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Denis Lawson

Born: 27 September 1947 (74 years old)
Gender: Male

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Lawson is best known for his roles as Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy, and as Gordon Urquhart in the film Local Hero. He has also gained some fame for being the uncle of actor Ewan McGregor. He was born in Perthshire, Scotland.

Lawson began his career with a small role in a 1969 stage production of The Metamorphosis in London's West End, and has since starred in television dramas such as Rock Follies (1976) and Dead Head (1986).

In 2005, he played the leading role of John Jarndyce in the critically-acclaimed BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, receiving an Emmy nomination for his sympathetic supporting performance.

In 2007 he played the role of Tom Jackman's (James Nesbitt) oldest friend Peter Syme in the BBC One drama serial Jekyll, a modern version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.






Television Roles

Show

Character

John Jarndyce

DCI Bill Faber

Narrator - Himself

Benny

Peter Syme

Philip Woodleigh

Steve McAndrew

Steve McAndrew

Steve McAndrew

Steve McAndrew

Winchester




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New! Happy Hearts Teasers - January 2022

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New! Never Say Goodbye Teasers - January 2022

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New on TV today: Thursday 20 January

Crime drama Whitstable Pearl starts on Universal and kykNET profiles tiny homes in Spasie.


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Includes Shower Hour, with BIG Big Brother.


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - February 2022

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New on TV today: Wednesday 19 January

Odd doc The Wolfpack airs on S3 and delish competish The Globe begins on Food Network.

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