Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Wee Man (2013)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1947

Birthplace: Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Denis Lawson is a Scottish screen and stage actor who won international recognition for playing the lead role of John Jarndyce in the British TV miniseries "Bleak House." Lawson trained in theatrical arts at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and began his stage career on London's West End, appearing in a minor role in a 1969 production of "The Metamorphosis." In the 1970s Lawson played numerous supporting roles on British TV dramas, most notably as Launcelot Gobbo in the 1973 film version of "The Merchant of Venice." After appearing as X-wing pilot Wedge Antilles in all three films in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, he returned to stage acting in the late '80s and '90s, making occasional guest appearances on TV comedies and dramas. He also gained notice for his supporting role as the innkeeper Gordon Urquhart in Bill Forsyth's sly Scottish comedy "Local Hero." But Lawson's greatest success came in 2005 when he was cast as the male lead in the BBC critically acclaimed miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Bleak House." The series garnered numerous critical accolades both in the U.K. and abroad, with Lawson himself earning an Emmy nomination for his performance as the kindly John Jarndyce.

Highest rated movies

Local Hero
Return of the Jedi
Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
Providence
The Machine
Perfect Sense
The Wee Man

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 46% The Machine Thomson (Character) - 2013
20% 44% The Wee Man Willie (Character) - 2013
58% 60% Perfect Sense Boss (Character) $1.6K 2011
No Score Yet 54% Enid Kenneth Waters (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Eleven Len (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: Ordeal by Innocence Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Jim Julius Gore-Urqhart (Character) - 2002
80% 89% Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant Captain "Dreadnought" Foster (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acting Out Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bejewelled Alistair (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Way Out Bernard (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love After Lunch Miles (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 71% The Chain Keith (Character) - 1984
100% 87% Local Hero Urquhart (Character) - 1983
82% 94% Return of the Jedi Wedge Antilles (Character) $309.3M 1983
80% 88% Providence Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 65% The Man in the Iron Mask Claude (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Mastermind Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmers' Country Showdown Narrator 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Tom Campbell-Gore (Character) 2019 2002-2004
No Score Yet 77% Death in Paradise Philip Marston (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Tricks Steve McAndrew (Character) 2013-2015
100% 95% Inside No. 9 Gerald (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harbour Narrator 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timeshift Narrator (Character),
Narrator
2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marchlands Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Criminal Justice Bill Faber (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 82% Robin Hood Winchester (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 92% Bleak House John Jarndyce (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horatio Hornblower Captain "Dreadnought" Foster (Character) 2003 1998
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boon Unknown (Guest Star) 1990

QUOTES FROM Denis Lawson CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.