Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ewan McGregor got into drama because of my PINK FLARES: Denis Lawson reveals how his famous nephew got the acting bug

Daily Mail

Ewan and Denis

Actor Denis Lawson has revealed it wasn’t his acting ability that inspired his nephew Ewan McGregor into drama but his 1970s trousers.

The Local Hero star – who returns to our screens this week in the final series of crime drama New Tricks – accepts his influence helped his nephew into acting but fears it was more to do with his dress sense than his abilities.

Denis, who grew up in Crieff with Ewan’s mum Carol, said: “When I was a young actor and working in London, I would pop home to see my sister and Ewan would always be intrigued about what I’d been doing.

“I think he found my shoulder-length hair and pink, flared jeans glamorous, which they were anything but.”

Ewan, who plays Jesus in his latest movie Last Days in The Desert, has always credited his uncle with teaching him how to act.

Denis, 67, said: “Ewan was auditioning to get into acting college and asked me for advice as he wasn’t connecting with the piece he was learning.

“I told him to think about a time he’d been beaten up in Glasgow and how he felt when the guy had punched him for no reason.

“He then made the connection between emotion and the words he was saying, which is what acting is. He got into college and the rest is history.”

Trainspotting star Ewen is set to make his directorial debut with an adaption of Philip Roth’s novel American Pastoral and Denis believes he will make a great director.

Denis said: “What a brilliant project to be involved in and he’ll make a good job of it. I’m very excited for Ewan.

“He has built up a tremendous amount of experience and the timing is just right. The film is in safe hands.”

Denis and Ewan have worked together several times on stage and on film, most recently when they starred in Perfect Sense.

Although they both appeared in Star Wars – Denis as X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles and Ewan as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi – only Ewan is in the new trilogy.

Denis said: “I was approached by Disney to reprise my role but I wasn’t interested. The movies are sure to be brilliant but I don’t want to be in them. I’ve spent the past 20 years
talking about the last movies and I’m bored with it. I don’t want to spend the next 20 talking about Star Wars.”

Denis and Ewan have shared a lot, including passionate scenes with the same actress – Kathleen McDermott.

The flame-haired beauty, who puckered up to McGregor while
auditioning for Young Adam and smooched with his uncle when she starred in New Tricks, says they are both equally good kissers.

Denis, who plays retired Glasgow detective Steve McAndrew in the police drama, said: “I suppose I have to take that as a compliment.”

Monday, February 1, 2016

Here's a Cat dressed like Princess Leia, too.

Have to represent the Crazy Cat Star Wars Uber-Fans! Where my hairballs at?

Hep meh human, you my only MEOW?

Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles

HAPPY NOW?!? I posted a 'Star Wars' shot. Get off my back, silly fanboys...Bwhahahaha!!!

Still wish he had been in 'The Force Awakens.' Oh well.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Inside No. 9: A Quiet Night In

From The Consulting Detective and IMDB

Inside No. 9
The BBC have today released new promotional pictures for Inside N0.9. Written by an featuring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith this episode was be broadcast on 12/2/2014 in the UK. These promotional pictures features Denis Lawson , Oona Chaplin and Kayvan Novak.
Inept burglars Eddie and Ray manage to break into the beautiful country mansion where millionaire Eddie and his trophy wife Sabrina are arguing over the television remote. After an accident with one of Gerald's dogs and avoiding being caught by the oriental housekeeper they fill a suit-case full of spoils and are about to escape when they find that Gerald has accidentally killed his wife. More mayhem ensues after the arrival of the supposedly deaf mute cleaning product salesman Paul. Written by don @ minifie-1 IMDB
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Writer Andrew Payne and Director Denis Lawson introduce "The Meeting"

The Meeting

'She doesn't know whether she's coming or going, we nail her, she gets her little pen out last thing tomorrow, bosh, we hit her with the amendments!'

Stratton and Cole are waiting to meet Jack to finally seal the deal, a contract that will make or break their careers. But it soon becomes clear that Jack isn’t going to make it. He’s been escorted out of the building by security following ‘an incident’ and now they’re negotiating with his female deputy instead.

The men can’t quite believe their luck. But far from proving an easy ride, Jack’s stand-in turns out to be an unexpectedly astute opponent and a much tougher nut to crack than her male predecessor…

Andrew Payne’s Hampstead debut is a biting comedy about the battle of the sexes in the boardroom and how perceptions can be deeply misleading.
Payne’s theatre credits include Shut Up and Mugged (National Theatre) and his television credits include Midsomer Murders and DCI Banks.

Denis Lawson returns to Hampstead following Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs, which starred Ewan McGregor, in 1998, which subsequently transferred to the West End. Other directing credits include The Anniversary starring Sheila Hancock (Garrick Theatre).

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Denis Lawson Fan Art

Liam Brazier @liambrazier Feb 15
Attempting a #StarWars portrait every week until #TheForceAwakens. #9 Wedge Antilles #DenisLawson @DavidAnkrum1