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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 23 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Land of Sometimes (TV Movie) (announced)
The Wish Collector
  Porno (announced)
Renton (rumored)
 2016 American Pastoral (pre-production)
Seymour 'Swede' Levov
 2015 Our Kind of Traitor (post-production)
Perry Makepeace
 2015 Miles Ahead (post-production)
Dave Brill
 2015 Jane Got a Gun (completed)
Colin McCann
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Cowboy at Fair
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Chip
 2011 Haywire
Kenneth
 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)
Phil
 2000 Anno Domini (Short)
The Stranger
 2000 Nora
James Joyce
 1999 Eye of the Beholder
Eye
 1999 Rogue Trader
Nick Leeson
 1999 Desserts (Short)
Stroller
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
Meneer Chrome
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Duncan Stewart
- The Long Way Around (1997) ... Duncan Stewart
 1996 Brassed Off
Andy
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Ford
- Cold War (1996) ... Ford
 1996 The Pillow Book
Jerome
 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
Alvarez
 1993 Family Style (TV Short)
Jimmie
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TV commercials (Japan) for Aeon English School (2002) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 27 Interviews | 31 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 51 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on whether he has remained friends with director Danny Boyle after getting dropped from The Beach (2000) for Leonardo DiCaprio] No.. You just don't treat your friends like that. They absolutely made me think that I was playing the character in The Beach and we talked about dates and moving dates and so on, and all the while they were keeping me there just in case Leonardo pulled out - which is ... See more »

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Early career dedicated almost exclusively to indie, low-budget, and non-feature films. When cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), an interviewer reminded him of his "aversion" to major films, and he replied "I know what I said, but, hey! This is Star Wars!". See more »

Trademark:

Red hair and blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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