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Ewan McGregor

1971-03-31 Perth, Scotland, UK

Image of 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.


Pinocchio Cricket (voice) 2021-01-01
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020-02-05
Wild Way of the Vikings Narrator 2019-01-01
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019-12-18
Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019-10-30
Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier Himself - Narrator 2019-01-23
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018-08-02
Zoe Cole 2018-07-19
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor Himself 2018-03-25
T2 Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 2017-01-27
Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017-03-16
Fargo: Year Three Emmit Stussy/Ray Stussy 2017-04-19
Czerwony punkt Brown 2017-02-15
And the Winner Isn't Himself 2017-12-08
Now You See It Voiceover (voice) 2017-01-07
American Pastoral Swede Levov 2016-10-20
Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016-05-05
Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016-01-22
The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Himself 2016-12-13
Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016-10-28
Last Days in the Desert Jesus 2016-05-13
Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015-01-21
Humpback Whales Narrator (voice) 2015-02-13
Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015-12-31
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015-12-15
Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014-10-16
A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014-05-22
August: Osage County Bill Fordham 2013-12-26
Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013-02-27
Lo imposible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012-03-09
Bomber Boys Himself 2012-02-05
Haywire Kenneth 2011-11-06
Teenage Wildlife Narrator 2011-10-17
Charge Narrator (voice) 2011-12-10
Beginners Oliver Fields 2011-06-09
Fastest Narrator (voice) 2011-09-20
Perfect Sense Michael 2011-09-29
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
The Battle of Britain Himself 2010-09-19
The Ghost Writer The Ghost 2010-02-12
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010-03-26
Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 2009-05-13
Amelia Gene Vidal 2009-10-22
The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris 2009-01-18
Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene Himself 2007-03-15
Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine 2007-06-18
Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006-07-18
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005-03-10
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-05-17
Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Stay Sam Foster 2005-09-24
The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-21
Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005-03-25
The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Big Fish: Edward Bloom at Large Himself 2004-04-27
Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004-11-20
Big Fish: Tim Burton - Storyteller Himself 2004-04-27
Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Down with Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003-09-26
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-05-15
Solid Geometry Phil 2002-11-28
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-11-12
Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001-12-28
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001-05-01
Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-05-24
Anno Domini The Stranger 2000-01-01
Killing Priscilla Himself 2000-06-02
Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999-01-01
Desserts Stroller 1999-02-01
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson 1999-09-04
Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Little Voice Billy 1998-11-05
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998-10-23
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997-05-14
Nightwatch Martin Bells 1997-01-31
Emma Frank Churchill 1996-08-02
The Pillow Book Jerome 1996-05-12
Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996-02-23
Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996-11-01
Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995-09-15
Shallow Grave Alex Law 1994-12-22
Being Human Alvarez 1994-05-06
Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994-10-16
Family Style Jimmie 1993-01-01
The Land of Sometimes The Wish Collector
The Cow Charlie Granger
The Birthday Cake Father Kelly