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Ewan McGregor

Birth Name: 
Ewan Gordon McGregor
Birthday: 
Wednesday, March 31, 1971
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Birth Place: 
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Height: 
5'10"

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 is married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "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 left the company in 2002. (IMDb)

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Ewan McGregor to Star in HBO's 'The Corrections'

Ewan McGregor has been tapped to star in HBO's drama pilot The Corrections. The Star Wars and Moulin Rouge actor will co-star alongside Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper in Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin's adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-seller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.... Read more
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Ewan McGregor Joining 'Jack the Giant Killer'

Ewan McGregor is in negotiations to join the cast of Jack the Giant Killer, New Line and Legendary's tentpole being directed by Bryan Singer.... Read more
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Gilliam's Don Quixote Bags Ewan McGregor

Good news! We bumped into the great Terry Gilliam last night at a party in Cannes for the Doha Film Institute, and he revealed to us exclusively that Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of his long-delayed film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.... Read more
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Reviews

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (BLU-RAY)

I had really high hopes for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. I expected it to be some sort of romantic comedy or just a romance film, but like 500 Days of Summer your getting the truth about love and life without all the cool music, decent chemistry, or even a real decent love story.... Read more
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

 Romantic comedies now a days are full of cheap laughs, cliche' moments and predictable plot twists. It is safe to say that Rom-Coms have not had it easy.... Read more
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Beginners (BLU-RAY)

“Beginners” is about Oliver (Ewan McGregor) and his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), who has just passed away from pancreatic cancer.... Read more
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The Island (BLU-RAY)

 The Island is a  from Michael Bay movie that begins as a sci-fi movie and then turns into a chase thriller. It centers on Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor), a survivor after the contamination of our world.... Read more
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Videos

Mortdecai (Trailer #1)

Mortdecai (Trailer #1)

Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp, Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn ... Read more
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August: Osage County (Trailer #2)

August: Osage County (Trailer #2)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them ... Read more
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Jack The Giant Slayer: I Had This CLIP

Jack The Giant Slayer: I Had This CLIP

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Jack The Giant Slayer: Here Comes The Thunder CLIP

Jack The Giant Slayer: Here Comes The Thunder CLIP

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Jack The Giant Slayer: Run! CLIP

Jack The Giant Slayer: Run! CLIP

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