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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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 2016 American Pastoral (filming)
Seymour 'Swede' Levov
 2015 Jane Got a Gun (completed)
Colin McCann
 2015 Our Kind of Traitor (post-production)
Perry Makepeace
 2015 Miles Ahead (completed)
Dave Brill
  Porno (announced)
Renton (rumored)
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Cowboy at Fair
 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)
 2000 Nora
James Joyce
 1999 Eye of the Beholder
 1999 Rogue Trader
Nick Leeson
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
Meneer Chrome
 1996 Brassed Off
 1996 The Pillow Book
 1995 Blue Juice
Dean Raymond
 1994 Being Human
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Together with friends Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller and Sean Pertwee, he has formed a production company called Natural Nylon. See more »

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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on The Impossible (2012)] When the script first came to me, I wasn't sure about the idea. Would it be a disaster movie that was somehow spectacular? That would be so wrong. But as I read it, I got caught up in Maria's sense of courage. She seemed like a proper hero. Then I spoke to her and she said, no, that's not what it was about - it was all down to luck. She was really emphatic about that. ... See more »


Was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster at a graduation ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland (July 5, 2001). See more »


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