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Ewan Gordon McGregor, OBE (/ˌjuːən məˈɡrɛɡər/; born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He is best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), the young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), and Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.




Actor Ewan McGregor arrives at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3BFS3

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McGregor has also starred in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005–07) and Othello (2007–08). McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list in 1997. In 2010 he won Best Actor for playing the title role in Roman Polanski’s film The Ghost Writer at the 23rd European Film Awards.


66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra)

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Jury member Actor Ewan McGregor poses at the Feature Film Jury Photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)




Year Title Role Notes
1994 Being Human Alvarez
1994 Shallow Grave Alex Law
1995 Blue Juice Dean Raymond
1996 Trainspotting Mark Renton
1996 The Pillow Book Jerome
1996 Emma Frank Churchill
1996 Brassed Off Andy Barrow
1997 Nightwatch Martin Bells
1997 The Serpent’s Kiss Meneer Chrome
1997 A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis
1998 Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild
1998 Little Voice Billy
1999 Desserts Stroller Short film
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi
1999 Rogue Trader Nick Leeson
1999 Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson/The Eye
2000 Nora James Joyce
2001 Moulin Rouge! Christian
2001 Black Hawk Down SPC John Grimes
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi
2002 Solid Geometry Phil
2003 Down with Love Catcher Block
2003 Young Adam Joe Taylor
2003 Faster Narrator Voice
2003 Big Fish Edward Bloom (young)
2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom Voice
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Valiant Valiant Voice
2005 The Island Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln
2005 Stay Dr. Sam Foster
2006 Stormbreaker Ian Rider
2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy
2006 Miss Potter Norman Warne
2007 Cassandra’s Dream Ian Blane
2008 Incendiary Jasper Black
2008 Deception Jonathan McQuarry
2009 Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton
2009 Amelia Gene Vidal
2010 The Ghost Writer The Ghost Writer
2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green Cameo
2010 Jackboots on Whitehall Chris Voice
2010 Beginners Oliver Fields
2011 Perfect Sense Michael
2011 Fastest Narrator Voice
2011 Haywire Kenneth
2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones
2012 The Impossible Henry Bennett
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont
2013 August: Osage County Bill Fordham
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair Cameo
2014 Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch
2015 Mortdecai Inspector Alistair Martland
2015 Last Days in the Desert Jesus / Satan
2015 Miles Ahead Dave Brill
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi Voice cameo
2016 Jane Got a Gun John Bishop
2016 Our Kind of Traitor Peregrine “Perry” Makepeace Post-production
2016 American Pastoral Seymour “Swede” Levov Filming, also director
2017 Beauty and the Beast Lumière Post-production






Ewan McGregor The Impossible UK premiere held at the Imax- arrivals London, England - 19.11.12 Mandatory Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.com



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Lipstick on Your Collar PTE Mick Hopper 6 episodes
1993 Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel Mini-series
1995 Kavanagh QC David Robert Armstrong Episode: “Nothing But the Truth”
1996 Karaoke Young Man Episode: “Tuesday”
1996 Tales from the Crypt Ford Episode: “Cold War”
1997 ER Duncan Stewart Episode: “The Long Way Around”
2002 The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor Himself Documentary series
2004 Long Way Round Himself Documentary series
2007 Long Way Down Himself Documentary series
2010 The Battle of Britain Himself Documentary
2012 Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission Himself Documentary
2012 Bomber Boys Himself Documentary
2013 The Corrections Chip Lambert Unaired pilot
2013 Hebrides: Islands on the Edge Himself (voice) Documentary series



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 The Real Thing Henry American Airlines Theatre

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Ewan McGregor

McGregor was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to drama and charity.


  • “Choose Life” with PF Project, Trainspotting#2: Music from the Motion Picture, Vol. #2, 1997.
  • “TV Eye” with Wylde Ratttz, Velvet Goldmine: Music from the Original Motion Picture, 1999.
  • “Come What May” with Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film, 2001.
  • “Elephant Love Medley” with Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film, 2001.
  • “El Tango de Roxanne” with Jose Feliciano, Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film, 2001.
  • “Your Song” with Alessandro Safina, Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film, 2001.
  • “Here’s To Love” with Renée Zellweger, Down With Love: Music from and Included in the Motion Picture, 2003.
  • “The Sweetest Gift”, Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars, 2006.

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