video, Pics, Trailer, Con, Keynote, Channel. Whew.


Hi Hamillites!

I hope you had a great week. Let's see what I have for you today.

Did you catch Mark being interviewed back-to-back by Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live at D23 Expo? If not, here you go:



On July 29 this week Mark attended the Cinefamily screening of Brigsby Bear in Los Angeles together with his daughter Chelsea and her pups. Pictures are at Getty Images. One of these days I will figure out why it won't let me embed them here.

Talking about Brigsby Bear, there is a new trailer out which you can watch here. It's also to your right in the sidebar. I so hope this film will get a release in Germany. :)

You probably already know, but just in case you didn't, Mark will be at New York Comic Con from October 5 to October 8, 2017 - yes, on all four days! The exact schedule for him isn't out yet, but I'll keep you posted.

It has also been announced that Mark will be the closing keynote speaker at the Yext ONWARD conference in November 2017. Read all about that here.

And of course it's just 1 week to go until Mark will be at his street dedication event for Mark Hamill Drive. Check out the updated info about that right here. I wish I could be there to support Mark, but maybe some other Hamillites will make it. If you go, it'd be awesome if you could give me a shout.

You can probably tell that I'm barely managing to keep up with what's currently going on, so all the rest is taking little baby steps. For one thing, I started updating my YouTube channel dedicated to Mark. It's supposed to collect all Mark vids in one central place, for your viewing pleasure and mine. So check it out right here and maybe bookmark the link or subscribe if you're on YouTube, too.

That's it for today, Hamillites. Have a great week ahead. I'll see you soon with more Mark. :)

July 16, 2017: Congratulations, Mark!


Hi Hamillites!

This week's update will be superb, I tell you.

On Friday, July 15 Mark was attending D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center where he was honored with the Disney Legends Award in the category Film. I am thrilled for him and I am sure you are, too. It was a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful acceptance speech, which you can watch right here:



As part of the ceremony they also got his hand prints. Furthermore he attended two other panels, one of them being the The Last Jedi panel. There is an abundance of images at Getty Images and naturally there's lots of video coverage, too. Let's see:

:: Video Tribute to Mark preceding the award-giving {WATCH IT}
:: Red Carpet: Does Mark Hamill Want a Young Luke Skywalker Movie?
:: Red Carpet: Mark Hamill talks Disney Legend award, Carrie Fisher [...]
:: Mark Hamill On 'Humbling' Disney Legends Award Honor; Talks 'Star Wars: TLJ'
:: 5 minutes with Mark Hamill (Spanish questions, Mark answers in English)
:: Mark at the D23 Street Party
:: Mark and Stan Lee in the D23 Expo Street Party
:: More of Mark at the Street Party
:: Yet a bit more of Mark at the Street Party
:: Even more of the Street Party
:: Yes, STILL more of the Street Party
:: THE LAST JEDI: Mark Hamill at Disney's D23 2017
:: Very short clip of Mark walking into the SW Land pavilion

There must be tons more out there and I will be searching and adding as I find them.

Right, before I forget it: Check out the brand-new BTS footage of Episode VIII and the new character poster for Luke!

In other Mark project news, Brigsby Bear is screening at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada this weekend. I'm very excited for this movie and if you want to know why, why don't you check out these:

:: Brigsby Bear - Sundance 2017 World Premiere Q&A with Mark Hamill
:: Mark Hamill & Kyle Mooney on Poignant, Offbeat Comedy 'Brigsby Bear'

Having been picture and video hunting for most of the weekend, I have not had time to work more on other parts of the website. No worries, though, more is to come. So much more. If you know of anything I'm missing, no matter what or from when, just give me a shout.

Have a great week ahead, Hamillites. Talk to you soon with more Mark! :)

July 9, 2017: Mark Present, Mark Past, Both Fun


Hi Hamillites!

I hope all of you had a splendid week and are enjoying your Sunday!

Let's kick this week's update off with a quote from a lucky fellow Mark fan who was able to see Brigsby Bear already! @herecomeshamill attended a screening at the Munich Film Festival on July 1 and here's her impression of the movie:

Brigsby Bear was sweet, innocent, comedic and on some point inspiring... It lets you see things from another perspective, but in a funny, creative way. Sometimes it leaves you with unease but when Mark shows up you can't stop grinning and admiring him. Kyle Mooney plays his role perfectly and I couldn't stop smiling for how James sees life and the passion for his favorite show.

Thanks so much @herecomeshamill for allowing me to put this here!

For all Hamillites in the US, there is one more occasion in the week to come to catch the movie before its official release. If you go here, you have a chance to win tickets for the advance screening in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13.

Jumping back a couple of weeks, there is another short video of Mark on the red carpet at the Tony Awards. Anglophenia caught him for their clip On Stage Moments That Surprised the Stars.

Talking site stuff, I have added to the Big Screen & Television section with an entry for Mark's appearance in the comedy-drama series Room 222 in 1973. He appeared in Episode 1 of Season 5 as Matt Evans. Find a short recap and a picture of his character right here.

That's it for today. I will have more goodies next week, I hope. Take care of yourself and, oh yes... go follow Mark on Twitter (@HamillHimself) if you haven't yet!

July 2, 2017: Date for Mark Hamill Drive Unveiling


Hi Hamillites!

How is it going? I hope your start into July wasn't as rainy as mine; seems summer is taking a break. All the more reason to give you something that brings a smile to your face.

You remember that street in San Diego that will be renamed Mark Hamill Drive? There has been a date for the unveiling announced now. It's gonna be July 30, 2017 at 2 PM (local time). Check out the info on the website of the City of San Diego and in the informational flyer. If you can, go and support Mark! :)

As for my own little "unveiling" (indulge me, will you?): I can officially open the They met Mark section with a first entry. Laura met Mark at STAR WARS Celebration Europe in London in 2016. Read her lovely account, perfect picture included, too! It also makes a fabulous first entry for my Fan Shot Gallery.

If you've met Mark, I'd be thrilled to have you in that section, too, with an entry as short or as lengthy as you like, with or without picture.... Whatever suits you. Just get in touch.

Now, aside from trying to keep up with current stuff, I'm jumping back and forth through my completely unsystematic collection on and off the PC and will share goodies as I come across them. So, check out this half-hour panel for Batman: Arkham City at Comic-Con International 2011, with Mark, Kevin Conroy, Stana Katic and other gifted people. It's great from start to finish.


Until next time, Hamillites. Have a great week!

June 25, 2017: Happy Birthday, Nathan!


Hi Hamillites!

First for this week, let's all wish a happy birthday to Mark's firstborn Nathan who turns 38 today. Have a great one, Nathan, with family, friends, pups and lots of presents. Only the best to you and yours! <3

Now, this week has been tremendous from a Hamillite point of view, ladies and gentlemen. Did you know that Mark once lived in San Diego, California, for 4 years when he was a kid? Well, he did, and the street he lived in at the time will now be renamed Mark Hamill Drive, as per vote by the San Diego City Council on Tuesday, June 20. Isn't that awesome? Congratulations, Mark!

Check out more details at the The San Diego Union-Tribune.

For the occassion, Mark also called in at Dana & Jayson on FM 949 on June 23 for a radio interview. It's online here, so check it out. Fun, just as any Mark interview. :)

It seems they'd like to have him there at the unveiling, so let's cross fingers that they'll be able to match schedules.

That's not all, though. This week it has also been announced that Mark will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Long overdue and so deserved. Here's a short article on ComicBook.com with a bit more information.

I'm sure you also heard about Brigsby Bear, in which Mark will play Ted Hope. It's slated for a July 2017 release according to the official website at 3311 Productions and will be screened on Thursday, June 29 and Saturday, July 1 at the Munich International Film Festival in Munich, Germany!

Also check out the official trailer and a first clip, both featuring Mark. It looks very unique and interesting. Wish I could go see it in Munich. For any Hamillites in the area, maybe there are still tickets!

The work on the website is continuing. I'm tweaking my concept for the Big Screen & Television section, which is like years behind at the moment. Getting there bit by bit. Eventually, all entries should look like this one for Picture Perfect. I'll probably mirror this for the Voiceacting section and other sections as well.

Here's to hoping that I can pick up pace with the website work during summer. Stay tuned, and don't forget to follow Mark on Twitter if you haven't yet (@HamillHimself).

Talk to you soon, Hamillites!

June 15, 2017: Busy week for Mark


Hi Hamillites!

It's been a busy week for Mark so far. He's been at the 71st Annual Tony Awards in New York on June 11 with his wife Marilou and his daughter Chelsea, where he presented the In Memoriam segment, honoring among others Carrie Fisher.

On June 12 he, Marilou and Chelsea were at the Anne Frank Center Honors Gala of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, which was held at the 4 World Trade Center.

On June 14 he and Marilou were at the Los Angeles Film Festival, attending the opening night premiere of The Book of Henry at ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City.

There are plenty of awesome photos of all three events over at Getty Images, FilmMagic, Rex, and WireImage. Here some more goodies:

Video (Variety): Mark on the Red Carpet at the Tony Awards talking about Adam West
Video (E! Live): Mark on the Red Carpet at the Tony Awards talking about Carrie
Video (Entertainment Tonight): Clip of Mark's "In Memoriam" Tribute at the Tony Awards
Video (Maximo TV): Mark and Marilou at the LA Film Festival

Before I go: The entire section of the Broadway run of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is back online now! Mark played Michael Minetti in this 2003 play. I will try to get the Miami run section online asap, too.

Talk to you soon, Hamillites!

June 11, 2017: Getting into the Hamster wheel


You have guessed it. A weekly update remains illusory. But I still have been continuously working on the site. After finally having figured out some technical issues, things should go faster now. Important note, though: All contact forms are broken at present as the provider apparently doesn't exist anymore. Will fix that page by page as I progress. If you need to get in touch with me, e-mail me.

Now, for the actually interesting stuff. Mark visited the musical Groundhog Day in New York on June 7. There are some great shots here. Also check out his Twitter to see what else he's been up to in NY so far.

He's there for the 71st Annual Tony Awards as one of the celebrity presenters. If you can, watch on CBS and record it. Last year's Tony Awards are available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, so here's hoping the 2017 ones will be too, eventually!

That's it for this week. I'll keep brushing up the site, trying to find a concept that works for me and for what I want to do with it. If you like, follow me on Twitter at @mhisjustthebest.

See you soon, Hamillites!




April 16, 2017: Look who's back!


Gosh, is it really 2017 already? I don't know whether anybody is even still coming here to check whether Chaos Queen Sienn has finally gotten her act together to return to this place.

Needless to say, I was never gone from Mark fandom. If anything, my addiction has grown steadily more intense. I have been following everything he did, have been rooting and enjoying; I just didn't have the time to get back to Just The Best. This will change starting today.

That said, as a full-time freelance translator, I unfortunately no longer have the many hours available that I had during school and university to devote to Mark. So I can't tell you how long it will take to get this website back into shape. I can only tell you that I will work on it steadily. One thing in my favor is that for the most recent Mark news, all you have to do is follow him on Twitter (see Mark Link Roll in the box to your right). That gives me a bit of breathing space. ;)

Naturally, I am farther behind than Tatooine is away from the bright center of the galaxy. But I'll just consider this my happy hamster wheel. Yes, I know these days we're Hamsters; told you I have been around all the time to quietly worship the Master Hamster. ;)

Today is really just a shout out to let you know I'm back and I intend to stay. Should I not find time to brush up the many sections, I will at the very least be here for your regular Mark fix with news and links as I find them.

Of course currently, Mark is in Orlando, Florida, for STAR WARS Celebration. My picture hunt has only just begun, and I'm sure the internet is full of shots, but for a quick first fix go to Getty Images. Careful, though, ladies: he is smoking hot, so make sure you have a soft landing in case you drop off your chair.

Once you have recovered from the pictures, indulge in his panels. Get tissues for his Carrie Fisher tribute. It was wonderful, thoughtful, heartfelt, brilliant... so fitting for the amazing woman she was and I can only send virtual hugs to him, and thanks for sharing such private pain and memories with us fans. <3

40 Years of STAR WARS Panel
Mark Hamill's Carrie Fisher Tribute
The Last Jedi Panel

I am very happy to be back and can't wait to share in my Mark fandom with you. It's a Hamster world! <3




September 25, 2013: Happy Birthday, Mark!


Spend a wonderful day with your loved ones! All the best and lots of love from Germany!




September 22, 2013: Getting Back into a Rhythm


Hi there!

Once more, I've been absent for much longer than I had planned. And once more, I have every intention to find back that lovely Sunday-Mark-fix rhythm of past times. I'm taking little baby steps and working on putting JTB back into shape.

The Movies section is half-way there. All individual movie pages of the previous JTB version are back online and will be perfected and added to within the next few weeks. I'll try my best to get you individual sections for Sushi Girl and Airborne asap.

Also, I'm in the process of collecting goodies from Celebration Europe, which I will hopefully have for you soon. After all, it's Mark's birthday on Wednesday. ;)

Until then, everyone!




July 1, 2013: Mark at the PromaxBDA Awards!


Hi, everyone!

I apologize for the delay, but the weekend has been busy. If someone has a magic trick to add, say, five or six hours to a day, let me know. That said, I come bearing goodies. YouTube videos, to be exact, of Mark at the PromaxBDA awards on June 20. Here's the complete laudatio and Mark's speech.

And here's two shorter clips from closer up, of some parts of his speech: Clip 1 and Clip 2.

Google also tells me that Mark was at George Lucas' wedding reception on Saturday, June 29. No pics found yet.

I hope that sometime soon I will finally get around to brushing up some more sections of JTB. On the other hand, if I find new videos every weekend, I can live with unfinished layout pretty well. :)

See you next week!




June 23, 2013: Sushi Girl and a tiny update!


Hello, Hamill fans!

I've been pretty busy at work these last few weeks, which is why I haven't had any time for major work on JTB. I wanted to share some news with you, though.

As you might already know, on June 20, Mark was honored at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards. Check out WireImage and Getty Images for photos!

Also, there are thrilling news for all European Hamill fans - Mark will be at Celebration Europe in Germany!! Whohoo! All info is at the official site at www.starwarscelebration.eu.

Enjoy and until next time, Hamnillites!






June 9, 2013: Sushi Girl and a tiny update!


Greetings, Hamillites!

I had a busy weekend, so today's update is tiny - to be ready when Mark will be honored at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards on June 20, I have re-uploaded the Awards section for you.

And I finally had the opportunity to see Sushi Girl yesterday. What can I say? Watch it! It's not normally the kind of movie I'd go for, but that said, I liked it quite. You don't see the end coming, and the acting compensated for the bloody, shiver-inducing parts.

Needless to say, Mark was stellar. From what I read before of his Crow, I had not really expected that kind of character. The violence part, yes. The rest,... not at all. If you have seen the film, get in touch. There's nothing like a nice chat about a Mark movie. :)




June 2, 2013: Finally Back for Good!


I know I've said it before, but this time, it's true. After an involuntary three-year hiatus, Just The Best is finally back for good, with an all-new layout! Do you like it? I hope so! If you have any feedback, send it along!

For the time being, in many places you will still read Coming soon.... Since I am no website pro, I am doing the conversion to the new layout by hand, and I can only work on it during the weekend, so it will still take a while. But it will grow bit by bit every Sunday.

And what a perfect time to come back, since there seem to be exciting Mark news every other day! Did you catch him on Criminal Minds, for example? Have you already seen Sushi Girl? Not to speak of the voices he's done. I have so much to catch up with and I'm looking forward to it big time. And of course there's another highlight that we didn't have three years ago - Mark is on Twitter! So what are you waiting for? Follow him now!

To get back into the swing of things, why don't you check out Mark's Question & Answer session at the CapeTown Film Festival at the beginning of May? As always, I could listen to him forever.

And mark June 20 in your calendars - Mark will be presented with the Don Lafontaine Legacy Award at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards that day. Whohoo! :)

It's good to be back and I'm looking forward to talking to you again next Sunday. Until then, Hamillites!