Ewan McGregor

31 Mar 1971

Actor, Director

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.


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Filmography (63 titles)

Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Roman Sionis · Black Mask)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice))
(movie, 2019)
···Doctor Sleep
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Danny Torrance)
(movie, 2018)
···Christopher Robin
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Christopher Robin)
(movie, 2018)
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cole)
(movie, 2017)
···Beauty and the Beast
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lumiere)
(movie, 2017)
···T2 Trainspotting
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mark Renton)
(movie, 2016)
···American Pastoral
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2016)
···Last Days in the Desert
Genre: History, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jesus)
(movie, 2016)
···Our Kind of Traitor
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Perry Makepeace)
(movie, 2015)
···Jane Got a Gun
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as John Bishop)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Ben (Obi Wan) Kenobi (voice cameo))
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Inspektor Alistair Martland)
(movie, 2014)
···Son of a Gun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Brendan)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Cowboy at Fair)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi)
(movie, 2013)
···August: Osage County
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bill Fordham)
(movie, 2013)
···Jack the Giant Slayer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Elmont)
(movie, 2012)
···Lo imposible
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry Bennett)
(movie, 2011)
···Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Alfred Jones)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Kenneth)
(movie, 2011)
···Perfect Sense
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Michael)
(movie, 2010)
···Jackboots on Whitehall
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, War, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Chris (voice))
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Oliver)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rory Green)
(movie, 2010)
···The Ghost Writer
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as The Ghost)
(movie, 2009)
···The Men Who Stare at Goats
Genre: Comedy, War
Role: Actor (as Bob Wilton)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gene Vidal)
(movie, 2009)
···I Love You Phillip Morris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Phillip Morris)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jasper Black)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jonathan McQuarry)
(movie, 2007)
···Cassandra's Dream
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ian Blaine)
(movie, 2006)
7.5Miss Potter
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Role: Actor (as Norman Warne)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Family
Role: Actor (as Ian Rider)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam Foster)
(movie, 2005)
···The Island
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Lincoln Six Echo · Tom Lincoln)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Valiant (voice))
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Rodney Copperbottom (voice))
(movie, 2003)
7.8Big Fish
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Younger Ed Bloom)
(movie, 2003)
···Young Adam
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joe Taylor)
(movie, 2003)
···Down with Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Catcher Block)
(movie, 2001)
6.5Black Hawk Down
Genre: Action, History, War
Role: Actor (as Spec. John Grimes)
(movie, 2001)
···Moulin Rouge!
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Christian)
(movie, 2001)
···Moulin Rouge!
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Role: Actor (as Christian)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi)
(movie, 1999)
···Eye of the Beholder
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stephen Wilson · Eye)
(movie, 1999)
···Rogue Trader
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nick Leeson)
(movie, 1998)
···Velvet Goldmine
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Curt Wild)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Martin Bells)
(movie, 1998)
···Little Voice
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Billy)
(movie, 1997)
···A Life Less Ordinary
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Robert Lewis)
(movie, 1997)
···The Serpent's Kiss
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Meneer Chrome)
(movie, 1996)
···Brassed Off
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Andy)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Frank Churchill)
(movie, 1996)
···The Pillow Book
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Jerome)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton)
(movie, 1995)
···Blue Juice
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Dean Raymond)
(movie, 1994)
···Doggin' Around
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Tom Clayton)
(movie, 1994)
···Shallow Grave
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alex Law)