"The Family Bond Behind Obi-Wan and Wedge in Star Wars"

31 March 2023
Denis Lawson is Ewan McGregor's uncle

Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, is the nephew of Denis Lawson, who played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy. This familial connection adds an interesting dimension to their on-screen relationship and has been a source of fascination for many Star Wars fans.

Denis Lawson is Ewan McGregor's uncle on his mother's side. Lawson was born in Scotland in 1947 and began his acting career in the late 1960s. He appeared in a number of British television shows and films before landing the role of Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy. Despite being a relatively minor character, Wedge Antilles became a fan favorite and has since appeared in numerous Star Wars novels and comic books.

Ewan McGregor, on the other hand, was born in Scotland in 1971 and began acting in the early 1990s. He gained international recognition for his role in Trainspotting and went on to star in a number of successful films, including Moulin Rouge! and Big Fish. In 1999, he was cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and went on to play the character in two more films.

While Ewan McGregor and Denis Lawson have never appeared on-screen together in a Star Wars film, they did work together on the 2017 film, T2 Trainspotting. In an interview with The Telegraph, Lawson spoke about working with his nephew and praised his talent as an actor: "He's a bloody good actor, isn't he? He's good at everything, he can sing, he can dance, he's a brilliant actor."

Despite their familial connection, Ewan McGregor and Denis Lawson have remained relatively private about their relationship. However, their shared love of acting and their involvement in the Star Wars franchise have undoubtedly brought them closer together. It is a unique and heartwarming aspect of the Star Wars universe that two family members have both played important roles in the saga. 


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