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Denis Lawson


Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland as Denis Stamper Lawson. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See full bio »
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 2017 Victoria (TV Series)
Duke of Atholl
- The King Over the Water (2017) ... Duke of Atholl
 2016 In Plain Sight (TV Mini-Series)
Laurence Dowdell
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Laurence Dowdell
 2016 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Mini-Series)
Barry Patmore
- Episode #3.3 (2016) ... Barry Patmore
 2012-2015 New Tricks (TV Series)
Steve McAndrew
- The Crazy Gang (2015) ... Steve McAndrew
- Life Expectancy (2015) ... Steve McAndrew
- Lottery Curse (2015) ... Steve McAndrew
- The Russian Cousin (2015) ... Steve McAndrew
- The Fame Game (2015) ... Steve McAndrew
 2014 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Gerald
- A Quiet Night In (2014) ... Gerald
 2013/I The Machine
Thomson
 2013 The Wee Man
Willie
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Reginald
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Sir Reginald
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Sir Reginald
 2012 Them from That Thing (TV Mini-Series)
Various
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Various
 2012/IV Broken
Mr. Buckley
 2011 Candy Cabs (TV Series)
Kenny Ho
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Kenny Ho
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Kenny Ho
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Kenny Ho
 2011 Marchlands (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Bowen
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Robert Bowen
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Robert Bowen
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Robert Bowen
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Robert Bowen
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Robert Bowen
 2011 Hustle (TV Series)
Benny
- Benny's Funeral (2011) ... Benny
 2011 Perfect Sense
Boss
 2010 Just William (TV Series)
Headmaster
- William Holds the Stage (2010) ... Headmaster
- The School Report (2010) ... Headmaster
 2010 Above Their Station (TV Movie)
Chief Constable Keith Boone
 2009 Mister Eleven (TV Mini-Series)
Len
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Len
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Len
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV Series)
DCI Bill Faber
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... DCI Bill Faber
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... DCI Bill Faber
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... DCI Bill Faber
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... DCI Bill Faber
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... DCI Bill Faber
 2009 Enid (TV Movie)
Kenneth Waters
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Philip Woodleigh
- Sacrifice (2009) ... Philip Woodleigh
 2009 Breaking the Mould (TV Movie)
Alexander Fleming
 2009 No Holds Bard (TV Movie)
Miekel
 2009 Enid: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Kenneth Waters (uncredited)
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series)
Phillip Glass
- All that Glitters Is Not Glass (2008) ... Phillip Glass
 2008 The Passion (TV Mini-Series)
Annas
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Annas
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Annas
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Annas
 2007 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Winchester
- For England...! (2007) ... Winchester
 2007 Jekyll (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Syme
- Hyde (2007) ... Peter Syme
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Peter Syme
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Peter Syme
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Peter Syme
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Peter Syme
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Leo Argyle
- Ordeal by Innocence (2007) ... Leo Argyle
 2006 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
John Barron
- The Cave Woman: Part 2 (2006) ... John Barron
- The Cave Woman: Part 1 (2006) ... John Barron
 2006 The Thieving Headmistress (TV Movie)
Father Plunkett
 2006 Feel the Force (TV Series)
Gordon Campbell
- Wanted (2006) ... Gordon Campbell
 2006 Dolls (Short)
Monsieur Nicholas
 2005 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
John Jarndyce
- Episode #1.15 (2005) ... John Jarndyce
- Episode #1.14 (2005) ... John Jarndyce
- Episode #1.13 (2005) ... John Jarndyce
- Episode #1.12 (2005) ... John Jarndyce
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... John Jarndyce
 2005 Sensitive Skin (TV Series)
Al Jackson
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Al Jackson
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Al Jackson
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Al Jackson
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Al Jackson
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Al Jackson
 2004 World's Worst Century (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
 2002-2004 Holby City (TV Series)
Tom Campbell-Gore
- If You Can't Do the Time... (2004) ... Tom Campbell-Gore
- The Eleventh Commandment (2004) ... Tom Campbell-Gore
- Out of Control (2004) ... Tom Campbell-Gore
- When Lightning Strikes (2004) ... Tom Campbell-Gore
- Past Caring (2004) ... Tom Campbell-Gore
 2003 Lucky Jim (TV Movie)
Julius Gore-Urqhart
 2003 A World in Arms (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
 2003/II The Ride
Tommy
 2002 Leonard (Short)
Leonard
 2001 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader (Video Game)
Wedge Antilles (voice)
 2001 The Fabulous Bagel Boys (TV Movie)
DI Morris Rose
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
Tom
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Tom
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Tom
 2000 Bob Martin (TV Series)
Greg
 1998-1999 The Ambassador (TV Series)
John Stone
- Getting Away with Murder (1999) ... John Stone
- A Matter of Life and Death (1999) ... John Stone
- Unholy Alliance (1999) ... John Stone
- Cost Price (1999) ... John Stone
- Vacant Possession (1999) ... John Stone
 1998 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Alexander Welcht
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Alexander Welcht
 1998 Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (TV Movie)
Captain 'Dreadnought' Foster
 1998 The Round Tower (TV Series)
Arthur Brett
 1997 A Royal Scandal (TV Movie)
Henry Brougham
 1997 Pie in the Sky (TV Series)
Nick Spencer
- In the Smoke (1997) ... Nick Spencer
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Frank
- Smoke Wrings (1996) ... Frank
 1989-1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Victor Grace / Bernard
- Born Kicking (1992) ... Victor Grace
- One Way Out (1989) ... Bernard
 1992 Natural Lies (TV Series)
James Towne
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... James Towne
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... James Towne
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... James Towne
 1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Malcolm
- My Brother's Keeper (1992) ... Malcolm
 1991 Bejewelled (TV Movie)
Alistair
 1990 Die Kinder (TV Series)
Film boffin
- The Gathering Storm (1990) ... Film boffin
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
James Marian
- Bully Boys (1990) ... James Marian
 1989 The Justice Game (TV Series)
Dominic Rossi
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Dominic Rossi
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Dominic Rossi
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Dominic Rossi
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Dominic Rossi
 1988 The Zip (Short)
Eric
 1987 Love After Lunch (TV Movie)
Miles
 1986 Kit Curran (TV Series)
Kit Curran
- Blind Date (1986) ... Kit Curran
- A Sick Society (1986) ... Kit Curran
- The Street of Shame (1986) ... Kit Curran
- The Lucky Break (1986) ... Kit Curran
 1986 Dead Head (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Cass
- The Patriot (1986) ... Eddie Cass
- The War Room (1986) ... Eddie Cass
- Anything for England (1986) ... Eddie Cass
- Why Me? (1986) ... Eddie Cass
 1985 That Uncertain Feeling (TV Mini-Series)
John Aneurin Lewis
 1985 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Philip / Singer
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Philip
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Singer
 1984 The Chain
Keith
 1984 The Kit Curran Radio Show (TV Series)
Kit Curran
- The Big Break (1984) ... Kit Curran
- Election Fever (1984) ... Kit Curran
- P Is for Positive (1984) ... Kit Curran
- Bread and Circuses (1984) ... Kit Curran
- The New Broom (1984) ... Kit Curran
 1983 Bitter Cherry (Short)
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Giroux
- A Miracle Every Week (1983) ... Giroux (as Dennis Lawson)
 1983 Local Hero
Urquhart
 1982 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Dickens
- Talking to the Enemy: Part 1 (1982) ... John Dickens
 1981 If Winter Comes (TV Movie)
Ozswath
 1981 People from the Forest (TV Movie)
Zhores Medvedev
 1980 The Good Companions (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Tuggridge
- Stumbling Chronicles (1980) ... Albert Tuggridge
- In Which We Meet the Company (1980) ... Albert Tuggridge
 1976-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Felix / Snare
- The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) ... Felix
- The Jumping Bean Bag (1976) ... Snare
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3) (as Dennis Lawson)
 1979 Diary of a Nobody (TV Series)
Frank Mutlar
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Frank Mutlar
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Frank Mutlar
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Professor Byron Smith / Ernest Dowson
- Fearless Frank (1978) ... Professor Byron Smith / Ernest Dowson
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
David Cooper
- The Girl Who Walked Quickly: Part 4 (1978) ... David Cooper
- The Girl Who Walked Quickly: Part 3 (1978) ... David Cooper
- The Girl Who Walked Quickly: Part 2 (1978) ... David Cooper
- The Girl Who Walked Quickly: Part 1 (1978) ... David Cooper
 1977 Rock Follies of '77 (TV Series)
Ken Church
- The Real Life (1977) ... Ken Church
- The Divorce (1977) ... Ken Church
- The Loony Tunes (1977) ... Ken Church
- The Hype (1977) ... Ken Church
- The Empire (1977) ... Ken Church
 1977 Holocaust 2000
2nd Journalist
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Red Two (Wedge) (as Dennis Lawson)
 1977 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Jerome
- She: Anxious Anne (1977) ... Jerome
 1977 Providence
Dave Woodford (as Dennis Lawson)
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Claude
 1976 Plays for Britain (TV Series)
Terrorist
- The Paradise Run (1976) ... Terrorist
 1976 Death of an Informer (TV Movie)
Robber #1
 1975 Survivors (TV Series)
Norman
- The Future Hour (1975) ... Norman
 1975 Dinosaur
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Jerry
- Ms or Jill and Jack (1974) ... Jerry
 1973 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Peter Jaret
- Getting Up (1973) ... Peter Jaret
 1973 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Launcelot Gobbo
 1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Andy Donald
- Action, Dr. Cameron (1969) ... Andy Donald
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Other Works:

He acted in Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical, "Pal Joey," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Sian Phillips in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dennis Lawson

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

In the 1983 movie Local Hero (1983), Lawson played Gordon Urquhart; in the TV series Holby City (1999), he played Tom Campbell-Gore; and, in Lucky Jim (2003), he played Jules Gore-Urquhart. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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