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Ewan McGregor

Actor Date of birth 31st March 1971
Place of birth Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Year of debut 1993
First feature film Being Human

Awards

  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

Ewan McGregor was raised in Crieff, Scotland by his teacher parents. In 1988, he moved to London to study at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He left the course early when he landed a major role in TV series Lipstick On Your Collar. He rose to fame in Danny Boyle’s first three features Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary. He has since starred in a wide variety of movies including the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Moulin Rouge!

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Ewan McGregor's films

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Packshot for the film Angels & Demons
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
132 Mins
Released
2009

A religious expert (Tom Hanks) tries to stop an ancient secret brotherhood from attacking the Catholic Church. With Ewan McGregor. Moderate violence and horror.

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Packshot for the film Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2009

A magical nanny (Emma Thompson) helps a family on a farm. With Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor. No material likely to offend or harm. Brief scene of flashing lights.

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Packshot for the film The Impossible
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2012

Based on true events. A family fights for survival during a devastating tsunami. With Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. Scenes of violent nature.

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Packshot for the film Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
103 Mins
Released
2011

A fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is asked by a sheik to transport salmon to a river in the desert. Some strong language & sexual references and scenes of cigarette smoking.

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Packshot for the film Haywire
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2011

A female secret agent looks for payback after being double-crossed. With Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. Includes strong violence.

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Did you know?

  • Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman completed a trip from London to New York by riding his motorcycles. The journey took him 115 days to complete and he documented his trip in a book and TV series called The Long Way Round. He also did another series, The Long Way Down, where they travelled 5,000 miles on motorcycles from John O'Groats to South Africa.
  • He met Eve Mavrakis, a production designer, while they were working on the TV show Kavanagh QC. They married in France in 1995.
  • After his first motorcycle journey, he adopted a four-year-old Mongolian girl named Jamiyan with his wife Eve Mavrakis. They also have two daughters.
  • He was Emmy-nominated for his performance as a gunman in a convenience store robbery in an episode of ER.
  • Growing up, his acting idol was his uncle Dennis Lawson. Coincidentally, Dennis starred in the original Star Wars trilogy as fighter pilot Wedge Antilles.

Awards

  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2002 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Moulin Rouge!