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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 22 wins & 29 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
 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)
 2008 Incendiary
Jasper Black
 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 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 Doggin' Around (TV Movie)
Tom Clayton
 1994 Being Human
Alvarez
 1993 Family Style (TV Short)
Jimmie
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Starred in the play "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs" at Hampstead Theatre, London, UK from November 1998. It was directed by his uncle Denis Lawson. 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:

... There's many different factors in films. The script, I always believe, is the foundation of everything. And if you don't connect to that foundation, if you don't believe in that and feel that you wanna spend three, four months of your life exploring it, then all of the other elements are secondary. But if you've got a great foundation in the script, and you like the story... Sometimes it's ... See more »

Trivia:

Considered for the role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Red hair and blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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