Ewan McGregor - biography

Actor from Scotland

Ewan McGregor Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), and storyteller Edward Bloom in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003). He has also received critical acclaim for his starring roles in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005–07) and Othello (2007–08). McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997. Born in the Royal Infirmary in Perth, Scotland, McGregor was brought up in the nearby small town of Crieff, where he attended the independent Morrison's Academy. His mother, Carole Diane (née Lawson), is a teacher and school administrator, and his father, James Charles Stewart "Jim" McGregor, is a physical education teacher. He has an older brother, Colin, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is the nephew of actor Denis Lawson and the late actress Sheila Gish, and the step-cousin of the late actress Lou Gish. McGregor  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
ewan_mcgregor,Ewan Gordon McGregor,McGregor, Ewan,Ewan MacGregor
Date of birth
Place of birth
James Charles Stuart McGregor, Carol Diane McGregor
Eve Mavrakis
Jamiyan McGregor Clara Mathilde McGregor Esther Rose McGregor Anouk McGregor
Colin McGregor
Television Producer, Screenwriter, Actor


Institution From To
Guildhall School of Music and Drama 1992
Morrison's Academy


Year Performance Character
2012 Jack the Giant Killer Elmont
2011 Haywire Kenneth
2011 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones
2009 Angels and Demons Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
2008 Cassandra's Dream Ian
2008 Troy's Story: The Legend of Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss
2006 The Doctor, the Tornado & the Kentucky Kid
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Stay Dr. Sam Foster
2003 Down with Love Catcher Block
2002 Solid Geometry Phil
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi
2000 Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi
1998 Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild
1997 Nightwatch Martin Bells
1995 Blue Juice Dean Raymond
1993 Being Human Alvarez

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