Ewan McGregor

Biography

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.

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.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 100

Birthday 1971-03-31

Place of Birth Perth, Scotland, UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://ewanmcgregor.net/

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Beauty and the Beast as Lumiere
2017 T2: Trainspotting as Renton
2016 American Pastoral as Seymour 'Swede' Levov
2016 Last Days in the Desert as Jesus
2016 Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart as Himself - Narrator
2016 Our Kind of Traitor as Perry Macepearce
2016 Miles Ahead as Dave Brill
2016 Jane Got a Gun as Colin McCann
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Ben (Obi Wan) Kenobi (voice cameo)
2015 Mortdecai as Inspektor Alistair Martland
2014 Son of a Gun as Brendan
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Cowboy at Fair
2014 Doll & Em(1 episode) as Ewan
2014 Doll & Em(1 episode) as Sleazy Ewan McGregor
2013 August: Osage County as Bill Fordham
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer as Elmont
2012 The Impossible as Henry
2012 Bomber Boys as Himself
2012 Haywire as Kenneth
2011 Charge
2011 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen as Dr. Alfred Jones
2011 Perfect Sense as Michael
2010 Long Way Down
2010 Long Way Round(21 episodes)
2010 Jackboots on Whitehall as Chris (voice)
2010 The Battle of Britain as Himself
2010 Beginners as Oliver
2010 Justin Lee Collins: Good Times(1 episode)
2010 Nanny McPhee Returns as Mr. Green
2010 The Ghost Writer as The Ghost
2009 Amelia as Gene Vidal
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats as Bob Wilton
2009 Angels & Demons as Carlo Ventresca
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris as Phillip Morris
2008 Deception as Jonathan McQuarry
2008 Incendiary as Jasper Black
2007 Long Way Down(18 episodes)
2007 Cassandra's Dream as Ian Blaine
2006 Miss Potter as Norman Warne
2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature as Billy
2006 Race to Dakar(7 episodes)
2006 Stormbreaker as Ian Rider
2006 Soccer Aid(2 episodes)
2006 The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky Kid as Himself
2005 Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III as Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Stay as Sam Foster
2005 The Island as Lincoln Six Echo
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Valiant as Valiant (voice)
2005 Robots as Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
2004 Spooks & Creeps as Stroller ("Desserts")
2004 Long Way Round as Himself
2003 Big Fish as Younger Ed Bloom
2003 Young Adam as Joe Taylor
2003 Faster as Narrator
2003 Down with Love as Catcher Block
2002 Solid Geometry as Phil
2002 Top Gear(2 episodes)
2002 American Idol(1 episode)
2002 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway(1 episode)
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Obi Wan Kenobi
2001 Black Hawk Down as Spec. John Grimes
2001 Pop Idol(1 episode)
2001 Moulin Rouge! as Christian
2001 The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' as Himself
2000 Killing Priscilla as Himself
2000 Nora as James Joyce
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Eye of the Beholder as Stephen Wilson
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Obi Wan Kenobi
1999 Desserts as Stroller
1999 Rogue Trader as Nick Leeson
1998 Little Voice as Billy
1998 Velvet Goldmine as Curt Wild
1997 A Life Less Ordinary as Robert Lewis
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 The Serpent's Kiss as Meneer Chrome
1997 Nightwatch as Martin Bells
1996 Brassed Off as Andy
1996 Emma as Frank Churchill
1996 The Pillow Book as Jerome
1996 Trainspotting as Renton
1996 TFI Friday(1 episode)
1995 Blue Juice as Dean Raymond
1995 Soccer AM(1 episode)
1994 Shallow Grave as Alex Law
1994 Doggin' Around as Tom Clayton
1994 ER(1 episode)
1994 Being Human as Alvarez
1993 The Scarlet and the Black as Julien Sorel
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Lipstick on Your Collar
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1982 Nature(1 episode) as Himself - Host
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Ewan McGregor
1900 Star Wars: Episode III.I - Turn to the Dark Side as Obi-Wan Kenobi
1900 Lipstick on Your Collar(6 episodes) as Private Hopper
1900 Scarlet and Black(0 episodes) as Julien Sorel

Production

2010 Long Way Round(21 episodes) … Producer
2007 Long Way Down(18 episodes) … Producer

Creator

2010 Long Way Round … Creator
2007 Long Way Down … Creator

Directing

2016 American Pastoral … Director
1999 Tube Tales … Director

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