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Ewan McGregor

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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Mar 31, 1971 In Perth, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Karaoke 1996-04-28
Latest Project:
Movie Beauty and the Beast 2017-03-16
Known For
Poster of Long Way Round
Poster of Long Way Down
Movie T2 Trainspotting Mark Renton 2017-01-27
Movie Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017-03-16
Movie The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Himself 2016-12-13
Movie Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016-10-28
Movie American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016-10-20
Movie Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016-05-13
Movie Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart Narrator (voice) 2016-05-11
Movie Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016-05-05
Movie Humpback Whales Narrator (voice) 2015-02-13
Movie Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015-01-21
Movie Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015-12-31
Movie Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2015-10-10
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2015-12-15
Movie Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014-10-16
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014-05-22
tv Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy 2014-04-15
tv Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor 2014-02-18
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013-02-27
Movie August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013-12-26
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Movie Bomber Boys Himself 2012-02-05
Movie Charge Narrator 2011-12-10
Movie Haywire Kenneth 2011-11-06
Movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2011-09-10
Movie Perfect Sense Michael 2011-01-24
tv Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Unknown 2010-03-29
Movie The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010-02-12
Movie Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010-03-26
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie Beginners Oliver Fields 2010-09-11
Movie The Battle of Britain Himself 2010-09-19
tv Long Way Round 2010-10-26
Movie Long Way Down 2010-11-30
Movie Amelia Gene Vidal 2009-10-22
Movie The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
Movie Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009-05-13
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009-01-18
Movie Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Movie Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Movie Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine 2007-06-18
tv Long Way Down 2007-10-28
Movie Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
tv Race to Dakar 2006-10-17
Movie Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Movie The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky Kid Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-05-17
Movie Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Stay Sam Foster 2005-09-24
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-20
Movie The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-08-18
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Movie Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Movie Long Way Round Himself 2004-10-03
Movie Down with Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Movie Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Movie Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003-09-26
Movie Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Movie Solid Geometry Phil 2002-11-28
tv Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
tv American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
tv Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi Wan Kenobi 2002-05-15
Movie Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001-12-28
Movie Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-03-09
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie Killing Priscilla Himself 2000-06-02
Movie Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
tv The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999-09-04
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Movie Desserts Stroller 1999-02-01
Movie Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999-01-01
Movie Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998-10-23
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Movie Karaoke Young Man 1996-04-28