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Encyclopedia > Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor

McGregor at the Stormbreaker premiere in July 2006
Born Ewan Gordon McGregor
March 31, 1971 (1971-03-31) (age 37)
Crieff, Scotland
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Eve Mavrakis (1995-present)

Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971; pronounced /ˌjuːən məˈgrɛgər/)[1] is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is ranked #36 in Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.[2] He is perhaps best known for playing the lead role in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars, his role as the romantic penniless writer in the 2001 award-winning Moulin Rouge!, and his motorcycle adventures with friend Charley Boorman. This article is about the 2006 film. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... , Crieff (Scottish Gaelic: , meaning tree) is principally a market town in Scotland but in recent years has developed into a hub for tourism, trading mainly on its whisky and cattle droving history. ... This article is about the country. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Eve Mavrakis (born June 22, 1966) is a French film production designer. ... The Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Andrei Tarkovskys The Mirror Le Fantôme de la liberté, one of the last films by Luis Bunuel (1974), which depicts seemingly random events, disrupting the conventions of storytelling in film. ... Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English director and film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. ... Trainspotting is a 1996 Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA-winning cult classic film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Prequel trilogy (often PT) is a term often used to descibe the first three films of the Star Wars saga. ... This article is about the series. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Charley Boorman (born on August 23, 1966 in Wimbledon, London, UK), is an English actor and the son of movie director John Boorman and his wife, the former Christel Kruse. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life and career

McGregor was born in the Perth Royal Infirmary, and was brought up in the nearby small town of Crieff, Scotland, and went to the independent fee-paying school Morrison's Academy. His mother, Carol Diane (née Lawson), is a teacher and school administrator, and his father, James Charles Stuart McGregor, is a physical education teacher.[3][4] His mother is the sister of actor Denis Lawson, the sister-in-law of the late actress Sheila Gish, and the stepaunt of Lou Gish. McGregor attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1988 to study drama. Six months before graduating, he won a leading role in Dennis Potter's six-part BBC series Lipstick on Your Collar, and has been working steadily ever since. He made his feature film debut in 1993 in Bill Forsyth's Being Human. The following year, he earned widespread praise and won an Empire Award for his performance in the thriller Shallow Grave, which marked his first collaboration with director Danny Boyle. His major international breakthrough soon followed with the role of heroin addict Mark Renton in Boyle's film version of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting (1996). Perth (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a royal burgh in central Scotland. ... , Crieff (Scottish Gaelic: , meaning tree) is principally a market town in Scotland but in recent years has developed into a hub for tourism, trading mainly on its whisky and cattle droving history. ... This article is about the country. ... , Morrisons Academy is an independent co-educational school in Crieff, Scotland, which provides nursery, primary and secondary school facilities. ... The French word née (feminine) or né (masculine) (or the English word nee) is still commonly used in some newspapers when mentioning the maiden name of a woman in engagement or wedding announcements. ... For university teachers, see professor. ... Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all area of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Denis Lawson (born September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland), is a Scottish actor. ... Sheila Gish (April 23, 1942 - March 9, 2005) was a British stage and television actress. ... Lou Gish (27 May 1967 – 20 February 2006) was an English stage, film and television actress. ... Guildhall School of Music and Drama is a music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in the City of London, UK. The first Guildhall School was housed in an old warehouse in Aldermanbury, but these premises soon proved too small. ... Liber Amoris Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935—7 June 1994) was a controversial British dramatist who is best known for several widely acclaimed television dramas which mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social. ... Lipstick on Your Collar is a 1993 British television serial written by Dennis Potter, originally broadcast on Channel 4. ... Since 1996, Empire—Britains biggest selling film magazine—has organised the annual Empire Movie Awards. ... Movie Poster Shallow Grave is a 1994 British thriller film, directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge. ... Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English director and film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... Irvine Welsh (born Leith, Edinburgh, September 27, 1958) is an acclaimed contemporary Scottish novelist, most famous for his novel Trainspotting. ... Trainspotting is a 1996 Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA-winning cult classic film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. ...


Leading man

McGregor has been featured as the male romantic lead in Hollywood films such as Moulin Rouge! and Down With Love, and in the British film Little Voice. He received excellent reviews for his performance as an amoral drifter mixed up in murder in the British film Young Adam (2003), which co-starred the acclaimed British actress Tilda Swinton. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Down with Love is a 2003 American romantic comedy film. ... Little Voice is a 1998 British film directed by Mark Herman, and adapted from Jim Cartwrights play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. ... Young Adam is a 2003 film written and directed by David Mackenzie, based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Trocchi, which was first published in 1957. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born November 5, 1960), better known as Tilda Swinton, is a Golden Globe Award-nominated British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. ...


He took on the role of a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, a role originally made famous by Sir Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars films. McGregor took very special care (especially in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) in his portrayal of Kenobi to ensure that Obi-Wan's mannerisms, speech timings, and accents closely resemble Obi-Wan's "Alec Guinness Self".[5] In appearing in Star Wars films, he was continuing a family tradition of sorts: his uncle, Denis Lawson, had played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy. McGregor was also offered the role as James Bond in Casino Royale but turned it down because he feared becoming typecast.[6] Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the series. ... Revenge of the Sith is the third film of the prequel trilogy. ... The Swan Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (April 2, 1914 - August 5, 2000) was a British actor who became one of the most versatile and best loved performers of his generation. ... Return of the Jedi is the third film of the original trilogy. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Denis Lawson (born September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland), is a Scottish actor. ... Wedge Antilles, played by Denis Lawson, is a fictional character in the original Star Wars trilogy and in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Casino Royale can refer to: In fiction: Casino Royale (novel), the first James Bond novel by Ian Fleming. ... For other meanings, see typecasting. ...


McGregor is one of the few major male actors to repeatedly do full-frontal nudity in many of his films, including Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine, The Pillow Book, and Young Adam. He also played gay or bisexual characters in two of these (Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book (1996) and Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine (1998)). Trainspotting is a 1996 Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA-winning cult classic film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by UK director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. ... Young Adam is a 2003 film written and directed by David Mackenzie, based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Trocchi, which was first published in 1957. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Peter Greenaway, CBE (born 5 April 1942) is a Welsh-born English [1] film director. ... The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by UK director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. ... Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ...


In 2005, McGregor lent his voice to two successful animated features: He provided the voice of the robot Rodney Copperbottom in Robots, which also featured the voices of Halle Berry and Robin Williams. He then voiced the lead character in Gary Chapman's Valiant, alongside Jim Broadbent, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais. Additionally in 2005, McGregor played two roles (one a clone of the other) opposite Scarlett Johansson in Michael Bay's The Island and then appeared in Marc Forster's Stay, a psychological thriller co-starring Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rodney Copperbottom is a fictional robot character from the animated film Robots. ... Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Gary Chapman (born 19 August 1957 in Waurika, Oklahoma) is a songwriter-singer and former television talkshow host. ... Valiant is a 2005 computer-animated film, which tells the tale of a group of messenger pigeons during World War II. Produced by Vanguard Animation, it was distributed Buena Vista Pictures in the United States and a variety of other companies internationally. ... James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... Cleese redirects here. ... Ricky Dene Gervais (IPA: ; born June 25, 1961) is an Emmy-, Golden Globe- and BAFTA award-winning English comic writer and performer from Reading, Berkshire. ... Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... The Island is a 2005 science fiction film directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. ... Marc Forster (born 1969 in Ulm, Germany) is a Swiss film director and screenwriter. ... Stay is an American film directed by Marc Forster and written by David Benioff. ... Psychological thriller is a specific sub-genre of the wide-ranging thriller genre. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British actress, raised predominately raised in Australia. ... Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian actor. ...


McGregor has narrated the STV show JetSet, a Scottish series following the lives of student pilots and navigators at RAF Lossiemouth as they undergo a gruelling six-month course learning to fly the Tornado GR4 – the RAF's primary attack aircraft. In theatre, he starred alongside Jane Krakowski, Douglas Hodge, and Jenna Russell in the original Donmar Warehouse production of Guys and Dolls[7] in London at the Piccadilly Theatre. He played the leading role of Sky Masterson, made famous by Marlon Brando in the movie, and he received the LastMinute.com award for Best Actor in 2005.[8] He was also nominated for an Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.[9] McGregor appears opposite Colin Farrell in Cassandra's Dream, released on January 18, 2008, and will co-star with Daniel Craig in Dan Harris' upcoming film adaptation of Glen Duncan's novel I, Lucifer. This article is about the Scottish television network. ... Jane Krakowski (née Krajkowski, born October 11, 1968 in Parsippany, New Jersey) is a Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Douglas Hodge (born 1960 in Plymouth, Devon, England, UK) is a British television actor. ... Jenna Russell (born 5 October 1967) is an English actress who appeared as Maggie in the comedy On The Up and as Deborah Gilder in Born and Bred. ... The Donmar Warehouse is a small theatre in the Covent Garden area of the West End of London. ... Guys and Dolls is a musical, with the music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown, a short story by Damon Runyon. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Piccadilly Theatre is situated on Denman Street in Londons West End, hidden behind Piccadilly Circus. ... Guys And Dolls is a successful 1950 musical. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander, In Bruges. ... Cassandras Dream is the next film from the director Woody Allen. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Wroughton Craig[1] (born 2 March 1968[2]) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Glen Duncan is a British author born in 1965 in Bolton, England to an Anglo-Indian family. ... I, Lucifer is a novel by Glen Duncan. ...


From December 2007 to February 2008, he starred as Iago in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello and Kelly Reilly as Desdemona,[10][11] a role he will reprise on BBC Radio Three in May 2008. For other uses, see Iago (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Othello (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Kelly Reilly Kelly Reilly (born 1977) is a British actress who, in 2004, became the youngest ever best actress nominee at the Olivier Awards. ... Desdemona may refer to: Desdemona (Othello), is a fictional character in William Shakespeares play (Othello) Desdemona (moon), a moon of Uranus 666 Desdemona, an asteroid Desdemona, Texas Desdemona Music Festival, 2006 music festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... BBC Radio 3 is a domestic UK BBC radio station, launched as The BBC Third Programme in 1946. ...


Personal life

McGregor has in the past been outspoken against other celebrities, notably fellow Scottish actor Sean Connery, about whom he is alleged to have said that he "resented being told how to feel about Scotland by someone who hadn't lived there in 25 years".[12] Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ...


A keen motorcyclist since his youth, McGregor undertook a marathon motorcycle trip with his friend Charley Boorman and cameraman Claudio von Planta in 2004. From mid-April to the end of July, they travelled from London to New York via central Europe, Ukraine, Russia (including Siberia), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Canada on BMW R1150GS Adventure motorcycles, for a cumulative distance of 22,345 miles (35,960 km). [13][citation needed] The trip formed the basis of a TV series and a best-selling book, both called Long Way Round. En route the Long Way Round team took time out to see some of UNICEF's work in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. The Long Way Round team reunited in 2007 for another motorcycle trip from John o' Groats in Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa. The journey, entitled Long Way Down lasted from May 12 until August 5, 2007.[14] Charley Boorman (born on August 23, 1966 in Wimbledon, London, UK), is an English actor and the son of movie director John Boorman and his wife, the former Christel Kruse. ... Claudio von Planta (born 16 September 1962) is a Swiss cameraman, director and filmmaker. ... Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... This article is about Siberia as a whole. ... Long Way Round (LWR) is a documentary television series, DVD set and book documenting the 19,000 mile (31,000 km) journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... John o Groats (Taigh Iain Ghròt in Scottish Gaelic) (grid reference ND380734) is a village in the traditional county of Caithness, in the Highland council area of Scotland, and is usually regarded as the most northerly settlement on the mainland of Great Britain. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - Total 2,499 km² (964. ... For the song by The Goo Goo Dolls, see Long Way Down (song). ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On July 22, 1995, in a village in France, McGregor married Eve Mavrakis, a French production designer, whom he met while filming a guest appearance on the British television series Kavanagh QC.[15] They have two daughters together, Clara Mathilde (born February 1996) and Esther Rose (born November 7, 2001). In April 2006, McGregor and his wife adopted Jamiyan, a four-year-old girl from Mongolia.[16] They currently reside in North London. McGregor refuses to talk about his family in interviews; "because it's private".[17] is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Eve Mavrakis (born June 22, 1966) is a French film production designer. ... Production designer is a term used in the movie and television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. ... Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Carlton Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ...


McGregor's brother, Colin, is a Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force.[18] The Tornado GR4 is a Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) used for low-level penetration to attack ground targets. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... RAF redirects here. ...


In a November 2007 episode of Parkinson, Ewan claimed that he has given up alcohol after a period where he was arguably a functioning alcoholic, and that he has not had a drink in seven years.[19] November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year. ... Parkinson is a British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson. ... King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Being Human Alvarez
1994 Shallow Grave Alex Law Empire Award - Best British Actor
1995 Blue Juice Dean Raymond
1996 Trainspotting Mark Renton Scottish BAFTA Awards - Best Actor in a Leading Role
Empire Awards - Best British Actor
ALFS Awards - British Actor of the Year
Nominated: MTV Movie Awards - Best Breakthrough Performance
The Pillow Book Jerome
Emma Frank Churchill
Brassed Off Andy
1997 Nightwatch Martin Bells
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis Empire Awards - Best British Actor
Nominated: MTV Movie Award - Best Dance Sequence (shared with Cameron Diaz)
1998 Desserts Stroller
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild
Little Voice Billy Nominated: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - shared with Annette Badland Brenda Blethyn Jim Broadbent Michael Caine Jane Horrocks Philip Jackson
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi Nominated: Saturn Award - Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Blockbuster Entertainment Awards - Favorite Actor; Action/Science Fiction
Nominated: MTV Movie Award - Best Fight, shared with Liam Neeson and Ray Park
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson
2000 Nora James Joyce Nominated: Irish Film and Television Awards - Best Actor
2001 Moulin Rouge! Christian ALFS Awards - British Actor of the Year
Empire Awards - Best British Actor
MTV Movie Award - Best Musical Sequence (shared with Nicole Kidman)
Golden Satellite Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - shared with Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo, Richard Roxburgh
Nominated: Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated: Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards - Best Actor
Nominated: MTV Movie Award - Best Kiss (shared with Nicole Kidman)
Black Hawk Down SPC John Grimes Nominated: Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Best Acting Ensemble (shared with Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Josh Hartnett, Jason Isaacs, Sam Shepard, Tom Sizemore)
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi
2003 Down with Love Catcher Block
Young Adam Joe Taylor Scottish BAFTA Awards - Best Actor In A Leading Role
Nominated: British Independent Film Award - Best Actor
Nominated: Empire Awards - Best British Actor
Faster Narrator (voice)
Big Fish Young Edward Bloom
2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
Valiant Valiant (voice)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi Nominated: MTV Movie Awards - Best Fight (shared with Hayden Christensen)
Nominated: MTV Movie Awards - Best Hero
The Island Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln
Stay Sam Foster
2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy
Miss Potter Norman Warne
Stormbreaker Ian Rider
2007 Cassandra's Dream Ian
2008 Deception Jonathan awaiting release
Incendiary Jasper Black awaiting release
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (voice) post-production
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris filming
I, Lucifer Declan Gunn on hold

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The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by UK director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. ... Emma is a 1996 period film based on the similarly titled novel by Jane Austen. ... Brassed Off (1996) is a British film written and directed by Mark Herman. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Nightwatch is a 1997 thriller horror movie starring Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette and Nick Nolte. ... The Serpents Kiss is a 1997 film directed by Philippe Rousselot. ... A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 romantic/black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Boyle and John Hodge. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Desserts is a 1998 short film directed by Jeff Stark and starring Ewan McGregor. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... Little Voice is a 1998 British film directed by Mark Herman, and adapted from Jim Cartwrights play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. ... The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... Annette Badland Annette Badland is a British actress. ... Brenda Blethyn OBE (born 20 February 1946) is an English Golden Globe winning and Academy Award-nominated film, stage, television and voice actress, and writer. ... James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Jane Horrocks Jane Horrocks (born January 18, 1964) is an English actress and singer. ... Philip Jackson is an award winning British sculptor, noted for his modern style and emphasis on form. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... 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Nora is a 2000 movie directed by Pat Murphy about Irish author James Joyce. ... The IFTA Award (Irish Film & Television Award) first appeared in 1999. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] actress and occasional singer. ... The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... 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Lipstick on Your Collar is a 1993 British television serial written by Dennis Potter, originally broadcast on Channel 4. ... Tales from the Crypt is an American horror anthology TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO. It was based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and was produced by The Geffen Film Company in association with Warner Bros. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Long Way Round (LWR) is a documentary television series, DVD set and book documenting the 19,000 mile (31,000 km) journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles. ... Long Way Down is the title of the latest motorbike adventure being undertaken by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. ...

Discography

Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The romantic song from the movie Moulin Rouge Featuring the voice talents of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman ... Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] actress and occasional singer. ... Your Song is a ballad composed & performed by musician Elton John. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] actress and occasional singer. ...

References

  1. ^ See Pronunciation of Ewan McGregor.
  2. ^ "Biography for Ewan McGregor". IMDb.com. Retrieved on January 23, 2008.
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  4. ^ Ewan McGregor Biography (1971-). filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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  9. ^ The nominees and winners of the 2006 Laurence Olivier Awards. The Society of London Theatre. Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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  19. ^ Parkinson Interview. youTube.com. Retrieved on January 23, 2008.

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