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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 has two daughters (Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose) with French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995) and later married. McGregor filed for divorce in 2018. McGregor has a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they aim to make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.

Movie Cast Year
Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003
Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003
Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998
Nightwatch Martin Bells 1997
Faster Narrator 2003
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999
The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010
Stay Sam Foster 2005
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997
Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005
Nora James Joyce 2000
Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006
Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005
Incendiary Jasper Black 2008
The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006
The Battle of Britain Self 2010
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012
Perfect Sense Michael 2011
Beginners Oliver Fields 2011
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010
Solid Geometry Phil 2002
T2 Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 2017
Desserts Stroller 1999
Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016
Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014
American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016
Red Point Brown 2017
The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005
Charge Narrator (voice) 2011
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018
Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004
Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019
Fastest Narrator (voice) 2011
Everest George Mallory 1970
Raymond and Ray Raymond 1970
Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001
Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001
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
The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009
Down with Love Catcher Block 2003
Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine 2007
I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009
Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008
Humpback Whales Narrator (voice) 2015
The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012
Haywire Kenneth 2012
Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016
Killing Priscilla Himself 2000
Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016
Zoe Cole 2018
The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Himself 2016
Now You See It Voiceover (voice) 2017
Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009
Family Style Jimmie 1993
Anno Domini The Stranger 2000
The Land of Sometimes The Wish Collector 1970
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor Self 2018
The Cow Charlie Granger 1970
Teenage Wildlife Narrator 2011
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020
The Birthday Cake Father Kelly 2021
Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier Himself - Narrator 2019
Wild Way of the Vikings Narrator 2019
Little Voice Billy 1998
Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996
Shallow Grave Alex Law 1994
Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006
Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013
Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015
Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015
Bomber Boys Himself 2012
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene Himself 2007
Pinocchio Cricket (voice) 1970
A Movie Is Made For Pooh 2018
Star War: The Third Gathers: The Backstroke of the West Ratio Tile 2009
The Men of Haywire 2012
Emma Frank Churchill 1996
Amelia Gene Vidal 2009
Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995
Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001
The Pillow Book Jerome 1996
Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001
Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994
Gina Carano in Training 2012
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010
Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002
Being Human Alvarez 1994
Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001
A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014
Muse of Fire Himself 2013
The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004
Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998
And the Winner Isn't Self 2017
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019
Series Cast Year
Soccer Aid 2006
Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993
Long Way Down Himself 2007
Top Gear Himself 2002
The View Self 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Long Way Round Himself 2004
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self 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 Duncan Stewart 1994
Race to Dakar Himself 2006
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times 2010
Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel 1993
Pop Idol 2001
Doll & Em Sleazy Ewan McGregor 2014
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 1970
Karaoke Young Man 1996
Goldene Kamera Verleihung Self 1966
The Graham Norton Show Self 2007
Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi 1970
Buenas noches y Buenafuente Himself - Interviewee 2012
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015
Halston Halston 2021
Off Camera with Sam Jones Himself 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 Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014
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 with Trevor Noah Self 1996
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005
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