Real Name: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Height: 5' 10""
Hair: Dark Blonde
Eyes: Blue / Green
Born: March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK.
Discovered: Unlike most parents, Ewan's parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy. Ewan 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 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.
His first notable role was that of Alex Law in Shallow Grave (1994). This was followed by The Pillow Book and Trainspotting in 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 is best known for his role as Obi-wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes.
Resume: Flora Plum (2006)
Miss Potter (2007)
Gnomeo and Juliet (2008)
The Great Pretender (2006)
Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)
The Island (2005)
Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Big Fish (2003)
Young Adam (2003)
Down with Love (2003)
Solid Geometry (2002) (TV)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Anno Domini (2000)
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Rogue Trader (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
"Karaoke" (1996) (mini) TV Series
Blue Juice (1995)
Doggin' Around (1994) (TV)
Shallow Grave (1994)
Romance: Married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis, since July 22 1995, the pair met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" in 1994 and have two daughters.
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Quotes: "I'm doing my bit for the women's movement. The women have always been naked in movies and now I'm just desperate to take my clothes off as much as possible." - Ewan McGregor
"I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own light saber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight." - Ewan McGregor
"Isn't Halle Berry the most beautiful woman? I have a film I'd like to be in her with. I mean, I'd like to be with her in." - Ewan McGregor
at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards commenting to Melissa Rivers on Halle Berry, who just walked by.
"It's a great feeling of power to be naked in front of people. We're happy to watch actual incredible graphic violence and gore, but as soon as somebody's naked it seems like the public goes a bit bananas about the whole thing." - Ewan McGregor
"I won't buy into the Hollywood thing...I want to be in good movies." - Ewan McGregor
Trivia: Former roommate of Jude Law.
Ranked #36 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Nephew of Denis Lawson.
Daughters, Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose.
Born at 3:45pm-CET
Was originally up for the lead role in The Beach (2000), which would have reunited him with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge who collaborated with McGregor on Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) and A Life Less Ordinary (1997). The role went to Leonardo DiCaprio. While McGregor blames studio influence for the casting descision he has not spoken to either Boyle nor Hodge since.
Originally auditioned for the role of Mercutio in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. He later got his chance to work with "Romeo" director Baz Luhrmann when he was cast as Christian in Moulin Rouge!
In the film Moulin Rouge!McGregor sang alongside Nicole Kidman.
Was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster at a graduation ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
His first name is pronounced "you-in".
He says that he was inspired to get into show business by his uncle, actor Denis Lawson. Lawson played Wedge Antilles in Episodes 4-6 of Star Wars.
Slated to start filming 'Nautic' in Jamaica with Heath Ledger in a couple of months. However Ted Demme, who was picked to direct the film died suddenly at the age of 38 from a heart attack while playing basketball.
Early career dedicated almost exclusively to indie, low-budget, and non-feature films. When cast as Obi-wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), an interviewer reminded him of his "aversion" to major films, and he replied "I know what I said, but, hey! This is Star Wars!"
Ewan MacGregor ranked eighth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.
Born on the same exact day as Isobel Thomas, the "assistant to producer" on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), in which Ewan starred.
His brother Colin is a Royal Air Force pilot
Parents are James & Carol McGregor - both are teachers