Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Mar. 31st, 1971
Born in
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
175 cm

Ewan McGregor's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Long Way Down (UK) TV Show
Long Way Down (UK)
Long Way Round (UK) TV Show
Long Way Round (UK)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2016 - Last Days In The Desert
2015 - Mortdecai
2015 - Son of a Gun
2014 - A Million Ways to Die in the West
2014 - Jane Got a Gun
2013 - Jack the Giant Slayer
2013 - August: Osage County
2012 - Haywire
2011 - Perfect Sense
2011 - Jackboots on Whitehall
2011 - Beginners
2010 - Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
2010 - The Ghost Writer
2009 - Amelia
2009 - The Men Who Stare at Goats
2009 - I Love You Phillip Morris
2009 - Angels & Demons
2007 - Cassandra's Dream
2006 - Miss Potter
2006 - Scenes of a Sexual Nature
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2005 - The Island
2005 - Valiant
2005 - Robots
2005 - The Island
2003 - Big Fish
2003 - Down with Love
2003 - Young Adam
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2001 - Black Hawk Down
2001 - Moulin Rouge!
1999 - Rogue Trader
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1999 - Eye of the Beholder
1998 - Velvet Goldmine
1998 - Little Voice
1997 - The Serpent's Kiss
1997 - A Life Less Ordinary
1997 - Nightwatch
1996 - The Pillow Book
1996 - Brassed Off
1996 - Emma
1996 - Trainspotting
1995 - Blue Juice

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Emmit Stussy
Himself - Guest
[Complete List]


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 (I) and Alistair McGowan among others, and left right before graduating after snagging the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter (I)'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 (I) and produced by Andrew MacDonald (I). 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 has formed a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they hope it will make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.

  • Originally auditioned for the role of Mercutio in the 1996 film _Romeo + Juliet (1996)_ (qv). He later got his chance to work with "Romeo" director 'Baz Luhrmann' (qv) when he was cast as Christian in _Moulin Rouge! (2001)_ (qv).
  • Refused to have his wife and kids visit him on the set of _Black Hawk Down (2001)_, because he felt the content was too violent and too bloody for them to see.
  • Was originally up for the lead role in _The Beach (2000/I)_ (qv), which would have reunited him with director 'Danny Boyle' (qv) and screenwriter 'John Hodge (I)' (qv) who collaborated with McGregor on _Shallow Grave (1994)_ (qv), _Trainspotting (1996)_ (qv) and _A Life Less Ordinary (1997)_ (qv). The role went to 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv). While McGregor blames studio influence for the casting decision he has not spoken to either Boyle nor Hodge since.
  • While he usually takes his family along with him during his movie shoots, he left them at home during the shoot of _Young Adam (2003)_ (qv).
  • Although his motorcycles of choice include an MV Agusta F4S and a KTM Duke, McGregor and pal 'Charley Boorman' (qv) each rode a BMW 1150GS Adventure for their marathon trip around the world in _"Long Way Round"_ (2004) (mini).
  • Was considered to play James Bond in _Casino Royale (2006)_ (qv).
  • He actually dropped out of school because his mother wanted him to.
  • Ewan and his wife Eve have the same initials, even with her maiden name.

Related sites for this celeb
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
» Zap2it.com
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.