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Inside the 22-Year Marriage Between Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis Before Their Split

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Inside the 22-Year Marriage Between Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis Before Their Split
Our favorite Jedi master is a single man! Or is he?

Ewan McGregor, 46, was recently spotted kissing his Fargo costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 32. Following the sighting, a family source confirmed to People that McGregor and Eve Mavrakis, his wife of 22 years, have been separated since May.

With McGregor having seemingly moved on, here’s a look at some of the highlights from his life with the French production designer.

Related: Ewan Mcgregor Splits From Wife Of 22 Years — As He’s Spotted Kissing Costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Their Careers Brought Them Together

McGregor and Mavrakis, 51, reportedly met on set of the
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Rome’s Mia Market Attracts Strong Industry Presence and James D’Arcy Directorial Debut Project

Rome’s Mia Market Attracts Strong Industry Presence and James D’Arcy Directorial Debut Project
Rome — More than 400 international buyers, sales agents and producers are expected to attend the second edition of Rome’s new-concept Mia market dedicated to feature films, TV series, documentaries and video games. English-language movie projects seeking co-production coin at the market, which is held in tandem with the Rome Film Festival, include the Tuscany-set directorial debut of British actor James D’Arcy (“Agent Carter,” “Dunkirk”).

D’Arcy (pictured) has teamed up with prominent London-based producer Pippa Cross (“A Hundred Streets”) on “The Long Way Round,” about an estranged father and son who travel to their family home in Tuscany, which they are thinking of selling. “Once there, they discover the beauty of the place, their love for the people who inhabit it, and renewed feelings of mutual affection,” the project’s synopsis says.

Another British project in development that will be pitched at the Mia Cinema Co-Production market is Sally Potter’s New York-set “Molly,” a
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Rome’s Mia Market Attracts Strong Industry Presence and James D’Arcy Directorial Debut Project

Rome’s Mia Market Attracts Strong Industry Presence and James D’Arcy Directorial Debut Project
Rome — More than 400 international buyers, sales agents and producers are expected to attend the second edition of Rome’s new-concept Mia market dedicated to feature films, TV series, documentaries and video games. English-language movie projects seeking co-production coin at the market, which is held in tandem with the Rome Film Festival, include the Tuscany-set directorial debut of British actor James D’Arcy (“Agent Carter,” “Dunkirk”).

D’Arcy (pictured) has teamed up with prominent London-based producer Pippa Cross (“A Hundred Streets”) on “The Long Way Round,” about an estranged father and son who travel to their family home in Tuscany, which they are thinking of selling. “Once there, they discover the beauty of the place, their love for the people who inhabit it, and renewed feelings of mutual affection,” the project’s synopsis says.

Another British project in development that will be pitched at the Mia Cinema Co-Production market is Sally Potter’s New York-set “Molly,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The Long Way Round: An Intrepid Fan Puts Every Episode In Chronological Order

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Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Now, as we wait for more episodes to come and completely mess this list up, an intrepid fan has taken it upon themselves to put each and every Doctor Who episode into chronological order – stretching as it does from the early formation of Earth in 6 billion BC (as seen in 2013 episode Hide)...

The post The Long Way Round: An Intrepid Fan Puts Every Episode In Chronological Order appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews.
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Doctor Who series 9: geeky spots in Heaven Sent

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Spoilers! Here are our geeky spots and viewing notes for Doctor Who series 9: Heaven Sent...

The Doctor has managed to escape the Veil, but he can never escape the glut of callbacks, references and increasingly tenuous similarities to older episodes or other franchises entirely. So with that in mind, here are our viewing notes for episode 11… Past experience tells us you’ve probably spotted something we haven’t, so please feel free to leave it in the comments!

The Long Way Round

The flies surrounding the Veil are the least deadly of the flies the Doctor has encountered on his travels; in 1964’s Planet Of Giants, the first Doctor’s companions Ian and Barbara, shrunk to miniscule size, were menaced by a regular housefly almost their size. And in 1973’s The Green Death, aka ‘The one with the giant maggots’, the third Doctor and Unit were
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Tribeca Film Fest Welcomes World Preems From Keith Miller, Lou Howe, Rapp, Lipes, Renzi, Tristan Patterson, Curry & Yu

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By the looks of it, the Tribeca Film Festival might finally be growing out of their awkward teenage phase and moving into a new era where the nab more than just Sundance and SXSW festival rejects. Artistic Director Frederic Boyer has managed to nab some noteworthy American indie projects such as Lou Howe’s Gabriel (see pic above), Keith Miller’s Five Star, Adam Rapp’s Loitering with Intent, and Tristan Patterson’s Electric Slide.

On the docu front, we’ve got the latest from the likes of notable documentarians Marshall Curry and Jessica Yu. Think Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Round meets child solider movie for Curry’s awesomely titled Point and Shoot — where the Libyan rebel army take hold of Curry’s subject. Yu moves from water shortage in Last Call at the Oasis (read our review) to the biggest pandemic of all; Misconception looks at the consequences
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Quiz: How much do you know about The Impossible star Ewan McGregor?

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The always dashing and daring Ewan McGregor isn’t one to shy away from difficult roles. Nowhere is this more evident than his latest role in the tsunami film The Impossible, opening in limited release this week before expanding to theatres across the country in January.

The Impossible tells the harrowing account of one family’s experience during the Thailand tsunami on Boxing Day 2004. A British family’s idyllic Christmas beach vacation quickly becomes a nightmare when the giant wave hits their Thai resort in this terrifying true story. Pack yourself some tissues because there won’t be a dry eye in the theatre. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has gone on to earn some well-deserved raves, especially for the film’s stars Naomi Watts, Tom Holland who plays one of the couple’s young sons, and Ewan McGregor.

Since breaking out on North American screens in Trainspotting,
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Ewan McGregor Joins HBO's The Corrections Pilot

Ewan McGregor Joins HBO's The Corrections Pilot

Ewan McGregor has signed on to HBO's adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-seller The Corrections, joining Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest in the highly anticipated project.

The novel follows the Lamberts; an elderly Midwestern couple (Cooper and Wiest) and their three children as they spend one final Christmas together and look back on their lives. McGregor is playing the middle child Chip in this family set up and the other two siblings are yet to be confirmed. This isn't a simple case of happy families as secrets and failures are inevitably revealed.

Greenberg director Noah Baumbach is co-writing the project with author Jonathan Franzen and Baumbach will also be directing the pilot. Scott Rudin, who optioned the film rights to the book back when it was published in 2001, will be producing the drama.

This will be Ewan McGregor's first dramatic television performance
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Ewan McGregor interview: Mr Sunshine vs the apocalypse

He's turned 40, moved his family to Los Angeles and spends his time tinkering with motorbikes. Midlife crisis? No fear

In the corner of his regular haunt, a bustling restaurant in the posh suburb of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Ewan McGregor takes a break from his shrimp salad to consider the apocalypse.

"I'm not remotely worried," he says. "For all of the hurtling towards climate change, there's also a lot more understanding of it than there was when we were kids. They don't call environmentalists tree huggers any more, so there's hope!"

Doomsday would be an odd fixation for McGregor. After all, life is rather good. He has five movies coming down the pipe, and promising ones, too. There's Bryan Singer's sword-swinging fantasy Jack the Giant Killer and The Impossible, in which he and Naomi Watts face the 2004 tsunami. He also plays a stuffy scientist who falls for Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Red-Carpet Interviews, Portraits: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez Find ‘The Way’

Chicago – Martin Sheen’s sons certainly command the spotlight, whether it was Charlie’s adventures of this year, or the emerging auteur talent of Emilio Estevez. Estevez wrote and directed the upcoming film “The Way,” which stars his father.

The elder Sheen and Estevez have been on a nationwide tour, promoting and opening the personal film along the journey. They were in Chicago on the weekend of August 19th, as part of the Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala. Martin Sheen was honored by the festival for his career work, receiving the Silver Hugo Award from the Founder and Artistic Director, Michael Kutza.

The Way” stars Martin Sheen as Tom, an American physician who goes to France to collect the remains of his adult son, who accidently died while walking “The Camino de Santiago” (also called the Way of St. James, a Christian pilgrimage from many points to the Cathedral
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Londoners battle "Pikeys" in new shocker Travellers

Pretty sure it was Guy Ritchie who alerted the world to what exactly a "Pikey" was when he hired Brad Pitt to play one in Snatch. Essentially I think they are like hillbillies here in the States. Just simple country folk... who'll slit your throat at a sideways glance.

On the surface, Travellers appears to be your typical city-folk-in-peril thrillers, but after watching the trailer and reading an early review over at one of my new favourite sites, ionlywatch18s, I think it could be a well shot British shocker.

Synopsis:

Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted youth. The following morning they spot an ominous looking caravan, and decide to investigate. Within minutes,
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Web exclusive! All the celeb lists we couldn't fit in the mag

From Professor Green's top 10 service stations to Richard Herring's greatest annoyances, here are the lists we couldn't squeeze into tomorrow's Guide magazine (on sale Saturday in all good newsagents and out-of-town shopping behemoths)

Professor Green's top 10 motorway service stations

1 Moto Toddington Services (M1)

The first one we pass when leaving London but also the one that means we're close to home. This is also DJ Iq's favourite service station by a country mile.

2 Extra Msa Cambridge Services (A14)

McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut and M&S. The food connoisseur's choice of service station.

3 Moto Thurrock Services (M25)

M&S plus a WHSmith so we can grab Nuts magazine and the Daily Sport.

4 Welcome Break Birchanger Green Services (M11)

KFC and a Waitrose. A Zinger followed by a portion of fruit. The best of both.

5 Welcome Break Newport Pagnell Services (M1)

Post Mobos. Ed Drewett, a bottle of Cava and a teaspoon.
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Casting Complete on Live Every Litre Documentary

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Last month Dave and I participated in a very exciting project to create a documentary chronicling ordinary people making their dream journeys.

Live Every Litre was created to celebrate the new Honda hybrid car, but the scope and purpose of the project expanded when Honda secured the services of Claudio Von Planta, director of the epic Long Way Round and Long Way Down documentaries.

Designed to be the ultimate road movie using a dozen or so journeys, Live Every Litre will follow these disparate people as they travel their roads not taken, and it has been a truly interactive project from the start, and we were involved in putting together the shortlist (you can watch Dave’s video report here)

Making great use of the online and social networking tools available the project was launched and the invitation went out to the whole world to come up with the ultimate journey.
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McGregor Plans Another Bike Trip

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McGregor Plans Another Bike Trip
Ewan McGregor is planning to take a break from his movie career to head out on another round-the-world motorbike trip.

The Trainspotting star teamed up with his pal Charley Boorman for a marathon motorcycle trip in 2004.

The pair spent four months on the road travelling from London to New York and covered a cumulative distance of 22,345 miles (35,960 kilometres).

They filmed the trip for their Long Way Round television series, which also spawned a bestselling book of the same name.

Now McGregor wants to do it all again - he's planning more adventures for this summer after a family vacation with his wife, Eve Mavrakis, and their children.

He says, "I've done a lot of hard work recently and I admit that after a burst of intense creativity I've got a bit of wanderlust. I've still got the bike and it's now got a sidecar on it, so I'll take my dog Sid along with me this time.

"I want to have our summer holidays as a family and then I'd like to get going. It would be a fantastic thing to do. It'll be good to get my leathers and my goggles on again."

McGregor's Bike Buddy Has Cancer Surgery

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McGregor's Bike Buddy Has Cancer Surgery
Ewan McGregor's round-the-world travelling companion Charley Boorman has undergone surgery after a testicular cancer scare.

Boorman, son of Deliverance director John Boorman, teamed up with the Trainspotting star for a marathon motorcycle trip from London to New York in 2004.

The pair filmed their adventures for their Long Way Round television series, which also spawned a bestselling book of the same name.

Boorman has revealed he underwent surgery to remove one of his testicles earlier this month after doctors found a lump.

He has now been given the all-clear from medics and is urging other men to check themselves thoroughly.

He says, "The doctors dealt with it very, very quickly. I had a testicle removed and a silicone one put in. I was lucky and everything is fine. In fact, it's quite pretty. Seriously though, it is very important for men to check themselves out properly if they notice any changes. Early diagnosis is key."

Charley Boorman 'had testicle removed'

Charley Boorman 'had testicle removed'
Charley Boorman has revealed that he had a testicle removed after a cancer scare. The adventurer, who has previously starred in Long Way Round and Long Way Down with Ewan McGregor, told the audience at his Boorman Live Tour to get themselves checked. According to the Daily Record, he said: "Forgive me but I'm still a bit uncomfortable after having a testicle removed - they've given me a silicone one and I think it's on the move." He added: "It hasn't spread, I'm going to be alright, but I would urge every one of you guys when you (more)
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Ewan McGregor's canine adventure

Ewan McGregor wants to take his dog on a motorbike trip across South America. The British actor - who has previously taken a biking adventure across the world with fellow enthusiast Charley Boorman for documentary series 'Long Way Round' - has been preparing his pet to go out on the road with him. He said: "I might go on my own. I've got a dog, Sid. I've trained him to ride in my side car and I thought we could do a trip together." He also told how he has even bought the pooch a set of "doggles" - specially adapted goggles - which Sid can wear in the car to stop his eyes drying out when they are on
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Wife To Join McGregor on Bike Trek

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Wife To Join McGregor on Bike Trek
Hollywood star Ewan McGregor will be joined by his wife on his upcoming second televised motorbike trip documentary. The Scottish actor and pal Charley Boorman filmed their biking exploits from London to New York, via Mongolia, Siberia and Alaska, for 2004 series Long Way Round - and now they're planning a second journey from the top of Scotland to the tip of Cape Town, South Africa next year. And McGregor's wife Eve has been learning how to ride a motorbike so she can join her husband for three weeks. McGregor says, "Being away from my wife and kids is hard but it's part of the work of being an actor anyway. My wife is very supportive. She'll be coming out for part of the next trip. I have been married for 11 years and she has rarely even been on the back of a bike but she's training to ride and will do the middle three weeks with us."

Ewan McGregor Adopts

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Ewan McGregor Adopts
Actor Ewan McGregor and his family have adopted a four-year-old girl from Mongolia. The Scottish star and his wife, Eve Mavrakis, have two biological daughters, Esther, four and Clara, one. According to a representative for the actor, "I can confirm Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis have adopted a girl, but cannot comment further." The couple, who met on the set of the British TV crime series Kavanagh QC, married in 1995. In 2004, McGregor and best friend Charley Boorman spent three months on a globe-spanning 20,000 mile motorcycle trip for TV series Long Way Round. Mongolia was one of the stops featured during their journey.

Ewan Plans Another Bike Trek

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Ewan Plans Another Bike Trek
Star Wars star Ewan McGregor is planning another mad motorcycle trip in 2006 from London to Cape Town, South Africa. The bike-mad Scot and fellow actor Charley Boorman teamed up to trek through Europe, Mongolia and Russia to Canada and North America last year, while filming documentary series Long Way Round. And now McGregor is keen to head off on another big adventure. He says, "It's the logical next step. Long Way Down, we'd call it, and we'd get to see all of Africa." And that's not the only bike trip the ambitious actor is planning - he'd like to zoom around Britain on his favorite vintage motorcycle, the BSA Lightning, and he hopes to return to the remote roads of Mongolia for a solo camping trip. He adds, "There's something terribly comforting about visiting remote places and being so far away from home. There's something so beautiful about being alone, having no responsibility, but there's also nothing like coming back to work and to a family I love."
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