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      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 poster
      Local Hero
      Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi poster
      Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi
      Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant poster
      Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
      Providence poster
      Providence
      The Machine poster
      The Machine
      Perfect Sense poster
      Perfect Sense
      The Wee Man poster
      The Wee Man

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      20% 44% The Wee Man Willie (Character) - 2013
      79% 46% The Machine Thomson (Character) - 2013
      58% 60% Perfect Sense Boss (Character) $1.6K 2011
      No Score Yet 54% Enid Kenneth Waters (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 36% 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 75% The Chain Keith (Character) - 1984
      100% 87% Local Hero Urquhart (Character) - 1983
      83% 94% Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi Wedge Antilles (Character) $309.3M 1983
      No Score Yet 65% The Man in the Iron Mask Claude (Character) - 1977
      80% 87% Providence Unknown (Character) - 1977

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Mastermind Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 82% Death in Paradise Philip Marston (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 100% New Tricks Steve McAndrew (Character) 2013-2015
      100% 92% 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 100% Criminal Justice Bill Faber (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet 84% Robin Hood Winchester (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet 86% Bleak House John Jarndyce (Character) 2005
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996