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 encoura...
Born on March 31, 1971
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Height 1.77m / 5' 10"
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 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 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 television series Kavanagh QC (1995). They married in France in the summer of 1995 and have two daughters, Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose. McGregor formed a production company, with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Damon Bryant, Bradley Adams and Geoff Deehan, called "Natural Nylon", and hoped it would make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards. McGregor and Bryant left the company in 2002. He was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama and charity.Read More
Mole on his forehead, until he had it removed
Red hair and blue eyes
Former roommate of Jude Law. They are still close friends.
His first name is pronounced "you-an".
Was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster at a graduation ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland (July 5, 2001).
In the film Moulin Rouge! (2001), McGregor sang alongside Nicole Kidman.
Originally auditioned for the role of Mercutio in the film Romeo + Juliet (1996). He later got his chance to work with "Romeo + Juliet" director Baz Luhrmann when he was cast as Christian in Moulin Rouge! (2001).
Was originally up for the lead role in The Beach (2000), which would have reunited him with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge who collaborated with McGregor on Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) and A Life Less Ordinary (1997). The role ultimately went to Leonardo DiCaprio. While McGregor blamed studio influence for the casting decision, he did not speak to either Boyle nor Hodge for years afterwards, commenting in an interview that he felt betrayed and the friendship was over. However, McGregor and Boyle made amends in 2015, with McGregor stating he has changed his opinion about the whole matter, and has moved on.
He met his wife, Eve Mavrakis, while filming for Kavanagh QC (1995).
Born at 3:45pm-CET
Nephew of Denis Lawson.
Ranked #36 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Actually, I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now, that would be interesting.
My uncle would appear back from London, where he lived in the 70s, in sheepskin waistcoats and beads and no shoes. As an actor he had something about him that I liked and wanted to have. So that's one element: to be like my uncle, to be different.
[My fans] say, "I've seen Star Wars and Moulin Rouge! What else should we try to see you in?". I always tell 'em to get The Pillow Book (1996). That would be a bit of an eye-opener for them, wouldn't it?
I fight cynicism. It's too easy. It's really boring. It's much harder to be positive and see the wonder of everything. Cynicism is a bunch of people who aren't as talented as other people, knocking them because they make them feel even more untalented.
I was with a friend of mine recently who was dying and while he was lying there with his family around his bed, I just knew that was it, that was the best you can hope for in life - to have your family and the people who love you around you at the end.
I won't buy into the Hollywood thing... I want to be in good movies.
It's a great feeling of power to be naked in front of people. We're happy to watch actual incredible graphic violence and gore, but as soon as somebody's naked it seems like the public goes a bit bananas about the whole thing.
Isn't Halle Berry the most beautiful woman? I have a film I'd like to be in her with. I mean, I'd like to be with her in" - At the 2002 Golden Globe Awards commenting to Melissa Rivers on Halle Berry, who just walked by.
I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own lightsaber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight.
I'm doing my bit for the women's movement. The women have always been naked in movies and now I'm just desperate to take my clothes off as much as possible.
|Eve Mavrakis||July 22, 1995 - present||(4 children)|
|The South Bank Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,2003)|
|Live! with Kelly||Himself-Guest(9episodes,2009-2016)|
|Tales from the Crypt||Ford(1episode,1996)|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Himself-Guest(9episodes,2001-2012)|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Himself-Guest(1episode,2006)|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Himself-Guest(3episodes,2001-2011)|
|The Scarlet and the Black||JulienSorel(3episodes,1993)|
|Lipstick on Your Collar||PrivateHopper(6episodes,1993)|
|The Pillow Book||Jerome|
|A Life Less Ordinary||RobertLewis|
|The Serpent's Kiss||MeneerChrome|
|Eye of the Beholder||Eye|
|Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||Obi-WanKenobi|
|Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||Obi-WanKenobi|
|Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith||Obi-WanKenobi|
|CBS News Sunday Morning||Himself-Guest(1episode,2012)|
|In the Wild||Himself(1episode,2001)|
|Welcome to Hollywood||EwanMcGregor|
|Welcome to Hollywood|
|Nulle part ailleurs||Himself(1episode,1996)|
|Caiga quien caiga - CQC||Himself(1episode,2012)|
|The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story||Himself|
|Caiga quien caiga||Himself(1episode,1999)|
|Black Hawk Down||Grimes|
|Comic Relief: The Record Breaker||Himself|
|1997 MTV Movie Awards||Himself|
|Friday Night with Jonathan Ross||Himself-Guest(3episodes,2004-2009)|
|R2-D2: Beneath the Dome||Himself(uncredited)|
|+ de cinéma||Himself(1episode,2001)|
|Revealed with Jules Asner||Himself-Guest(1episode,2002)|
|Down with Love||CatcherBlock|
|The 74th Annual Academy Awards||Christian(archivefootage)(uncredited)|
|HBO First Look||Himself(5episodes,2001-2005)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Himself-Guest/...(4episodes,2013-2016)|
|Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway||Himself(1episode,2005)|
|2002 MTV Movie Awards||Himself|
|An Audience with Elton John||Himself(uncredited)|
|The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'||Himself|
|The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards||Himself-Nominee:BestActorinaMotionPicture-MusicalorComedy|
|The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'||Himself|
|Comme au cinéma||Himself(1episode,2005)|
|MTV Video Music Awards 1996||Himself-Presenter|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Himself-Guest(6episodes,2008-2015)|
|Días de cine||Himself-Interviewee(3episodes,2010-2011)|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||Himself(3episodes,2010-2012)|
|Entertainers with Byron Allen||Himself-Guest(1episode,2012)|
|The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards||Himself-Co-Presenter:BestForeignLanguageFilm|
|The New Paul O'Grady Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,2005)|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Himself-Guest(4episodes,2008-2011)|
|Tribeca Film Festival Presents||Himself|
|Science of Star Wars||(archivefootage)(3episodes,2005)|
|'Star Wars': Feel the Force||Himself|
|Lego Star Wars: The Video Game||Obi-WanKenobi(archivesound)(uncredited)|
|Episode dated 14 March 2005||Himself|
|Episode dated 23 May 1999||Himself|
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