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Ewan McGregor – MovieActors.com

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McGregor in STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES.

About Ewan McGregor (1971 – )


Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971, in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. His parents, Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, were both teachers. At age of 16, Ewan left school, with the blessing of his parents to join the Perth Repertory Theatre.

McGregor paid his dues and studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife. Ewan was then accepted into the three year course of study offered at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His classmates there were Daniel Craig and Alistair McGowan.

In 1994 Ewan's first notable role was that of Alex Law in SHALLOW GRAVE. His breakout film was TRAINSPOTTING [1996] in which he played a drug-crazed loser.

While filming an episode for KAVANAGH QC; (1995), Ewan McGregor met his wife, French designer Eve Mavrakis. Ewan and Eve were married that same year. They have four children.

McGregor is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of the sagacious Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes. When cast as Obi-wan Kenobi in EPISODE 1, an interviewer reminded Ewan of his "aversion" to major films, and he replied "I know what I said, but, hey! This is Star Wars!"

In 1997 Ewan McGregor was ranked #36 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. Ewan is ranked #9 on '100 Greatest Movie Stars' Channel 4 (UK). Ewan McGregor was ranked eighth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors. He has been nominated for numerous awards.

In the film MOULIN ROUGE! Ewan McGregor sang alongside Nicole Kidman. He also sang in the film, EMMA in a duet with Gwyneth Paltrow. Ewan has a Lovely singing voice!

In 2002 Ewan McGregor received the Film Actor Award for MOULIN ROUGE! at The Variety Club Show business Awards.

He also played in Tim Burton's BIG FISH [2003], the story of a father's reconciliation with his son. Albert Finney plays the father in the present, McGregor plays the same character in the past.

Ewan McGregor's notable movie credits include...

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
American Pastoral (2016)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
JANE GOT A GUN (2015)
LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT (2015)
MORTDECAI (2015)
SON OF A GUN (2014)
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (2013)
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (2013)
THE IMPOSSIBLE (2012)
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMAN (2011)
PERFECT SENSE (2011)
BEGINNERS (2010)
JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL (2010)
NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (2010)
THE GHOST WRITER (2010)
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (2009)
AMELIA (2009)
DECEPTION (2008)
INCENDIARY (2008)
CASSANDRA'S DREAM (2007)
MISS POTTER (2006)
SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE (2006)
STORMBREAKER (2006)
STAY (2005)
THE ISLAND (2005)
STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005)
BIG FISH (2003)
STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002)
STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)
MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)
EMMA (1996)
TRAINSPOTTING (1996)
THE PILLOW BOOK (1996)
SHALLOW GRAVE (1994)


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Ewan McGregor in BIG FISH (2003).

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McGregor in ANGELS & DEMONS (2009).

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Ewan McGregor in STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999).

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Ewan McGregor in MOULIN ROUGE!.

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Ewan McGregor and his co-star in THE ISLAND (2005).

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MacGregor in STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002).

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Ewan McGregor in STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005).