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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 (pre-production)
Seymour 'Swede' Levov
 2015 The Land of Sometimes (TV Movie) (announced)
The Wish Collector
 2015 Jane Got a Gun (completed)
Colin McCann
 2015 Our Kind of Traitor (post-production)
Perry Makepeace
 2015 Miles Ahead (post-production)
Dave Brill
  Porno (announced)
Renton (rumored)
 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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Other Works:

French TV Commercial for Citroën (DS5) 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:

When I played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, I had to transform myself into a young Alec Guinness. I watched his early work to see what he was like on screen. It is interesting how he is only remembered by people younger than myself for appearing in Star Wars. He played a wealth of characters in lots of films - it was like he was the British film industry. See more »

Trivia:

When filming in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), he kept imitating the noise of the lightsaber during his fights. George Lucas explained many times that this would be added in by the special effects people later on. Ewan said "I keep getting carried away.". See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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