Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

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    • March 31st, 1971
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.

Starring Ewan McGregor on Plex


Acting (73 Credits)

2021The Birthday Cake as Father Kelly
2021Halston as Halston
2020Birds of Prey as Roman Sionis / Black Mask
2019Doctor Sleep as Danny Torrance
2019Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker as Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice)
2018Christopher Robin as Christopher Robin
2018Zoe as Cole
2017T2 Trainspotting as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
2017Beauty and the Beast as Lumière
2016Our Kind of Traitor as Perry Makepeace
2016American Pastoral as Swede Levov
2016Gimme Danger as Curt Wild (archive footage)
2015Miles Ahead as Dave Braden
2015Last Days in the Desert as Jesus
2015Jane Got a Gun as John Bishop
2015Mortdecai as Inspektor Alistair Martland
2015Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited)
2014Son of a Gun as Brendan Lynch
2014A Million Ways to Die in the West as Cowboy at Fair
2013Jack the Giant Slayer as Elmont
2013August: Osage County as Bill Fordham
2012The Impossible as Henry Bennett
2011Perfect Sense as Michael
2011Salmon Fishing in the Yemen as Dr. Alfred Jones
2011Fastest as Narrator (voice)
2011Haywire as Kenneth
2010The Ghost Writer as The Ghost
2010Beginners as Oliver Fields
2010Jackboots on Whitehall as Chris (voice)
2010Nanny McPhee Returns as Rory Green
2009The Men Who Stare at Goats as Bob Wilton
2009Angels & Demons as Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
2009I Love You Phillip Morris as Phillip Morris
2009Amelia as Gene Vidal
2008Incendiary as Jasper Black
2008Deception as Jonathan McQuarry
2007Cassandra's Dream as Ian Blaine
2006Miss Potter as Norman Warne
2006Stormbreaker as Ian Rider
2006Scenes of a Sexual Nature as Billy
2005Robots as Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
2005Valiant as Valiant (voice)
2005The Island as Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln
2005Stay as Sam Foster
2005Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Obi-Wan Kenobi
2003Young Adam as Joe Taylor
2003Big Fish as Younger Ed Bloom
2003Faster as Narrator
2003Down with Love as Catcher Block
2002Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Obi-Wan Kenobi
2001Moulin Rouge! as Christian
2001Black Hawk Down as Spec. John Grimes
2000Nora as James Joyce
1999Eye of the Beholder as Stephen Wilson
1999Rogue Trader as Nick Leeson
1999Desserts as Stroller
1999Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Obi-Wan Kenobi
1999Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Obi-Wan Kenobi
1998Velvet Goldmine as Curt Wild
1998Little Voice as Billy
1998Welcome to Hollywood as Ewan McGregor
1997Nightwatch as Martin Bells
1997The Serpent's Kiss as Meneer Chrome
1997A Life Less Ordinary as Robert Lewis
1996Trainspotting as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
1996Brassed Off as Andy Barrow
1996Emma as Frank Churchill
1996The Pillow Book as Jerome
1996Karaoke as Young Man
1995Blue Juice as Dean Raymond
1994Shallow Grave as Alex Law
1994Being Human as Alvarez
1993Lipstick on Your Collar as Private Hopper

Director (2 Credits)

2016American Pastoral
1999Tube Tales

Himself (6 Credits)

2020Long Way Up as Self
2007Long Way Down as Himself
2006Race to Dakar as Himself
2004Long Way Round as Himself
2001The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' as Himself
2001R2-D2: Beneath the Dome as Self


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