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Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born 31 March 1971 in Crieff, Scotland. At 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. McGregor studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife, then enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a three-year course. He studied alongside Daniel Craig and Alistair McGowan among others, and left right before graduating after snagging the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter's 1993 six-part Channel 4 series "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993). His first notable role was that of Alex Law in Shallow Grave (1994), directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge and produced by Andrew MacDonald. This was followed by The Pillow Book (1996) and Trainspotting (1996), the latter of which brought him to the public's attention. He is now one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, and portrays Obi-wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes. McGregor is married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995). They married in France in the summer of 1995 and have two daughters, Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose. McGregor has formed a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they hope it will make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.

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Mar 31, 1971 In Perth, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Philip Marlowe 1959-10-06
Latest Project:
Series Dead Lucky 2018-07-25
Known For
Poster of LazyTown
Poster of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Poster of Velvet Goldmine
Poster of Jonathan Creek
Series Dead Lucky Elmont 2018-07-25
Series Bargain Hunters Martin Bells 2018
Movie T2 Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 2017-01-27
Movie And the Winner Isn't Himself 2017-12-08
Movie Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017-03-16
Movie Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016-05-05
Movie American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016-10-20
Movie Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015-01-21
Movie Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015-12-31
Movie Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2015-10-10
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2015-12-15
Series Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy 2014-04-15
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014-05-22
Movie Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014-10-16
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013-12-26
Movie The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Movie Perfect Sense Michael 2011-01-24
Movie Beginners Oliver Fields 2011-06-09
Movie Haywire Kenneth 2011-11-06
Movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2011-09-10
Movie Charge Narrator 2011-12-10
Movie Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010-03-26
Movie The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010-02-12
Series Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Unknown 2010-03-29
Movie The Battle of Britain Himself 2010-09-19
Movie Long Way Down 2010-11-30
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009-01-18
Movie The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
Movie Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009-05-13
Movie Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Movie Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Series Long Way Down 2007-10-28
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Movie The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky Kid Himself 2006-01-01
Series David Tench Tonight Frank Churchill 2006-08-17
Movie Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
Series Race to Dakar 2006-10-17
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-20
Movie Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Series LazyTown Obi Wan Kenobi 2004-08-16
Movie Long Way Round Himself 2004-10-03
Movie Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Movie Down with Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Movie Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Series The Galaxy Railways Gene Vidal 2003-10-04
Movie Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Movie Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra 2002-01-29
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Solid Geometry Phil 2002-11-28
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Series Beautiful Days Valiant (voice) 2001-03-14
Movie Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001-12-28
Movie Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-05-16
Movie Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
Movie Desserts Stroller 1999-02-01
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Movie Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999-01-01
Movie The Green Mile Private Hopper 1999-12-10
Movie Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999-09-04
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Mortal Kombat: Conquest Joe Taylor 1998-10-03
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Movie Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998-10-23
Movie Little Voice Billy 1998-11-05
Series Comedy Central Presents Ian Blaine 1998-12-01
Movie The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997-05-14
Series Jonathan Creek Obi-Wan Kenobi 1997-05-09
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
Series TFI Friday Unknown 1996-02-09
Series Karaoke Young Man 1996-04-28
Movie Karaoke Young Man 1996-04-28
Movie The Pillow Book Jerome 1996-05-12
Movie Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996-07-19
Movie Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996-11-01
Movie Shallow Grave Alex Law 1995-02-10
Movie Dead Man Unknown 1995-12-23
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Movie Being Human Alvarez 1994-05-06
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993-02-21
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Julien Sorel 1993-10-30
Series The Scarlet and the Black Julien Sorel 1993-10-31
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series The Renegades Dean Raymond 1983-03-04
Series Nature Unknown 1982-10-10
Series Philip Marlowe Sam Foster 1959-10-06