Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born 31 March 1971 in Crieff, Scotland. At 16, he left Crieff and Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy. McGregor studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife, then enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a three-year course. He studied alongside Daniel Craig and Alistair McGowan among others, and left right before graduating after snagging the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter's 1993 six-part Channel 4 series "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993).

His first notable role was that of Alex Law in Shallow Grave (1994), directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge and produced by Andrew MacDonald. This was followed by The Pillow Book (1996) and Trainspotting (1996), the latter of which brought him to the public's attention.

He is now one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, and portrays Obi-wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes. McGregor is married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995). They married in France in the summer of 1995 and have two daughters, Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose. McGregor has formed a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they hope it will make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018Christopher RobinChristopher Robin2018-08-03
2017And the Winner Isn'tHimself2017-12-08
2017T2 TrainspottingMark Renton2017-03-17
2017Beauty and the BeastLumière2017-03-17
2017Red PointBrown2017-02-15
2017Now You See ItVoiceover (voice)2017-01-07
2016The Bug: Life and Times of the People's CarHimself2016-12-13
2016Gimme DangerCurt Wild (archive footage)2016-10-28
2016American PastoralSwede Levov2016-10-21
2016Our Kind of TraitorPerry Makepeace2016-07-01
2016Last Days in the DesertJesus2016-05-13
2016Highlands: Scotland's Wild HeartNarrator (voice)2016-05-11
2016Jane Got a GunJohn Bishop2016-01-29
2015Star Wars: The Force AwakensObi-Wan Kenobi (voice)2015-12-18
2015Miles AheadDave Braden2015-10-10
2015Humpback WhalesNarrator (voice)2015-02-13
2015MortdecaiInspektor Alistair Martland2015-01-23
2014Son of a GunBrendan Lynch2014-12-11
2014A Million Ways to Die in the WestCowboy at Fair2014-05-30
2013August: Osage CountyBill Fordham2013-12-27
2013Muse of FireHimself2013-09-26
2013Jack the Giant SlayerElmont2013-03-01
2012The ImpossibleHenry Bennett2012-12-04
2012Salmon Fishing in the YemenDr. Alfred Jones2012-03-09
2012Bomber BoysHimself2012-02-05
2011ChargeNarrator2011-12-10
2011HaywireKenneth2011-11-06
2011Jackboots on WhitehallChris (voice)2011-07-26
2011BeginnersOliver Fields2011-06-17
2011Perfect SenseMichael2011-01-24
2010Long Way Down2010-11-30
2010The Battle of BritainHimself2010-09-19
2010Nanny McPhee and the Big BangRory Green2010-08-20
2010The Ghost WriterThe Ghost2010-02-12
2009The Men Who Stare at GoatsBob Wilton2009-11-05
2009AmeliaGene Vidal2009-10-22
2009Angels & DemonsCamerlengo Patrick McKenna2009-05-15
2009I Love You Phillip MorrisPhillip Morris2009-01-18
2008DeceptionJonathan McQuarry2008-04-25
2008IncendiaryJasper Black2008-01-20
2007Cassandra's DreamIan Blaine2007-06-18
2007Legacy: A Personal History of Barry SheeneHimself2007-03-15
2006Miss PotterNorman Warne2006-12-29
2006Scenes of a Sexual NatureBilly2006-11-03
2006StormbreakerIan Rider2006-10-06
2006The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky KidHimself2006-01-01
2005Within a Minute: The Making of Episode IIIHimself/Obi-Wan Kenobi2005-11-01
2005StaySam Foster2005-10-21
2005ValiantValiant (voice)2005-08-19
2005The Story of Star WarsObi-Wan Kenobi2005-08-18
2005The IslandLincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln2005-07-21
2005Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the SithObi-Wan Kenobi2005-05-19
2005RobotsRodney Copperbottom (voice)2005-03-11
2004Spooks & CreepsStroller ("Desserts")2004-10-26
2004Long Way RoundHimself2004-10-03
2004FasterNarrator2004-03-07
2003Big FishYounger Ed Bloom2003-12-25
2003Young AdamJoe Taylor2003-09-26
2003Down with LoveCatcher Block2003-05-08
2002Solid GeometryPhil2002-11-28
2002Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesObi Wan Kenobi2002-05-16
2001Black Hawk DownSpec. John Grimes2001-12-28
2001Moulin Rouge!Christian2001-05-16
2001The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'Himself2001-02-01
2000Killing PriscillaHimself2000-06-02
2000NoraJames Joyce2000-04-05
2000Eye of the BeholderStephen Wilson2000-01-28
2000Anno DominiThe Stranger2000-01-01
1999Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceObi Wan Kenobi1999-05-19
1999DessertsStroller1999-02-01
1999Rogue TraderNick Leeson1999-01-01
1998Little VoiceBilly1998-11-05
1998Velvet GoldmineCurt Wild1998-10-26
1998Welcome to HollywoodEwan McGregor1998-10-01
1998NightwatchMartin Bells1998-04-17
1997A Life Less OrdinaryRobert Lewis1997-10-24
1997Brassed OffAndy Barrow1997-05-23
1997The Serpent's KissMeneer Chrome1997-05-14
1997The Pillow BookJerome1997-05-06
1996EmmaFrank Churchill1996-08-02
1996TrainspottingMark Renton1996-07-19
1996KaraokeYoung Man1996-04-28
1995Blue JuiceDean Raymond1995-09-15
1995Shallow GraveAlex Law1995-02-10
1994Doggin' AroundTom Clayton1994-10-16
1994Being HumanAlvarez1994-05-06
1993The Scarlet and the BlackJulien Sorel1993-10-30
1993Lipstick on Your CollarPrivate Hopper1993-02-21
1993Family StyleJimmie1993-01-01
1970Zoe
1970The Land of SometimesThe Wish Collector
1970Kenobi a star wars storyObi wan kenobi