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Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. At age 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. ... See full bio »

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 2016 Our Kind of Traitor (completed)
Perry Makepeace
 2016 American Pastoral (post-production)
Seymour 'Swede' Levov
 2015 Jane Got a Gun (completed)
Colin McCann
  Porno (announced)
Renton (rumored)
  The Land of Sometimes (TV Movie) (announced)
The Wish Collector
 2015 Miles Ahead
Dave Brill
 2015 Doll & Em (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Ewan
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Ewan
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Cowboy at Fair
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
 2011 Haywire
 2010 Beginners
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Chris (voice)
 2005/I Stay
Dr. Sam Foster
 2005 Valiant
Valiant (voice)
 2005 Robots
Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
 2002 Solid Geometry (TV Short)
 2000 Anno Domini (Short)
The Stranger
 2000 Nora
James Joyce
 1999 Eye of the Beholder
 1999 Rogue Trader
Nick Leeson
 1999 Desserts (Short)
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
Meneer Chrome
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Duncan Stewart
- The Long Way Around (1997) ... Duncan Stewart
 1996 Brassed Off
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Cold War (1996) ... Ford
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini-Series)
Young Man
- Tuesday (1996) ... Young Man
 1995 Blue Juice
Dean Raymond
 1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
David Robert Armstrong
- Nothing But the Truth (1995) ... David Robert Armstrong
 1994 Screen One (TV Series)
Tom Clayton
- Doggin' Around (1994) ... Tom Clayton
 1994 Being Human
 1993 Family Style (TV Short)
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Appeared in a television commercial for Filmfour (2006) See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 27 Interviews | 31 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 53 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I like George Lucas and Tim Burton because there's no messing about. No 100 takes of me walking through a door. They know what they want and when they get it, we move on. Naming no names but, with some directors, it's take after take and take 22 is the exact same as the first one. See more »


According to stunt coordinator Nick Gillard, he picked up the lightsaber swordfighting style very quickly. In an interview on the DVD of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Gillard commented that Ewan was probably faster than anyone else who was working on the film, including the stunt department. See more »


Mole on his forehead, until he had it removed See more »

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