Denis Lawson - Rotten Tomatoes

Denis Lawson

Highest Rated:   100% Local Hero (1983)
Lowest Rated:   21% The Wee Man (2012)
Birthday:  
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% The Machine
  • Thomson
2014
63% Broken
  • Mr. Buckley
2013
54% Perfect Sense
  • Boss
$2.1k 2012
21% 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
80% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • Wedge
1983
100% Local Hero
  • Gordon Urquhart
1983
94% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
  • Steve McAndrew
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Julius Gore-Urqhart John Jarndyce
  • 2006
  • 2002
  • 1983
No Score Yet Bleak House
2005
  • John Jarndyce
  • 2005
57% Forever
2014-2015
  • Steve McAndrew

Quotes from Denis Lawson's Characters