Ewan McGregor Biography (1971-)

First name is pronounced "You-in"; full name, Ewan Gordon McGregor; born March 31, 1971, in Crieff, Perth, Scotland; son of James (a physical education teacher) and Carol (a school administrator and teacher) McGregor; nephew of Denis Lawson (an actor); married Eve Mavrakis (a production designer), July, 1995; children: Clara Mathilde, Esther Rose. Addresses: Agent: Brandt Joel, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Lindy King, Peters Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
March 31, 1971
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Alvarez, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Alex Law, Shallow Grave, Gramercy Pictures, 1994
  • Dean Raymond, Blue Juice, 1995
  • Jerome, The Pillow Book, Cinepix Film Properties, 1995
  • Andy, Brassed Off!, Miramax, 1996
  • Frank Churchill, Emma, Miramax, 1996
  • Mark Renton (also known as "Rents" or "Rent Boy"), Trainspotting,Miramax, 1996
  • Meneer Chrome, The Serpent's Kiss (also known as Le baiser du serpent and Der Schlangenkuss), 1997
  • Robert Lewis, A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Billy, Little Voice, Miramax, 1998
  • Curt Wild, Velvet Goldmine, Miramax, 1998
  • Martin Bells, Nightwatch, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1998
  • Stroller, Desserts, 1998
  • Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I: The Beginning, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, and Star Wars: The Balance of the Force), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Himself, Killing Priscilla, 2000
  • Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema, 2000
  • Stephen Wilson (The Eye), Eye of the Beholder, Destination Films,2000
  • Anno Domini, 2000
  • Christian, Moulin Rouge!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • James Joyce, Nora (also known as Nora--Die leidenschaftliche Liebe von James Joyce), Andora Pictures International, 2001
  • Specialist John "Grimsey" Grimes, Black Hawk Down, Columbia, 2001
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones (alsoknown as Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience, Star Wars II, and Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Catcher Block, Down with Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Narrator, Faster, Spark Productions, 2003
  • Young Edward "Ed" Bloom, Big Fish, Columbia, 2003
  • Joe Taylor, Young Adam, Sony Pictures Classics, 2004
  • Sam Foster, Stay, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer, Nora (also known as Nora--Die leidenschaftliche Liebe von James Joyce), Andora Pictures International, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Julien Sorel, The Scarlet and the Black (also known as Red andBlack), BBC, 1993
  • Private Mick Hopper, Lipstick on Your Collar, Channel 4, 1993
  • Young man, Karaoke, 1996
  • Movies
  • Tom Clayton, Doggin' Around, BBC, 1994
  • Nick Leeson, Rogue Trader, Cinemax, 1999
  • Specials
  • (Uncredited) Himself, An Audience with Elton John, 1997
  • Himself, Comic Relief: The Record Breaker, BBC, 1999
  • Himself, The Concorde: A Supersonic Story, The Discovery Channel,2000
  • (And in archive footage) Himself, The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of "Moulin Rouge!," HBO, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Himself, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, 2001
  • Trips Money Can't Buy, Travel Channel, 2002
  • The 100 Greatest Musicals, 2003
  • 100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival, MTV andVH1, 2003
  • Also appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi in A Big Histeria Crossover Party 2: The Summer Party.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 1996 MTV Music Awards, MTV, 1996
  • Presenter, 1997 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1997
  • 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002
  • Episodic
  • David Armstrong, "Nothing but the Truth," Kavanagh QC, ITV, 1995
  • Ford, "Cold War," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1996
  • Duncan Stewart, "The Long Way Around," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997
  • Himself, Parkinson, BBC, 1998, 2003
  • Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2001
  • "Moulin Rouge," AMC Backstory, American Movie Classics, 2001
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Himself, "The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor" (also known as"Polar Bears in the Wild"), Nature, PBS, 2002
  • Himself, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Himself, "Steve McQueen," Hollywood Greats, BBC, 2002
  • Himself, The South Bank Show, London Weekend Television, 2003
  • Himself, Film '04, BBC, 2004
  • Appeared as the voice of Gennai in "The Legend of the DigiDestined," Digimon: The Live Action Series.
  • Other
  • Jimmy, Family Style, 1993
  • Phil, Solid Geometry, 2002
  • Appeared in a British broadcast of Charlotte's Web; voice of NigelSpot for Secret Crisis on Infinite Worlds.
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • "Bone," Tube Tales, SKY TV, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Nicholas "Nick" Beckett, What the Butler Saw, Salisbury Playhouse,c. 1993
  • Scrawdyke, Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, The Essence of Combat: Making "Black Hawk Down," 2003
  • Music Videos
  • "Black Eyed Boy," by Texas, 1997
  • (In archive footage) "Lust for Life," by Iggy Pop, c. 1997

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • McGregor's performance in the film Desserts was included in the compilation video Film-Fest DVD: Issue 3--Toronto, BroadcastDVD, 2000.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Newsmakers 1998, Issue 2, Gale, 1998
    • Pendreigh, Brian, Ewan McGregor, Thunder's Mouth Press, 1998
    • Robb, Brian J., Ewan McGregor: From Junkie to Jedi, Plexus Publishing, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Buzz, Volume 8, issue 2, pp. 71-77
    • Details, November, 1997, pp. 142-47, 192
    • Detroit Free Press, June 1, 1997, p. G1
    • Empire, March, 1996, pp. 96-97; October, 1997, p. 194; August, 1999, pp. 122-28; June, 2000, pp. 10-12, 15
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 27, 1996; June 13, 1997, p. 28
    • Esquire, May, 1999
    • Evening Standard (London), August 3, 2001
    • Face, issue 98, 1996, pp. 68-76, 220-22
    • GQ, May, 1999, p. 198
    • Interview, November, 1998, pp. 98-106; May, 2004, pp. 86-89
    • Los Angeles Times, October 19, 1997
    • Maxim Fashion, spring/summer, 2002, pp. 78-83
    • Movieline, August, 1996
    • New York Times, June 1, 1997, p. H17; October 24, 1997, p. E12
    • People Weekly, June 14, 1999, p. 60
    • Premiere, July, 1996, pp. 60-61; May, 1999, pp. 96-97; November, 2001, p. 100; December 1, 2003, pp. 86, 88
    • Teen, September, 1997, p. 64
    • Time, July 15, 1996, pp. 64-66; November 3, 1997
    • Total Film, November, 1997, pp. 58-59
    • TV Guide, May 15, 1999, pp. 24-26
    • USA Weekend, May 9, 2003, pp. 6-7
    • Vanity Fair, December, 1998, p. 262
    • W, February, 2002, pp. 152-55
    • Washington Post, May 18, 2003, pp. N1, N4-N5
    Electronic
    • E! Online--The Hot Spot, http://www.eonline.com, February 5, 1998

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