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Birthday: Mar 31, 1971
Place of Birth: Perth, Scotland, UK

Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor who has starred in numerous film and musical roles. His first professional role was in 1993, as a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He then achieved international fame with his portrayals of heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting (1996) and T2 Trainspotting (2017), Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005) and the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), SPC John Grimes in Black Hawk Down (2001), young Edward Bloom in Big Fish (2003), Rodney Copperbottom in Robots (2005), Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons (2009), "the ghost" in Roman Polanski's political thriller The Ghost Writer (2010), Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Lumière in the live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast (2017), the adult version of the titular character in the fantasy comedy-drama Christopher Robin (2018), the adult version of Dan Torrance in the horror film Doctor Sleep (2019), and Black Mask in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Birds of Prey (2020). In 2021, he portrayed fashion designer Halston in a Netflix miniseries Halston. In 2018, McGregor won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his dual role as brothers Ray & Emmit Stussy in the third season of FX anthology series Fargo, and received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. McGregor has also starred in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005–2007) and Othello (2007–2008). He was ranked number 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003
Big Fish Ed Bloom (young) 2003
Trainspotting Renton 1996
Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001
Black Hawk Down SPC John Grimes 2001
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Nightwatch Martin Bells 1997
The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009
Emma Frank Churchill 1996
Down with Love Catcher Block 2003
Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine 2007
Faster Narrator 2003
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999
The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997
Stay Sam Foster 2005
Little Voice Billy 1998
Amelia Gene Vidal 2009
I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2010
Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996
The Pillow Book Jerome 1995
Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008
Shallow Grave Alex Law 1994
Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005
Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010
Nora James Joyce 2000
Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006
Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005
Incendiary Jasper Black 2008
Humpback Whales Narrator (voice) 2015
The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006
The Battle of Britain Self 2010
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999
Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995
Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004
The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012
Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012
Haywire Kenneth 2011
Perfect Sense Michael 2011
Star Wars: Within a Minute - The Making of Episode III Self / Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
Beginners Oliver Fields 2011
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010
Solid Geometry Phil 2002
August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013
T2 Trainspotting Renton 2017
Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015
Desserts Stroller 2000
Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016
A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014
Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014
Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016
Mortdecai Inspector Alistair Martland 2015
Killing Priscilla Self 2000
Being Human Alvarez 1994
Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016
Bomber Boys Himself 2012
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015
Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Self 2001
Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994
American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016
Zoe Cole 2018
Muse of Fire Self 2013
The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Self 2016
Now You See It Voiceover (voice) 2017
Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene Himself 2007
Charge Narrator (voice) 2011
Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009
The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005
Anno Domini The Stranger 2000
Red Point Brown 2017
Family Style Jimmie 1993
Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016
The Land of Sometimes The Wish Collector 1970
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018
And the Winner Isn't Self 2017
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Self / Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor Self 2018
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' Self 2001
The Cow Charlie Granger 1970
Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019
Teenage Wildlife Narrator 2011
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020
Fastest Narrator (voice) 2011
The Birthday Cake Father Kelly 2021
The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019
Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier Himself - Narrator 2019
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Sebastian J. Cricket (voice) 2022
Wild Ways of the Vikings Narrator 2019
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001
A Movie Is Made For Pooh 2018
Gina Carano in Training 2012
Everest George Mallory 1970
Raymond & Ray Raymond 2022
Bleeding Love Father 2024
Speed is Expensive: The Philip Vincent Story Narrator (voice) 2022
Ice Bear 2014
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return Self - Obi-Wan Kenobi / Executive Producer 2022
Mother, Couch! David 2024
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Handcarved Cinema Self 2022
Live 8 Self 2005
50 Films to See Before You Die Self 2006
Trips Money Can't Buy with Ewan McGregor Self 2001
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (archive footage) 2012
WAMEGO: Addendum 2020
Troy's Story Narrator 2005
Nicole Kidman: Eyes Wide Open Self (archive footage) 2023
Ewan McGregor and Mike Mills in San Francisco 2011
Flowervale Street 2025
Am I Irvine Welsh? Mark 'Rent Boy' Renton (archive footage) 1970
Series Cast Year
Soccer Aid 2006
Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993
Long Way Down Himself 2007
Top Gear Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car 2002
The View Self 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Long Way Round Himself 2004
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993
Nature Host 1982
Soccer AM 1995
Doll & Em Ewan 2014
This Morning Self 1988
Tales from the Crypt Ford 1989
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Self 2002
TFI Friday Self 1996
The Early Show Self 1999
American Idol Self 2002
ER Duncan Stewart 1994
Race to Dakar Himself 2006
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times 2010
Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel 1993
Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor 2014
Kavanagh Q.C. David Robert Armstrong 1995
Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy 2014
An Audience with... Self 1978
Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart Himself - Narrator (voice) 2016
Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission Self 2012
Karaoke Young Man 1996
Goldene Kamera Verleihung Self 1966
The Graham Norton Show Self 2007
Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi 2022
Buenas noches y Buenafuente Himself - Interviewee 2012
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015
Halston Halston 2021
Off Camera with Sam Jones Self 2014
Long Way Up Self 2020
Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003
Stormborn 2020
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014
Conan Self 2010
Staged Ewan 2020
The Jay Leno Show Self 2009
A Little Late with Lilly Singh Self 2019
Hebrides: Islands on the Edge Narrator 2013
Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury Narrator 2021
The Daily Show Self 1996
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005
Bomber Boys self cast 2012
LIVE with Kelly and Mark Self - Guest 1988
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014
The Last Movie Stars Self 2022
The Late Late Show with James Corden Self 2015
A Gentleman in Moscow Count Alexander Rostov 2024
Nature Narrator (voice) 1982
Long Way Round (Special Edition) Main 2004
The Jonathan Ross Show Self 2011
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Self 2014
Teen Choice Awards Self - Nominee: Movie Hissy Fit 1999
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Self 2003
Honest Trailers Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2012
The Culture Show Self 2004
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