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

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.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003
Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003
Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996
Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001
Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
Nightwatch Martin Bells 1998
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 2004
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999
The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010
Stay Sam Foster 2005
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997
Little Voice Billy 1998
Amelia Gene Vidal 2009
I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009
Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1997
The Pillow Book Jerome 1997
Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008
Shallow Grave Alex Law 1995
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
Long Way Down 2010
Humpback Whales Narrator (voice) 2015
The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006
The Battle of Britain Himself 2010
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 2000
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
Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
Beginners Oliver Fields 2011
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2011
Solid Geometry Phil 2002
August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013
T2 Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 2017
Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2016
Desserts Stroller 1999
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 2015
Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015
Killing Priscilla Himself 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' Himself 2001
Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994
American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016
Zoe Cole 2018
The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi 2004
Muse of Fire Himself 2013
The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Himself 2016
Now You See It Voiceover (voice) 2017
Red Point Brown 2017
Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009
The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005
Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998
Family Style Jimmie 1993
Anno Domini The Stranger 2000
Charge Narrator (voice) 2013
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene Himself 2007
Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016
The Land of Sometimes The Wish Collector 1970
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018
And the Winner Isn't Himself 2017
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor Himself 2018
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001
The Cow Charlie Granger 1970
Obi Wan: A Star Wars Story Obi-Wan Kenobi 1970
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story Himself 1999
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
Series Cast Year
Soccer Aid 2006
Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993
Long Way Down 2007
Top Gear 2002
The View 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Long Way Round Himself 2004
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993
Nature Himself - Host 1982
Soccer AM 1995
Doll & Em Ewan 2014
This Morning 1988
Tales from the Crypt 1989
TFI Friday 1996
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2002
The Early Show 1999
American Idol 2002
ER 1994
Race to Dakar 2006
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times 2010
The Scarlet and the Black Julien Sorel 1993
Pop Idol 2001
Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor 2014
The Academy Awards Ewan McGregor 1953
Kavanagh QC 1995
Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy 2014
An Audience with... Himself 1978
Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart Himself - Narrator (voice) 2016
Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission Himself 2012
Karaoke Young Man 1996
Goldene Kamera Verleihung himself 1966
The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007
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