Ewen Bremner

Actor, Musician
Few film actors have built an entire career off a single performance. Yet Ewen Bremner, who is best known for his lively portrayal of a strung out junkie named "Spud" in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" (1996), is one such ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1972 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (53)

A Poet in New York 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Barney Thomson 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Exodus: Gods And Kings 2014 (Movie)

Expert (Actor)

Get Santa 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Letters 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Snowpiercer 2014 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

The Light-house 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Exchange & Mart 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack The Giant Slayer 2013 (Movie)

Wicke (Actor)

Strike Back: Origins 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perfect Sense 2012 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Page Eight 2010 (Movie)

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 (Movie)

Henry Strangler (Actor)

Wide Open Spaces 2009 (Movie)

Austin (Actor)

Faintheart 2008 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

Fool's Gold 2008 (Movie)

Alfonz (Actor)

Marvelous 2008 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Mediator 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mister Foe 2008 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death at a Funeral 2007 (Movie)

Justin (Actor)

Elizabeth I 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Room 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Virgin Queen 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Match Point 2005 (Movie)

Inspector Dowd (Actor)

Sixteen Years of Alcohol 2005 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Alien vs. Predator 2004 (Movie)

Graeme Miller (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days 2004 (Movie)

Inspector Fix (Actor)

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

Damian (Actor)

Skagerrak 2003 (Movie)

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The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

Declan (Actor)

Fancy Dancing 2002 (Movie)

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Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Specialist Sergeant Shawn Nelson (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Paranoid 2000 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Snatch 2000 (Movie)

Mullet (Actor)

The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Acid House 1999 (Movie)

Coco (Actor)

julien donkey-boy 1999 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

Skinny Luke (Actor)

Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest 1997 (Movie)

Chaz (Actor)

The Life of Stuff 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

Spud (Actor)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

Junior Angel (Actor)

Royal Deceit 1994 (Movie)

Frovin (Actor)

Ruffian Hearts 1994 (Movie)

Mick (Actor)

The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet 1994 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Naked 1993 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

As You Like It 1992 (Movie)

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Forget About Me 1990 (Movie)

Broke (Actor)

Dreaming 1989 (Movie)

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Conquest of the South Pole 1988 (Movie)

Penguin (Actor)

Heavenly Pursuits 1986 (Movie)

Stevie Deans (Actor)

Biography

Few film actors have built an entire career off a single performance. Yet Ewen Bremner, who is best known for his lively portrayal of a strung out junkie named "Spud" in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" (1996), is one such performer. "Trainspotting" received unanimous praise when it released in the winter of 1996, with Bremner receiving some of the best reviews of his career. The film, which was largely shot in Scotland and initially released in Britain, also opened numerous opportunities for the young actor in Hollywood. In the years that followed, he appeared in military blockbusters like "Black Hawk Down" (2001) and "Pearl Harbor" (2001), while maintaining his indie roots with acclaimed performances in "Snatch" and "Match Point," the latter of which was directed by Woody Allen.

Relationships

Harmony Bremner

Daughter
Born c. August 1999 mother, Marcia Rose

Marcia Rose

Companion

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral"

2005

Co-starred with Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in Woody Allen's "Match Point"

2004

Had a small role in the Disney live action feature "Around the World in 80 Days"

2002

Re-teamed with Ewan McGregor for Ridley Scott's war film "Black Hawk Down"

2001

Cast in the Michael Bay big-budgeted "Pearl Harbor"

2000

Made cameo appearance in Guy Ritchie's "Snatch"

1999

Had title role in Harmony Korine's "Julien Donkey-Boy"

1996

Breakthrough role as Spud in Danny Boyle's film adaptation of "Trainspotting"; first collaboration with Ewan McGregor

Bonus Trivia

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"I never had a game plan and I still don’t. I think it’s kind of impossible to plan out your life in the real world. You can have your hopes and your desires and the roles you’d like to be handed to you on a plate, but in terms of game plan, I’m just trying to follow my nose. There’s all kinds of considerations involved in deciding whether to do one job over another. You’ve only got your own sense of judgment to work with and I mean that." - from TheSkinny.co.uk

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"I play the other guy or the guy's friend. The strange guy, the mysterious guy or one of the guys, but not The Guy." - from Scotsman.com

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Turned down an opportunity to appear in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" because he thought the script was too sentimental

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Appeared in four films with his "Trainspotting" co-star, Ewan McGregor

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