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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 Nature 1982-10-10
Latest Project:
Movie Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Handcarved Cinema 2022-12-09
Known For
Poster of Stay
Poster of The Island
Poster of Big Fish
Poster of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi 2022-05-26
Movie Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return Self - Obi-Wan Kenobi / Executive Producer 2022-09-08
Movie Raymond & Ray Raymond 2022-10-14
Movie Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Sebastian J. Cricket (voice) 2022-11-09
Movie Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Handcarved Cinema Self 2022-12-09
Series Halston Halston 2021-05-14
Movie The Birthday Cake Father Kelly 2021-06-18
Movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020-02-05
Movie Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019-10-30
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019-12-18
Movie Zoe Cole 2018-07-19
Movie Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018-08-02
Movie Now You See It Voiceover (voice) 2017-01-07
Movie Red Point Brown 2017-02-15
Movie T2 Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 2017-01-27
Movie And the Winner Isn't Self 2017-12-08
Movie Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017-03-16
Movie Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016-05-05
Series Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart Himself - Narrator (voice) 2016-05-11
Movie Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016-01-22
Movie Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016-05-13
Movie Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016-10-28
Movie American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016-10-20
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015-12-15
Movie Mortdecai Inspector Alistair Martland 2015-01-21
Movie Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015-12-31
Series Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor 2014-02-18
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 Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013-02-27
Movie Muse of Fire Self 2013-09-26
Movie August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013-12-26
Movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012-03-09
Movie Bomber Boys Himself 2012-02-05
Series Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission Self 2012-04-22
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (archive footage) 2012-02-04
Movie Gina Carano in Training 2012-05-01
Movie The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Movie The Men of Haywire 2012-05-01
Movie Perfect Sense Michael 2011-09-29
Movie Fastest Narrator (voice) 2011-09-20
Movie Teenage Wildlife Narrator 2011-10-17
Movie Haywire Kenneth 2011-11-01
Movie Charge Narrator (voice) 2011-12-10
Movie Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010-03-26
Series Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Unknown 2010-03-29
Movie The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010-02-12
Movie Beginners Oliver Fields 2010-09-16
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie The Battle of Britain Self 2010-09-19
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009-01-18
Movie Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009-05-13
Movie The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
Movie Amelia Gene Vidal 2009-10-22
Movie Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Movie Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Series Long Way Down Himself 2007-10-28
Movie Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene Himself 2007-03-15
Movie Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine 2007-06-18
Movie 50 Films to See Before You Die Self 2006-07-22
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006-07-18
Movie Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Series Race to Dakar Himself 2006-10-17
Movie Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
Movie Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-21
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-05-17
Movie Live 8 Self 2005-11-07
Movie Star Wars: Within a Minute - The Making of Episode III Self / Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Movie Stay Sam Foster 2005-09-24
Movie The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Series Long Way Round Himself 2004-10-18
Movie Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Movie Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004-11-20
Movie Down with Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Movie Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Movie Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003-09-26
Movie Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-05-15
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Solid Geometry Phil 2002-11-28
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Self / Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-11-12
Movie Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-05-24
Movie The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001-05-01
Series Pop Idol Unknown 2001-10-06
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Self 2001-10-16
Movie Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001-12-28
Movie Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
Movie Anno Domini The Stranger 2000-01-01
Movie Killing Priscilla Self 2000-06-02
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Movie Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999-06-25
Movie Desserts Stroller 1999-07-03
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999-09-04
Movie Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998-08-28
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Movie Little Voice Billy 1998-11-05
Movie Nightwatch Martin Bells 1997-01-31
Movie The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997-05-14
Movie A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Karaoke Young Man 1996-04-28
Series TFI Friday Unknown 1996-02-09
Movie Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996-02-23
Movie Emma Frank Churchill 1996-08-02
Movie Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996-11-01
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Movie Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995-09-15
Movie The Pillow Book Jerome 1995-09-01
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Being Human Alvarez 1994-05-06
Movie Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994-10-16
Movie Shallow Grave Alex Law 1994-12-22
Movie Family Style Jimmie 1993-01-01
Series Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993-02-21
Series Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel 1993-10-31
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
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 Nature Himself - Host 1982-10-10