Wedge Antilles is coming to Orlando. Denis Lawson will be signing at the show across the weekend, bringing another guest from the original film to the Orange County Convention Center for the 40th anniversary across the weekend of April 13th – 16th. Featuring in every episode of the original trilogy, Wedge became a firm fan favourite and the chance for fans to grab an autograph will no doubt be too good to miss.
Denis Lawson’s notable credits include John Jarndyce in the BBC’s adaptation of Bleak House (for which he was nominated for an EMMY award), Gordon Urquhart in the film Local Hero, DI Steve McAndrew in BBC One’s hit series New Tricks, and as Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Lawson is also an acclaimed stage actor who won an Olivier Award for best actor in a musical for his performance as Jim Lancaster in Mr. Cinders at The Fortune Theatre. He was also nominated for an Olivier for his performance as George in La Cages Aux Folles at The Playhouse Theatre.
We were fortunate enough to catch up with Denis at London Film And Comic Con a couple of years back in a rare appearance.
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