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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 series Nature 1982-10-10
Latest Project:
Movie Gimme Danger 2017-04-27
Known For
Poster of Piégée
Poster of The Men Who Stare at Goats
Poster of Anges & Démons
Poster of Robots
Movie Gimme Danger Curt Wild 2017-04-27
Movie T2 Trainspotting Mark Renton 2017-01-27
Movie Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2016-01-01
Movie Miles Ahead Dave Brill 2016-03-20
Movie Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016-05-13
Movie Un traître idéal Perry Makepeace 2016-05-05
Movie American Pastoral Seymour 'Swede' Levov 2016-10-20
Movie Charlie Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015-01-21
Movie Star Wars, épisode VII - Le Réveil de la Force Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2015-12-15
Movie August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2014-01-10
Series Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor 2014-02-18
Series Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy 2014-04-15
Movie Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014-10-16
Movie Albert à l'Ouest Cowboy at Fair 2014-05-22
Movie Jack, le chasseur de géants Elmont 2013-02-27
Movie Un été à Osage County Bill Fordham 2013-12-26
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Himself - Presenter 2012-01-15
Movie Piégée Kenneth 2012-01-18
Movie Haywire - Trau' keinem Kenneth 2012-01-20
Movie The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Movie Bomber Boys Himself 2012-02-05
Movie Perfect Sense Michael 2011-01-24
Movie Charge Narrator 2011-12-10
Movie Des saumons dans le désert Dr. Alfred Jones 2011-09-10
Series Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Unknown 2010-03-29
Movie Nanny McPhee et le Big Bang Rory Green 2010-03-26
Movie The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010-02-12
Movie Beginners Oliver Fields 2010-09-11
Movie Long Way Down 2010-11-30
Movie The Battle of Britain Himself 2010-09-19
Series Long Way Round 2010-10-26
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie Anges & Démons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009-05-13
Movie I love you Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009-01-18
Movie Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009-05-15
Movie Amelia Gene Vidal 2009-10-22
Movie The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-11-06
Movie Les Chèvres du Pentagone Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
Movie Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Movie Manipulation Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Movie Le Rêve de Cassandre Ian Blaine 2007-06-18
Series Long Way Down 2007-10-28
Movie Alex Rider : Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Movie The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky Kid Himself 2006-01-01
Series Race to Dakar 2006-10-17
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
Movie Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
Movie Star Wars, épisode III - La Revanche des Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-05-17
Movie Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-20
Movie Vaillant, Pigeon de Combat ! Valiant (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-22
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Movie Stay Sam Foster 2005-09-24
Movie Long Way Round Himself 2004-10-03
Movie Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Movie Bye Bye Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Movie Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Movie Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Series Revealed with Jules Asner Himself - Guest 2003-09-08
Movie Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003-09-26
Movie Star Wars, épisode II - L'Attaque des clones Obi Wan Kenobi 2002-05-15
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-05-16
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Solid Geometry Phil 2002-11-28
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie Moulin Rouge ! Christian 2001-03-09
Movie La Chute du faucon noir Spec. John Grimes 2001-12-28
Movie Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-06-01
Movie Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
Movie Killing Priscilla Himself 2000-06-02
Movie Trader Nick Leeson 1999-01-01
Movie Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999-12-02
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Movie Star Wars, épisode I - La Menace fantôme Obi Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Movie Voyeur Stephen Wilson 1999-09-04
Movie Nightwatch Martin Bells 1998-04-17
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Movie Little Voice Billy 1998-11-05
Movie Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998-10-26
Movie Le Baiser du serpent Meneer Chrome 1997-05-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Le veilleur de nuit Martin Bells 1997-01-31
Movie Une Vie moins ordinaire Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
Movie A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
Movie Karaoke Young Man 1996-04-28
Movie Trainspotting Mark Renton 1996-02-23
Movie Emma, l'entremetteuse Frank Churchill 1996-08-02
Movie Les Virtuoses Andy Barrow 1996-11-01
Movie The Pillow Book Jerome 1996-05-12
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Movie Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995-09-15
Series HBO First Look Himself 1994-03-01
Movie Les mille et une vies d'Hector Alvarez 1994-05-06
Series Urgences Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Petits meurtres entre amis Alex Law 1994-12-22
Movie Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994-10-16
Movie Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993-01-01
Series Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993-02-21
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Julien Sorel 1993-10-30
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Les Contes de la crypte Unknown 1989-06-10
Series Nature Himself - Host 1982-10-10