Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Movie Actor

Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE is a Scottish actor. His accolades include a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award. In 2013, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama and charity.

Full Name
Ewan Gordon McGregor
Mar 31, 1971
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Scotland. He is a Scottish actor and director, best known for his roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), Renton in Trainspotting (1996), Lumière in Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mark Renton in T2 Trainspotting (2017) and Christian in Moulin Rouge! (2001). He has also appeared in many other films such as The Pillow Book (1996), Big Fish (2003) and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). 

McGregor studied drama at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama before beginning his professional acting career in 1993. His breakout role came when he starred as heroin addict Mark Renton in Danny Boyle's cult classic Trainspotting. This performance earned him two British Independent Film Award nominations for Best Actor, and further success with the lead role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

McGregor has won several awards throughout his career, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Moulin Rouge!. In addition to acting, McGregor has directed several short films, including the musical comedy Little Malcolm & His Struggle Against the Eunuchs. He also gained critical acclaim for his performance as the title character of I Love You Phillip Morris (2009).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ewan McGregor is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 31, 1971, Ewan McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Movie Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McGregor lands his first movie role in the British drama "Shallow Grave".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Trainspotting</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McGregor stars as Mark Renton in the cult classic movie Trainspotting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star Wars: Episode I</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McGregor stars as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first of the prequel Star Wars trilogy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moulin Rouge!</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McGregor stars as Christian in Baz Luhrmann's musical Moulin Rouge!.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Production on Angels & Demons</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McGregor begins production on the Tom Hanks lead movie Angels & Demons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Fargo TV Series</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McGregor stars as two different characters in the third season of the critically acclaimed Fargo TV series.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Charismatic Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ewan McGregor is a charismatic actor who brings an energy and enthusiasm to his roles. He has a great range of characters he can play, and it's always entertaining to watch him on screen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ewan McGregor is incredibly talented. He has earned multiple awards for his performances in various movies, including Academy Award nominations for Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Scottish Accent</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ewan McGregor's Scottish accent adds an extra level of charm and charisma to any performance. His accent is so distinctive that it almost becomes part of the character he's playing.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Age 16</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ewan McGregor started his acting career when he was just 16 years old in the British TV series Lipstick on Your Collar.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won a Golden Globe</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2002, Ewan McGregor won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role in Moulin Rouge.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Learned to Play the Guitar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">To prepare for his role as Jack in Begin Again, Ewan McGregor learned to play the guitar in just one month.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Honorary Doctorate Degree</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004, Ewan McGregor received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of St. Andrews for his work in film and charity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Motorcycle Enthusiast</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ewan McGregor is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and has ridden across Africa, Europe, the US and South America. He even wrote a book about it called Long Way Round.</p></div>


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