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Friday 28 November 2014

Lawson: New Star Wars would bore me

Denis Lawson said reprising his Star Wars role would be boring
Denis Lawson said reprising his Star Wars role would be boring

Denis Lawson has revealed he turned down the chance to appear in the new Star Wars film because it would have "bored" him.

The 66-year-old Scottish star of TV and film played X-wing pilot Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Denis was asked by local paper The Courier at a screening of his new film The Machine, in his home town of Crieff, if the next new Denis Lawson film to be screened there would be Star Wars.

He replied: "I'm not going to do that. They asked me but it just would have bored me."

Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars when it bought Lucasfilm in 2012 and JJ Abrams is directing the next instalment, Star Wars: Episode VII. It was recently confirmed that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will return as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

In 2001, Denis provided the voiceover for Wedge Antilles in a Nintendo computer game.

His nephew, Ewan McGregor, played Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in the second Star Wars trilogy.

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