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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.

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Mar 31, 1971 In Perth, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Pinocchio
Latest Project:
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi 2022
Known For
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi 2022
Movie Pinocchio Cricket (voice) 2022
Movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis / Black Mask 2020-02-05
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2019-12-18
Movie Doctor Sleep Danny Torrance 2019-10-30
Movie Zoe Cole 2018-07-19
Movie Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018-08-02
Movie And the Winner Isn't Self 2017-12-08
Movie Red Point Brown 2017-02-15
Movie Beauty and the Beast Lumière 2017-03-16
Movie Miles Ahead Dave Braden 2016-01-22
Movie Gimme Danger Curt Wild (archive footage) 2016-10-28
Movie Our Kind of Traitor Perry Makepeace 2016-05-05
Movie Jane Got a Gun John Bishop 2015-12-31
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited) 2015-12-15
Movie Mortdecai Inspektor Alistair Martland 2015-01-21
Movie Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2014-10-16
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair 2014-05-22
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont 2013-02-27
Movie Haywire Kenneth 2012-01-18
Movie The Impossible Henry Bennett 2012-09-09
Movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones 2012-03-09
Movie Perfect Sense Michael 2011-09-29
Movie Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green 2010-03-26
Movie Beginners Oliver Fields 2010-09-11
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie Star War: The Third Gathers: The Backstroke of the West Ratio Tile 2009-01-27
Movie The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton 2009-10-17
Movie Amelia Gene Vidal 2009-10-22
Movie Deception Jonathan McQuarry 2008-04-24
Movie Incendiary Jasper Black 2008-01-20
Movie Miss Potter Norman Warne 2006-12-03
Movie The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid Himself - Narrator (voice) 2006-07-18
Movie Stormbreaker Ian Rider 2006-07-21
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy 2006-11-03
Movie Valiant Valiant (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-05-17
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005-11-01
Movie The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln 2005-07-21
Movie Stay Sam Foster 2005-09-24
Movie The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Movie Spooks & Creeps Stroller ("Desserts") 2004-10-26
Movie Faster & Faster Narrator (voice) 2004-11-20
Movie Faster Narrator 2003-05-15
Movie Down with Love Catcher Block 2003-05-08
Movie Young Adam Joe Taylor 2003-09-26
Movie Big Fish Younger Ed Bloom 2003-12-25
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-05-15
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi 2002-11-12
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001-05-01
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie Black Hawk Down Spec. John Grimes 2001-12-28
Movie Moulin Rouge! Christian 2001-05-24
Movie Anno Domini The Stranger 2000-01-01
Movie Killing Priscilla Himself 2000-06-02
Movie Nora James Joyce 2000-04-05
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi 1999-05-19
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ewan McGregor 1998-10-01
Movie Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998-10-23
Movie Little Voice Billy 1998-11-05
Movie Nightwatch Martin Bells 1997-01-31
Movie The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome 1997-05-14
Movie A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis 1997-10-24
Movie Trainspotting Mark "Rent Boy" Renton 1996-02-23
Movie Emma Frank Churchill 1996-08-02
Movie The Pillow Book Jerome 1996-05-12
Movie Brassed Off Andy Barrow 1996-11-01
Movie Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995-09-15
Movie Being Human Alvarez 1994-05-06
Movie Doggin' Around Tom Clayton 1994-10-16
Movie Shallow Grave Alex Law 1994-12-22
Series Lipstick on Your Collar Private Hopper 1993-02-21
Series Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel 1993-10-31