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Daisy Ridley is sure to get a rousing introduction from her Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams when she’s honored at the 11th annual Oscar Wilde Awards next month.
The British actress, who has Irish ancestry, joins The Late Late Show host James Corden, Penny Dreadful actress Sarah Greene and Northern Ireland rockers Snow Patrol to be saluted Feb. 25 at the awards-season event that takes place at Abrams’ Bad Robot production offices in Santa Monica.
The nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance created the Oscar Wilde bash to recognize the contributions of the Irish (and even some who aren’t Irish) in film and on television.
Abrams, who serves as emcee of the event when he’s not away making movies, shot the final, stunning scene of The Force Awakens on Skellig Michael, the breathtaking island located off the west coast of Ireland. The 23-year-old Ridley, of course, plays the heroine, Rey, in the film.
Ridley is repped by 2009 Oscar Wilde honoree Hylda Queally, the CAA agent who also serves on the advisory board of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance.
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