Ewan McGregor

Actor, Singer
In perhaps one of the fastest rises in Hollywood, actor Ewan McGregor emerged onto the scene six months shy of graduating drama school to star in his first miniseries. A mere two years later, he was the toast of the ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1971


Actor (94)

Beauty and The Beast 2017 (Movie)

Lumiere (Actor)

Fargo 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)


T2: Trainspotting 2 2017 (Movie)

Mark Renton (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2010 - 2011, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)


American Pastoral 2016 (Movie)

Swede Levov (Actor)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)


Jane Got a Gun 2016 (Movie)

John Bishop (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)


Last Days in the Desert 2016 (Movie)

Jesus/The Devil (Actor)

Miles Ahead 2016 (Movie)

Dave Brill (Actor)

Our Kind of Traitor 2016 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

Doll & Em 2015 (Tv Show)


Mortdecai 2015 (Movie)

Martland (Actor)

Son of a Gun 2015 (Movie)

Brendan Lynch (Actor)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Cowboy at Fair (Actor)

Phantom Biker 2014 (Movie)


The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

Bill Fordham (Actor)

Jack The Giant Slayer 2013 (Movie)

Elmont (Actor)

2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Charge 2012 (Movie)


Haywire 2012 (Movie)

Kenneth (Actor)

Perfect Sense 2012 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Alfred Jones (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


The Impossible 2012 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Beginners 2011 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)


I Love You Phillip Morris 2010 (Movie)

Phillip Morris (Actor)

Jackboots On Whitehall 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Chris (Actor)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

Mr Green (Actor)

The Ghost Writer 2010 (Movie)

The Ghost (Actor)

Amelia 2009 (Movie)

Gene Vidal (Actor)

Angels & Demons 2009 (Movie)

Camerlengo (Actor)

Incendiary 2009 (Movie)

Jasper Black (Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)


The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 (Movie)

Bob Wilton (Actor)

Cassandra's Dream 2008 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Deception 2008 (Movie)

Jonathan McQuarry (Actor)

Top Gear 2007 (Tv Show)


Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Ian Rider (Actor)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

Norman Warne (Actor)

Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Long Way Round 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Robots 2005 (Movie)

Rodney Copperbottom (Voice)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 (Movie)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Actor)

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Sam Foster (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid 2005 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The Island 2005 (Movie)

Lincoln Six-Echo/Tom Lincoln (Actor)

Valiant 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Valiant (Voice)

Faster 2004 (Movie)


Young Adam 2004 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

Edward Bloom (young) (Actor)

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

Catcher Block (Actor)

Revealed With Jules Asner 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)


Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

Young Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi (Actor)

Trips Money Can't Buy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Specialist Grimes (Actor)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

Nora 2001 (Movie)

James Joyce (Actor)

Eye of the Beholder 2000 (Movie)

The Eye (Actor)

The Concorde: A Supersonic Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Rogue Trader 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Actor)

Little Voice 1998 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Nightwatch 1998 (Movie)

Martin Bells (Actor)

Velvet Goldmine 1998 (Movie)

Curt Wild (Actor)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Brassed Off 1997 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Desserts 1997 (Movie)


ER 1997 (Tv Show)


The 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The Pillow Book 1997 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

The Serpent's Kiss 1997 (Movie)

Meneer Chrome (Actor)

Blue Juice 1996 (Movie)

Dean Raymond (Actor)

Cold War 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Emma 1996 (Movie)

Frank Churchill (Actor)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

Mark Renton (Actor)

Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

Alex Law (Actor)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Alvarez (Actor)

Scarlet and Black 1992 (Movie)

Julien Sorel (Actor)

Karaoke (TV Show)


Long Way Down (TV Show)


Number Thirteen (Movie)


TFI Friday (TV Show)

Music (5)

Cassandra's Dream 2008 (Movie)

("Show Me the Way to go Home") (Song Performer)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

("Let Me Teach You How To Dance") (Song Performer)

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

("Here's To Love") (Song Performer)

Nora 2001 (Movie)

guitar("Tha Lass of Aughrim") (Music)

Nora 2001 (Movie)

("She Is Far from the Land" "The Lass of Aughrim" "Green Isle of Erin" "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo") (Song Performer)
Director (2)

American Pastoral 2016 (Movie)


Tube Tales 1998 (Movie)

("Bone") (Director)
Producer (1)

Nora 2001 (Movie)



In perhaps one of the fastest rises in Hollywood, actor Ewan McGregor emerged onto the scene six months shy of graduating drama school to star in his first miniseries. A mere two years later, he was the toast of the independent circuit with his brave performance in Danny Boyle's highly regarded "Trainspotting" (1996), which propelled the young actor to stardom virtually overnight. Ever since his acclaimed portrait of a heroin addict struggling to put his drug days behind him, McGregor was a consistent presence in small features like "Emma" (1996) and "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997) as well as amazed fans and critics alike with his romantic leading man appeal and singing talent in the smash musical, "Moulin Rouge" (2001). Never shy to speak his mind, he routinely lambasted big budget Hollywood movies, only to find himself playing one of the most beloved characters in one of the most popular film franchise of all time. As Obi-Wan Kenobi in the three "Star Wars" prequels - "The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Revenge of the Sith" (2005) - McGregor deftly channeled the character created by Sir Alec Guinness, while at the same time making it his own. Though he slipped a little with films like "The Island" (2005) and "Deception" (2008), McGregor nonetheless remained a viable performer capable of playing just about any role he wished.


Denis Lawson Actor

Appeared in the first three "Star Wars" movies

Phyllis Lawson


Eve Mavrakis Production Designer

Met in 1994 while working on the British series "Kavanagh QC" (ITV) Married July 22, 1995

James McGregor


Carol McGregor


Clara McGregor

Born in February 1996; mother, Eve Mavrakis

Esther McGregor

Born Nov. 7, 2001; mother, Eve Mavrakis

Jamiyan McGregor

Mongolian Adopted in April 2006 at four years of age by McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis

Colin McGregor

Born c. 1969

Anouk McGregor

Born January 2011; wife, Eve Mavrakis


Kirkcaldy College of Technology

Attended for one year; school name later changed to Fife College

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England

Morrison's Academy

McGregor's father was the gym teacher



Played Elmont, leader of the king's elite guard in action fantasy film "Jack the Giant Slayer"


Co-starred with Emily Blunt in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on novel by Paul Torday


Cast opposite Naomi Watts in "The Impossible," about a family's struggle to survive devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami


Joined all-star cast including Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton and newcomer Gina Carano in action thriller "Haywire," directed by Steven Soderbergh


Cast alongside Emma Thompson in family comedy "Nanny McPhee Returns"


Co-starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"


Co-starred with Jim Carrey as lovers in "I Love You Phillip Morris"


Played the son of an elderly cancer victim (Christopher Plummer) in "Beginners"


Portrayed Gene Vidal, Earhart's lover in Mira Nair's biopic "Amelia"


Co-starred with George Clooney in "The Men Who Stare At Goats"


Played a powerful Vatican insider in film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel "Angels & Demons"


Co-starred with Colin Farrell as down on their luck brothers in Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream"


Co-starred with Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams in "Deception"


Cast in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" based on Stormbreaker, first novel in Alex Rider series


Re-teamed with Renee Zellweger in biopic "Miss Potter" about Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter


Voiced genius inventor Rodney Copperbottom in animated feature "Robots"


Co-starred with Scarlett Johansson in sci-fi drama "The Island," directed by Michael Bay


Once again cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith"


Made musical theater debut in remake of "Guys and Dolls" in London's West End


Appeared with fellow actor Charley Boorman on a motorcycle journey across Europe, Asia and North America, which was filmed for a reality type series aired on Bravo


Starred opposite Tilda Swinton in thriller "Young Adam"


Portrayed a young Albert Finney in "Big Fish," Tim Burton's story about fathers and sons


Had lead opposite Renee Zellweger in "Down With Love"


Reprised role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones"


Portrayed a penniless writer who falls for a courtesan (Nicole Kidman) in film musical "Moulin Rouge!"; duet with Kidman called "Come What May" was a hit and placed on charts around the world


Appeared in fact-based war film "Black Hawk Down"


Cast as Irish writer James Joyce in biopic "Nora"


Cast as young Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace"


Portrayed financier Nick Leeson, who brought down Barings Bank in biopic "Rogue Trader" (Cinemax)


Garnered praise for his turn as an American glam rocker in "Velvet Goldmine"; performed songs on the soundtrack


Returned to London stage for revival of "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs," staged by his uncle Denis Lawson


Reteamed with Danny Boyle and John Hodge for "A Life Less Ordinary" opposite Cameron Diaz


Earned Emmy nomination for guest starring role on NBC medical drama "ER" as a robber who takes Nurse Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) hostage


Had featured role opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Emma"


Landed breakthrough screen role as a heroin addict in Boyle's "Trainspotting"; written by Hodge


American TV debut, an episode of HBO anthology series "Tales From the Crypt"


First collaboration with Danny Boyle, "Shallow Grave"; scripted by John Hodge


Feature film debut, "Being Human"


British TV debut, "Lipstick on Your Collar" (Channel 4)


Had first leading role as Julien Sorel in BBC miniseries "Scarlet and Black"

Left home at age 16 to work with the Perth Repertory Theatre in Scotland

Bonus Trivia


McGregor was one of the co-founders of the independent production company Natural Nylon, along with Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, and others.


On the required nudity for his role in "The Pillow Book," McGregor told Entertainment Weekly (June 13, 1997): "Being naked was far more worrisome for everyone else on the set than it was for me. I actually enjoyed it, the truth be told. There was something incredibly powerful about it. Usually you'd get arrested for that sort of thing, but I got paid."


On working with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge: "It's never been the case that I'm in the next one, not before casting. [Boyle and Hodge are] terribly loyal as a team to me and I to them, but the loyalty would stop if I'm not right to play a part, and that's the way it should be. So it's not a forgone conclusion that I will be in them all – but I better be." – McGregor to The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 19, 1997


McGregor on his role in "Moulin Rouge!": "It was quite painful to do and a lot of me came out on screen which made me feel quite vulnerable. I felt I was true to my own character. It reminded me of coming down to London for the first time. I didn't fall in love with a courtesan, but I may as well have done. I came from a small Scottish town to drama school and a crazed environment. It was a shock for a pure naive, romantic kind of guy." – McGregor to London's Evening Standard, Aug. 3, 2001