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Ewan McGregor


Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Trainspotting
Trainspotting Renton
(1996)
Big Fish
Big Fish Ed Bloom - Young
(2003)

Filmography

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 2018 Zoe (filming)
  The Land of Sometimes (pre-production)
The Wish Collector
 2017 Czerwony punkt (Short)
Brown
 2017 Now You See It (Short)
Voiceover (voice)
 2015 Miles Ahead
Dave Braden
 2015 Doll & Em (TV Series)
Ewan
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Ewan
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Ewan
 2015 GivingTales (Video Game)
Narrator: The Little Match Girl (voice)
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Cowboy at Fair
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Chip
 2011 Haywire
Kenneth
 2010 Beginners
Oliver
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Chris (voice)
 2005/I Stay
Dr. Sam Foster
 2005 Valiant
Valiant (voice)
 2005 Robots
Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
 2002 Solid Geometry (TV Short)
Phil
 2000 Anno Domini (Short)
The Stranger
 2000 Nora
James Joyce
 1999 Eye of the Beholder
Eye
 1999 Rogue Trader
Nick Leeson
 1999 Desserts (Short)
Stroller
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Ewan McGregor
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
Meneer Chrome
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Duncan Stewart
- The Long Way Around (1997) ... Duncan Stewart
 1996 Brassed Off
Andy
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Ford
- Cold War (1996) ... Ford
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini-Series)
Young Man
- Tuesday (1996) ... Young Man
 1995 Blue Juice
Dean Raymond
 1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
David Robert Armstrong
- Nothing But the Truth (1995) ... David Robert Armstrong
 1994 Screen One (TV Series)
Tom Clayton
- Doggin' Around (1994) ... Tom Clayton
 1994 Being Human
Alvarez
 1993 Family Style (TV Short)
Jimmie
 1993 Scarlet and Black (TV Mini-Series)
Julien Sorel
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Julien Sorel
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Julien Sorel
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Julien Sorel
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Appeared in Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen music video "Hourglass". See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 28 Interviews | 31 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I hated Clueless (1995) with a passion. I thought it would have been a really good film if someone had blown her head off at the end with a really huge gun. I mean, this rich bitch suddenly becomes charitable and then she's okay? And then there's the token black friend. It was so corrupt, so L.A., I hated it. See more »

Trivia:

Was the original choice for the role of Jim in 28 Days Later... (2002), directed by Danny Boyle who has worked with Ewan three times previously. However, due to their temporary falling out between 2000 and 2009, Cillian Murphy was chosen. See more »

Trademark:

Mole on his forehead, until he had it removed See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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