Denis Lawson

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Wee Man (2012)
Birthday: Sep 27, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
Denis Lawson has gone through a good part of his professional career since 1977 being thought of simply as X-Wing fighter pilot Wedge Antilles, a part he first played in Star Wars and reprised (with more screen time each time) in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. The character is notable for being one of the few X-Wing pilots to survive the various battles.Lawson has done far more than a bit part in a major movie, however, having had a steady career in theater, television, and film. He co-starred with Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster in Bill Forsyth's Local Hero, and later headed up a pair of miniseries, The Justice Game and The Justice Game II: The Lady From Rome, as affluent Glasgow lawyer Dominic Rossi. As the '90s drew to a close, much was made of the fact that Lawson is the uncle of Ewan McGregor, the actor cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the trilogy of Star Wars prequels.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
77% The Machine Thomson 2014
63% Broken Mr. Buckley 2013
55% Perfect Sense Boss $2.1K 2012
20% The Wee Man Willie Ferris 2012
No Score Yet Enid Actor 2009
No Score Yet Mister Eleven Actor 2008
80% Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship) Actor 1998
No Score Yet Bejewelled Alistair 1991
No Score Yet Ordeal by Innocence Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Chain Keith 1985
81% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Wedge 1983
100% Local Hero Gordon Urquhart 1983
95% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Wedge (Rogue 3) $4.6M 1980
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Red Two (Wedge) 1977
88% Providence Dave Woodford 1977
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Claude 1977
No Score Yet The Merchant Of Venice Launcelot Gobbo 1973

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
Steve McAndrew
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Leo Argyle
  • 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Julius Gore-Urqhart John Jarndyce
  • 2006
  • 2002
  • 1983
No Score Yet Bleak House
2005
John Jarndyce
  • 2005
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1996
57% Forever
2014-2015
Steve McAndrew
100% Inside No. 9
2014
No Score Yet Jekyll
2007
Peter Syme

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