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Ewan McGregor

Actor | * 03/31/1971 (48) | Perth, Scotland, UK
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Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor and director, known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals. McGregor's first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. Some of his best known roles include heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting (1996) and T2 Trainspotting (2017), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), young Edward Bloom in Big Fish (2003), Rodney Copperbottom in Robots (2005), Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons (2009), "the ghost" in R... ()
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Ewan Gordon McGregor was born 31 March 1971 in Crieff, Scotland. At 16, he left Crieff and Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy. McGregor studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife, then enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a three-year course. He studied alongside Daniel Craig and Alistair McGowan among others, and left right before graduating after snagging the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter's 1993 six-part Channel 4 series "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993). His first notable role was that of Alex Law in Shallow Grave (1994), directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge and produced by Andrew MacDonald. This was followed by The Pillow Book (1996) and Trainspotting (1996), the latter of which brought him to the public's attention. He is now one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, and portrays Obi-wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes. McGregor is married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995). They married in France in the summer of 1995 and have two daughters, Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose. McGregor has formed a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they hope it will make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Ewan McGregor

Officer of The Order of The British Empire Donostia Award Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres

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Movies with Ewan McGregor as Actor(93)

as Danny Torrance2019 Doctor Sleep
as Obi-Wan Kenobi2019 Obi Wan: A Star Wars Story
as Charlie Granger2019 The Cow
as The Wish Collector2019 The Land of Sometimes
as Cole2018 Zoe
as Christopher Robin2018 Christopher Robin
as himself2017 And the Winner Isn't
as Lumière2017 Beauty and the Beast
as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton2017 T2 Trainspotting
as Voiceover (voice)2017 Now You See It
as Brown2017 Red Point
as Perry Makepeace2016 Our Kind of Traitor
as Swede Levov2016 American Pastoral
as Curt Wild (archive footage)2016 Gimme Danger
as Inspektor Alistair Martland2015 Mortdecai
as John Bishop2015 Jane Got a Gun
as Dave Braden2015 Miles Ahead
as Narrator (voice)2015 Humpback Whales
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited)2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
as Brendan Lynch2014 Son of a Gun
as Cowboy at Fair2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
as Bill Fordham2013 August: Osage County
as himself2013 Muse of Fire
as Elmont2013 Jack the Giant Slayer
as himself2012 Bomber Boys
as Henry Bennett2012 The Impossible
as Dr. Alfred Jones2011 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
as Kenneth2011 Haywire
as Narrator (voice)2011 Charge
as Oliver Fields2011 Beginners
as Michael2011 Perfect Sense
as Narrator (voice)2011 Fastest
as himself2010 The Battle of Britain
as The Ghost2010 The Ghost Writer
as Chris (voice)2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
as Gene Vidal2009 Amelia
as Bob Wilton2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats
as Camerlengo Patrick McKenna2009 Angels & Demons
as Phillip Morris2009 I Love You Phillip Morris
as Jasper Black2008 Incendiary
as Jonathan McQuarry2008 Deception
as Ian Blaine2007 Cassandra's Dream
as Norman Warne2006 Miss Potter
as Himself - Narrator (voice)2006 The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid
as Ian Rider2006 Stormbreaker
as Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln2005 The Island
as Sam Foster2005 Stay
as Rodney Copperbottom (voice)2005 Robots
as Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi2005 Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III
as Valiant (voice)2005 Valiant
as Obi-Wan Kenobi2004 The Story of Star Wars
as Narrator (voice)2004 Faster & Faster
as Catcher Block2003 Down with Love
as Narrator2003 Faster
as Younger Ed Bloom2003 Big Fish
as Joe Taylor2003 Young Adam
as Phil2002 Solid Geometry
as Christian2001 Moulin Rouge!
as Spec. John Grimes2001 Black Hawk Down
as James Joyce2000 Nora
as The Stranger2000 Anno Domini
as himself2000 Killing Priscilla
as Nick Leeson1999 Rogue Trader
as Stroller1999 Desserts
as Stephen Wilson1999 Eye of the Beholder
as Curt Wild1998 Velvet Goldmine
as Ewan McGregor1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Billy1998 Little Voice
as Meneer Chrome1997 The Serpent's Kiss
as Martin Bells1997 Nightwatch
as Robert Lewis1997 A Life Less Ordinary
as Andy Barrow1996 Brassed Off
as Jerome1996 The Pillow Book
as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton1996 Trainspotting
as Frank Churchill1996 Emma
as Dean Raymond1995 Blue Juice
as Tom Clayton1994 Doggin' Around
as Alvarez1994 Being Human
as Alex Law1994 Shallow Grave
as Jimmie1993 Family Style

TV Shows/Series with Ewan McGregor as Actor(23)

as Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy2014 Fargo
as Ewan2014 Doll & Em
as Sleazy Ewan McGregor2014 Doll & Em
as himself2004 Long Way Round
as Young Man1996 Karaoke
1994 ER
as Julien Sorel1993 The Scarlet and the Black
as Private Hopper1993 Lipstick on Your Collar
as Himself - Host1982 Nature
as himself1978 An Audience with...

Movies with Ewan McGregor as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2016 American Pastoral
Production/Producer2000 Nora
Directing/Director1999 Tube Tales

TV Shows/Series with Ewan McGregor as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2004 Long Way Round

Additional Information

Full Name: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Born: Wednesday, 03/31 1971 (March) in Perth (current age: 48 years + 57 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Spouses (current/former): Eve Mavrakis
Other names for Ewan McGregor (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"إيوان مكريغور"
"이완 맥그리거"
"ユアン・マクレガー"
"Юэн МакГрегор"
"ยวน แม็คเกรเกอร์"
"伊万·迈克格雷戈"
"伊万·麦克格雷格"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:76, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/25/2019