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Denis Lawson


Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Perthshire, Scotland. 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). He was previously married to Sheila Gish. See full bio »
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 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 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 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 Enid (TV Movie)
Kenneth Waters
 2009 Breaking the Mould (TV Movie)
Alexander Fleming
 2009 No Holds Bard (TV Movie)
Miekel
 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
 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 A New Body at Last (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 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
 2004 World's Worst Century (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 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 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 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Alex Welch
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Alex Welch
 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 Acting Out
 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
 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 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)
 1982 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Dickens
- Talking to the Enemy: Part 1 (1982) ... John Dickens
 1976-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Felix / Snare
- The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) ... Felix
 1979 Diary of a Nobody (TV Series)
Frank Mutlar
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Frank Mutlar
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ernest Dowson / Prof. Byron Smith
- Fearless Frank (1978) ... Ernest Dowson / Prof. Byron Smith
 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 Hype (1977) ... Ken Church
- The Empire (1977) ... Ken Church
 1977 Holocaust 2000
2nd Journalist
 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 Rock Follies (TV Series)
Ken Church
 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)
 1974 Ms or Jill and Jack (TV Movie)
Jerry
 1973 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Peter Jaret
- Getting Up (1973) ... Peter Jaret
 1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Andy Donald
- Action, Dr. Cameron (1969) ... Andy Donald
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Other Works:

He acted in Jon Robin Baitz's play, "The Film Society," at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England with Dinah Stabb, James Aubrey, Margery Mason, Alan MacNaughtan, and John Rogan in the cast. Michael Attenborough was director. 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:

His name is misspelled "Dennis" in the ending credits of both Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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