Sep. 27th, 1947
Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Denis Lawson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1983 - Local Hero
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1980 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1977 - Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Guest TV Roles
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- He is a Musical comedy star in London. He won acclaim as the Title role in a successful revival of "Pal Joey" opposite 'Siān Phillips' (qv).
- He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for Mr. Cinders.
- Uncle-in-law of 'Eve Mavrakis' (qv).
- In the 1983 movie _Local Hero (1983)_ (qv), Lawson played Gordon Urqhart; in the TV series _"Holby City" (1999)_ (qv), he played Tom Campbell-Gore; and, in _Lucky Jim (2003) (TV)_ (qv), he played Jules Gore-Urqhart.
- His role as a pilot in Star Wars appears to have inspired both of his nephews. His younger nephew, 'Ewan McGregor' (qv), of course, both followed him into the acting business and into the Star Wars films in particular. His older nephew, Colin McGregor, became a pilot in the Royal Air Force.
- Early drama school castmate of 'Ian McDiarmid' (qv)
- Uncle of 'Ewan McGregor' (qv)
- Has a son, Jamie (b. 1979), from a previous relationship. Lived with actress 'Sheila Gish' (qv) from 1985 until they married in March 2004 in the Caribbean.
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