Is Wedge Antilles really Obi-Wan Kenobi's Uncle? Yes, from a certain point of view

Oct 14, 2013
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Wedge Antilles is Obi-Wan's uncle!

From a certain point of view...

In terms of the film, there is no relationship between Wedge and Obi-Wan Kenobi, however, in the real world, Dennis Lawson who played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy is the uncle of a rather famous actor called Ewan McGregor !

Dennis's sister is Ewan's mother.

An interesting aside is that Wedge is the only minor character of the original trilogy to survive all three major battles being Yavin, Hoth and Endor.

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that Lawson turned down the chance to appear in The Force Awakens. I hope he reconsiders.

This page got hit by Reddit - and we learned that Ewan McGregor's brother is an RAF combat pilot and his call sign is Obi 2.

Bad ass.

Some more facts on Wedge.


  1. Is this life imitating art?

  2. I saw that Lawson as turned down a role in Episode 7.


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