Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor who has gained international recognition for his work in film, television, and theater. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles over his career, ranging from independent films to big-budget Hollywood productions.
Ewan McGregor Biography
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Ewan McGregor was born on March 31, 1971, in Perth, Scotland. He is the son of Carol Diane, a teacher, and James Charles McGregor, a physical education teacher. McGregor has an older brother named Colin, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force.
McGregor grew up in Crieff, a small town in Scotland, and attended Morrison’s Academy. He was interested in acting from a young age and participated in several school productions. After completing his studies at Morrison’s Academy, McGregor enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. During his time at the Guildhall School, McGregor appeared in several stage productions and gained valuable experience in acting.
Ewan McGregor Career
After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, McGregor appeared in several stage productions before making his television debut in the drama series “Lipstick on Your Collar” in 1993. He gained critical acclaim for his performance in the British film “Shallow Grave” (1994), which helped to establish him as a rising star in the film industry.
In 1996, McGregor landed his breakthrough role as Mark Renton in Danny Boyle’s film “Trainspotting”. The movie was a commercial and critical success and helped to launch McGregor’s career internationally. He went on to star in several other successful films throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, including “Velvet Goldmine” (1998), “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), and “Black Hawk Down” (2001).
In 2005, McGregor starred as Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”, which gained him wider recognition among mainstream audiences. He continued to take on diverse roles in films such as “The Ghost Writer” (2010), “Beginners” (2011), and “The Impossible” (2012), which earned him critical acclaim.
In recent years, McGregor has continued to work in film, television, and theater. He starred in the third season of the FX anthology series “Fargo” (2017) and played the adult version of Danny Torrance in the horror film “Doctor Sleep” (2019). He reprised his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series.
Ewan McGregor Movies
Here are the movies McGregor appeared in, some of his TV series and documentaries are not included;
Being Human (1994), Shallow Grave (1994), Blue Juice (1995), Trainspotting (1996), Brassed Off (1996), Emma (1996), The Pillow Book (1996), Nightwatch (1997), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Little Voice (1998), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Eye of the Beholder (1999), Nora (2000), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Down with Love (2003), Young Adam (2003), Big Fish (2003), Robots (2005), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Stay (2005), Valiant (2005), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), Stormbreaker (2006), Miss Potter (2006), The Ghost Writer (2010), Beginners (2010), Perfect Sense (2011), Haywire (2011), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), The Impossible (2012), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), August: Osage County (2013), Son of a Gun (2014)
Mortdecai (2015), Last Days in the Desert (2015), Our Kind of Traitor (2016), American Pastoral (2016), T2 Trainspotting (2017), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Fargo (2017), Zoe (2018), Christopher Robin (2018), Doctor Sleep (2019), Birds of Prey (2020), The Birthday Cake (2021), Halston (2021), Everest: The Hollywood Years (2022)
Ewan McGregor Awards
Here are some of McGregor’s major awards and honors:
BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor (1994,1996, 2004)
Empire Award for Best Actor for “Trainspotting” (1997)
London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year (1997)
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor (2000)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for “Moulin Rouge!” (2002)
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for “Moulin Rouge!” (2002)
People’s Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up (shared with Nicole Kidman) (2002)
Hollywood Film Award for Supporting Actor of the Year (2010)
Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries (2017)
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2018)
Ewan McGregor was also honored with the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2013 for services to drama and charity.
Ewan McGregor Wife and Children
Ewan McGregor married French production designer Eve Mavrakis in July 1995. They have four daughters together: Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk. In January 2018, it was announced that McGregor and Mavrakis had separated in May 2017, after 22 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in August 2021.
In 2017, McGregor starred alongside American actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the TV series “Fargo.” In October of that year, it was reported that he had separated from his wife and was in a new relationship with Winstead. The two have been together ever since and have appeared together at various events and red carpets.
It’s worth noting that McGregor has also been linked to other actresses and co-stars over the years, such as Mélanie Laurent, his co-star in the 2010 film “Beginners,” and Jennifer Grey, his co-star in the 1993 TV movie “Lipstick on Your Collar.” However, these relationships were never officially confirmed.
McGregor has also been involved in several philanthropic and charitable causes, including serving as an ambassador for UNICEF and supporting organizations such as Children in Need and the GO Campaign.
Ewan McGregor Net Worth
Ewan McGregor’s net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.