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Ewan McGregor is a famous Scottish actor

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BirthdayMarch 31, 1971
NationalityScottish
FamousHumanitarian, School Dropouts, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesEve Mavrakis
SiblingsColin
Known asEwan Gordon McGregor OBE
Childrens Anouk McGregor, Clara Mathilde McGregor, Esther Rose McGregor, Jamiyan McGregor
Universities
  • Morrison's Academy
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Birth PlacePerth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height178cm
GenderMale
FatherJames Charles Stewart
MotherCarole Diane (née Lawson)
Net Worth$45 million as of Mar 20,2017
Sun SignAries
Born inPerth, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Who is Ewan McGregor?

Ewan McGregor is an eminent Scottish actor who is best-known for his roles in ‘Trainspotting’ and the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy, which gave him his two biggest career breakthroughs. He is the entrepreneur of ‘Natural Nylon’ and has appeared in a number of low-budget, artsy Hollywood films before he was offered the indelible roles of ‘Mark Renton’ and ‘Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi’. His on-screen charisma and his dapper-good-looks gathered a cult following around the world and also got him noticed for challenging roles in non-commercial, inventive films like ‘Down With Love’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’. Apart from acting for films, he is also a theatre artist and has appeared in a number of theatrical productions including, ‘Little Malcolm and His Struggles against the Eunuchs’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘Othello’. His acting capabilities earned him the respect of his contemporaries and even though his choices of roles were a little different from his counterparts, he was lauded for his confidence in being able to pull them off. He is a keen motorcyclist and has partaken in a number of motorcycle marathons. Additionally, he indulges in numerous interesting adventures and has traveled long distances around the globe. He is currently married and is also involved in various humanitarian charities. Scroll further for more.

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Childhood & Early Life

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born to James Charles Stewart and Carole Diane in the Royal Infirmary in Perth, Scotland. His father was a teacher with the ‘physical education’ department and his mother was a school administrator and a teacher.

He was brought up in Crieff, a small town nearby and he studied at ‘Morrison’s Academy’ and joined the ‘Perth Repertory Theater’.

He then went on to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Here, he studied alongside Alistair McGowan and Daniel Craig.

Career

He landed a major role as ‘Private Mick Hopper’ in ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’, a musical-comedy, in 1993. The same year, he also starred in the British television mini-series, ‘The Scarlet & the Black’ and ‘Being Human’.

In 1994, he was lauded for his performance in ‘Shallow Grave’, a thriller, for which he won an important award.

Two years later, in 1996, he got his first major breakthrough as the heroin addict in ‘Trainspotting’, which was a film adaptation of a novel of the same name.

In 1997, he was cast as ‘Duncan Stewart’ in an episode in the famous television series, ‘ER’. His role earned him an illustrious nomination with the Primetime Emmy Awards.

In 1998, he was cast as the protagonist for ‘Little Voice’ and the following year, he starred in the hit, ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ as Jedi Obi-Wan-Kenobi.

From 1998 to 1999, he starred in the theatre production, ‘Little Malcolm and His Struggles against the Eunuchs’, which opened at Hampstead Theatre and Comedy Theatre.

He appeared in ‘Moulin Rouge!’ alongside Nicole Kidman, as ‘Christian’, in 2001. He reprised his role as Jedi Obi-Wan-Kenobi in ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’, the following year.

In 2003, he was cast opposite Renee Zellweger in, ‘Down with Love’, which was a light-hearted, romantic film. The same year, he also appeared in the fantasy film, ‘Big Fish’ as ‘Edward Bloom’. His role in the drama, ‘Young Adam’ earned him a lot of accolades.

He was cast as ‘Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi’ for the last time in ‘Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith’, in 2005, following which he lent his voice for two animated films ‘Robots’ and ‘Valiant’. Furthermore, he was cast opposite Scarlett Johansson in ‘The Island’.

From 2005 to 2007, he starred in ‘Guys and Dolls’, a Donmar Warehouse production at the Piccadilly Theatre.

In 2007, he starred in ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ and two years later, he appeared in ‘I Love You Philip Morris’, ‘Amelia’ and ‘Angels & Demons’. The same year, he worked on the production of ‘Othello’ and also reprised his role as ‘lago’ for BBC Radio 3.

In 2012, he appeared in ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ and ‘The Impossible’, both of which earned him nomination at the prestigious award functions. He is currently working with Daniel Craig for the film adaptation of ‘I, Lucifer’.

Major Works

Ewan McGregor’s first major breakthrough was in the 1996 blockbuster hit, ‘Trainspotting’. Directed by Danny Boyle, this movie centers around the life of heroin addicts, particularly one individual, ‘Mark Renton’, played by McGregor. The movie is rated as one of the ‘Top 100 British films of all time’ and according to a public poll, is rated as the ‘Best Scottish film of all time’. The film collected a whopping $72,000,000 at the box-office and gave McGregor his first major hit.

Awards & Achievements

He won the BAFTA Scotland Award for ‘Best Actor’ for ‘Trainspotting’, in 1996.

He was conferred the title of ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ for his contributions to charity and drama, in the 2013 New Year Honors.

Personal Life & Legacy

Ewan McGregor married Eve Mavrakis and the couple have four daughters together; Clara Mathilde, Esther Rose, Jamyan and Annouk. They currently reside in Los Angeles, California.

He is a UNICEF ambassador and is an avid motorcyclist. He has also been part of a vaccination program wherein he travelled by foot to administer vaccines to children in India, Nepal and the Republic of Congo.

Recently, he stated that he was a functioning alcoholic, but gave it up.

Trivia

This famous Hollywood actor from the ‘Trainspotting’ fame went through a surgery to remove a cancerous mole.

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Ewan McGregor awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2018Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFargo (2014)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2002Best Musical SequenceMoulin Rouge! (2001)

Ewan McGregor biography timelines

  • // 31st Mar 1971
    Ewan Gordon McGregor was born to James Charles Stewart and Carole Diane in the Royal Infirmary in Perth, Scotland. His father was a teacher with the ‘physical education’ department and his mother was a school administrator and a teacher.
  • // 1993
    He landed a major role as ‘Private Mick Hopper’ in ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’, a musical-comedy, in 1993. The same year, he also starred in the British television mini-series, ‘The Scarlet & the Black’ and ‘Being Human’.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he was lauded for his performance in ‘Shallow Grave’, a thriller, for which he won an important award.
  • // 1996
    Ewan McGregor’s first major breakthrough was in the 1996 blockbuster hit, ‘Trainspotting’. Directed by Danny Boyle, this movie centers around the life of heroin addicts, particularly one individual, ‘Mark Renton’, played by McGregor. The movie is rated as one of the ‘Top 100 British films of all time’ and according to a public poll, is rated as the ‘Best Scottish film of all time’. The film collected a whopping $72,000,000 at the box-office and gave McGregor his first major hit.
  • // 1996
    He won the BAFTA Scotland Award for ‘Best Actor’ for ‘Trainspotting’, in 1996.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he was cast as ‘Duncan Stewart’ in an episode in the famous television series, ‘ER’. His role earned him an illustrious nomination with the Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he was cast as the protagonist for ‘Little Voice’ and the following year, he starred in the hit, ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ as Jedi Obi-Wan-Kenobi.
  • // 1998 To 1999
    From 1998 to 1999, he starred in the theatre production, ‘Little Malcolm and His Struggles against the Eunuchs’, which opened at Hampstead Theatre and Comedy Theatre.
  • // 2001
    He appeared in ‘Moulin Rouge!’ alongside Nicole Kidman, as ‘Christian’, in 2001. He reprised his role as Jedi Obi-Wan-Kenobi in ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’, the following year.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he was cast opposite Renee Zellweger in, ‘Down with Love’, which was a light-hearted, romantic film. The same year, he also appeared in the fantasy film, ‘Big Fish’ as ‘Edward Bloom’. His role in the drama, ‘Young Adam’ earned him a lot of accolades.
  • // 2005
    He was cast as ‘Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi’ for the last time in ‘Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith’, in 2005, following which he lent his voice for two animated films ‘Robots’ and ‘Valiant’. Furthermore, he was cast opposite Scarlett Johansson in ‘The Island’.
  • // 2005 To 2007
    From 2005 to 2007, he starred in ‘Guys and Dolls’, a Donmar Warehouse production at the Piccadilly Theatre.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he starred in ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ and two years later, he appeared in ‘I Love You Philip Morris’, ‘Amelia’ and ‘Angels & Demons’. The same year, he worked on the production of ‘Othello’ and also reprised his role as ‘lago’ for BBC Radio 3.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he appeared in ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ and ‘The Impossible’, both of which earned him nomination at the prestigious award functions. He is currently working with Daniel Craig for the film adaptation of ‘I, Lucifer’.
  • // 2013
    He was conferred the title of ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ for his contributions to charity and drama, in the 2013 New Year Honors.

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Ewan McGregor's FAQ

  • What is Ewan McGregor birthday?

    Ewan McGregor was born at 1971-03-31

  • Where is Ewan McGregor's birth place?

    Ewan McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

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    Ewan McGregor's nationalities is Scottish

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    Ewan McGregor's spouses is Eve Mavrakis

  • Who is Ewan McGregor siblings?

    Ewan McGregor's siblings is Colin

  • Who is Ewan McGregor childrens?

    Ewan McGregor's childrens is Anouk McGregor, Clara Mathilde McGregor, Esther Rose McGregor, Jamiyan McGregor

  • What was Ewan McGregor universities?

    Ewan McGregor studied at Morrison's Academy, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • How tall is Ewan McGregor?

    Ewan McGregor's height is 178

  • Who is Ewan McGregor's father?

    Ewan McGregor's father is James Charles Stewart

  • Who is Ewan McGregor's mother?

    Ewan McGregor's mother is Carole Diane (née Lawson)

  • What is Ewan McGregor's sun sign?

    Ewan McGregor is Aries