Ewan McGregor


    Starbirth:
    March 31, 1971
Birthplace:
Perth, Scotland, UK
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Overview

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 has two daughters (Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose) with French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995) and later married. McGregor filed for divorce in 2018. McGregor has a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they aim to make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.


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Pinocchio Cricket (voice) 2021
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019
Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019
Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier Himself - Narrator 2019
Wild Way of the Vikings Narrator 2019
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018
Zoe Cole 2018
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor Himself 2018
And the Winner Isn't Himself 2017
Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017
Red Point Brown 2017
T2 Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 2017
Now You See It Voiceover (voice) 2017
The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Himself 2016
Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016
American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016
Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016
Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016
Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016
Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015
Humpback Whales Narrator (voice) 2015
Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015
Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014
A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014
August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013
Muse of Fire Himself 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013
The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012
Bomber Boys Himself 2012
Charge Narrator (voice) 2011
Haywire Kenneth 2011
Teenage Wildlife Narrator 2011
Perfect Sense Michael 2011
Fastest Narrator (voice) 2011
Beginners Oliver Fields 2011
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010
The Battle of Britain Himself 2010
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010
The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010
Amelia Gene Vidal 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009
Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009
I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009
Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008
Incendiary Jasper Black 2008
Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine 2007
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene Himself 2007
Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006
Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006
The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006
Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
Stay Sam Foster 2005
The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005
Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005
Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004
Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004
The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004
Big Fish: Tim Burton - Storyteller Himself 2004
Big Fish: Edward Bloom at Large Himself 2004
Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003
Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003
Faster Narrator 2003
Down with Love Catcher Block 2003
Solid Geometry Phil 2002
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001
Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001
Killing Priscilla Himself 2000
Nora James Joyce 2000
Anno Domini The Stranger 2000
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999
Desserts Stroller 1999
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999
Little Voice Billy 1998
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998
Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997
Nightwatch Martin Bells 1997
Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996
Emma Frank Churchill 1996
The Pillow Book Jerome 1996
Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996
Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995
Shallow Grave Alex Law 1994
Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994
Being Human Alvarez 1994
Family Style Jimmie 1993
The Birthday Cake Father Kelly
The Cow Charlie Granger
The Land of Sometimes The Wish Collector <mt>
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Soccer Aid <blank> <mt>
Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper <mt>
Long Way Down Himself <mt>
Top Gear Himself <mt>
The View <blank> <mt>
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno <blank> <mt>
Long Way Round Himself <mt>
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself <mt>
Nature Himself - Host <mt>
Soccer AM <blank> <mt>
Doll & Em Ewan <mt>
This Morning <blank> <mt>
Tales from the Crypt <blank> <mt>
TFI Friday <blank> <mt>
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway <blank> <mt>
The Early Show <blank> <mt>
American Idol <blank> <mt>
ER Duncan Stewart <mt>
Race to Dakar Himself <mt>
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times <blank> <mt>
Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel <mt>
Pop Idol <blank> <mt>
Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor <mt>
Kavanagh QC <blank> <mt>
Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy <mt>
An Audience with... Himself <mt>
Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart Himself - Narrator (voice) <mt>
Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission Himself <mt>
Karaoke Young Man <mt>
Goldene Kamera Verleihung himself <mt>
The Graham Norton Show Self <mt>
Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Obi-Wan <mt>
Buenas noches y Buenafuente Himself - Interviewee <mt>
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self <mt>
HALSTON Halston <mt>
Off Camera with Sam Jones Himself <mt>
Long Way Up Self <mt>
Real Time with Bill Maher Himself <mt>
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