Bleak House: Who's Who

John Jarndyce John Jarndyce
Benevolent owner of Bleak House and party in the Chancery suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce. A kind and generous man, he guardian to Esther, who becomes close friends with his cousins, Ada Clare and Richard Carstone.

Best known to British audiences as surgeon Tom Campbell-Gore in the BBC's medical drama Holby City, Denis Lawson is also well known to Star Wars fans for his appearances as pilot Wedge Antilles in the original films A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Return Of The Jedi (1983).

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1947, Lawson also appeared in the cult 1983 film Local Hero, which starred Burt Lancaster. He's the uncle of actor Ewan McGregor, who also has a Star Wars connection, having played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the second trilogy of films.