Harrison Ford auctioning Han Solo jacket

HARRISON Ford is auctioning his 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' jacket for charity.

The 73-year-old actor - who reprised his role as Han Solo in the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise - donated the iconic garment which he wore in his first scene in the 2015 movie to raise money for epilepsy research.

The signed garment will benefit the NYU Langone Center and FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), with bidding starting at $18,000 on ifOnly.

But the actor - whose 26-year-old daughter Georgia suffers from the condition - joked the director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the New York clinic, Dr. Orrin Devinsky, had taken a shine to the jacket.

He quipped to the New York Post newspaper: "Dr. Devinsky really wanted this jacket, and it fits him like a glove."

Harrison recently spoke about how "devastating" Georgia's condition had been for her and their family.

He said: "When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating/

"You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life."

But he praised how well Georgia - whose mother is his second wife, the late screenwriter Melissa Mathison - copes, calling her his "hero".

He said: "I admire a lot of things about her/

"I admire her perseverance, her talent, her strength. She's my hero. I love her."

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