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Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Ewan Gordon McGregor

Birth Date :

March 31, 1971

Birth Place :

Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

Spouse :

Eve Mavrakis (production designer, since 22-Jul-95)

Claim to fame :

As Mark Renton in "Trainspotting" (1995)

Biography


Ewan Gordon McGregor is possibly the most noted Scottish actor aside from Sean Connery. With excellent acting skills as well as his determination to portray any character convincingly, no wonder he could impressively attain a terrific accomplishment in just a short period of time. Successfully making his way to enter Hollywood film industry, he surely has emerged as one of the prominent actors in the world.

Ewan's acting talent had been apparent since he was still a little boy. Although he was much involved in singing during his study at Morrison Academy, he often presented the impersonations of Elvis Presley to entertain his friends and family. This, without no doubt, had revealed that he was more interested in music and arts, unlike his older brother, Colin, who was considered as a bright student in academics. His desire to act rose when he saw his uncle, Denis Lawson, played the role of Wedge Antilles in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. "He had long hair, beads and a furry waistcoat," he recalled. "I aspired to be as different as he seemed to me."

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Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey Lined Up for 'Dr. Strange'

October 15, 2014 04:17:17 GMT

"Dr. Strange" casting rumors heat up again after dropped out of negotiations to portray the Sorcerer Supreme. , , and are reportedly among the candidates to headline the pic.
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Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana Join Don Cheadle in Miles Davis Biopic

November 14, 2013 04:16:35 GMT

More actors cast in 's passion project about the iconic jazz pioneer are announced as the film gets financing from BiFrost Pictures. is tapped to play a Rolling Stone reporter and will portray Frances Davis, the former wife of the trumpet player.
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Ewan McGregor to Make Broadway Debut in Revival of 'The Real Thing'

November 01, 2013 01:28:31 GMT

is heading to Broadway in a new revival of Tom Stoppard's critically-acclaimed play "The Real Thing". The "" actor assumes the lead role of Henry, following the footsteps of and .
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor in Line to Star in 'Mortdecai'

July 25, 2013 07:38:02 GMT

Two Hollywood actors eye "" as their potential next starring vehicle. Variety learns that and enter negotiations to star in the Lionsgate movie, which has been confirmed to have as the leading man. It is still unknown what roles Paltrow and McGregor are offered.
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Ewan McGregor Among Queen Elizabeth II's Honorees

December 29, 2012 18:11:30 GMT

"Trainspotting" star is among those selected to get an honor from the Queen Elizabeth II. Announced on Saturday, December 29, the list which is called New Year Honors also includes singer , fashion designer Stella McCartney and numerous athletes who won medals at London 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Ewan McGregor and Kate Hudson Pair Up for 'Born to Be King'

October 18, 2012 18:12:05 GMT

will be paired with in a romantic comedy titled "". Written and directed by "Driven" star , the film puts McGregor in the role of a movie extra who bears uncanny resemblance to a movie star and Hudson in the role of a Hollywood starlet falling in love with the extra.
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Ewan McGregor Forced to Scrap Plans for Directorial Debut

December 28, 2011 06:37:46 GMT

is facing a setback in his attempt to add director to his resume. The actor playing Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in "" has been forced to ditch a film project, which he's set to make a directorial debut, after finding out recently that another company already puts it in production.
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Ewan McGregor Added to Stellar Cast of HBO's 'The Corrections'

November 22, 2011 19:52:10 GMT

is the latest addition in HBO's drama pilot "The Corrections" which has previously cast Oscar winners and . McGregor will play one of the members in a dysfunctional Midwestern family.
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'Glee' Song Snippets From 'Night of Neglect' Episode Surface

April 15, 2011 07:57:00 GMT

Four cover songs which will be featured in the upcoming "Night of Neglect" episode of "" have been revealed. The cast of the popular TV series cover recent songs by and as well as older materials by and Eric Carmen.
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First Look at Ewan McGregor in 'Jack the Giant Killer'

April 15, 2011 07:39:40 GMT

has traded his "Star Wars" robe with a knighty costume for "Jack the Giant Killer". Some set pictures from the movie, which can be seen via Daily Mail, see McGregor sporting an armored costume while shooting the film with co-star Eddie Marsen, who was also seen wearing black armor, on Wednesday, April 13, in the British countryside.
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Ewan McGregor Backs UNICEF Campaign to Save Expectant Mother

April 02, 2011 05:18:14 GMT

Scottish actor is backing a new UNICEF campaign to provide medical equipment to save the lives of expectant mothers in the Third World. The "Trainspotting" star, a longtime U.K. ambassador for the organization, is calling on his fans to purchase the $38.40 Deliver a Baby gift pack, which includes items to aid the safe deliver of children.
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Ewan McGregor Shuns Stripping Off in Films

March 21, 2011 09:10:07 GMT

Actor avoids stripping off for movie roles nowadays to keep younger female co-stars from thinking he's "taking advantage of the situation". The Scottish star, who turns 40 later in March, admits he's aware many actresses are considerably younger than him and he wants to avoid any awkward experiences.
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'American Idol' Nashville Audition Finds Kelly Clarkson 2.0

January 28, 2011 06:46:53 GMT

"" producer Nigel Lythgoe once tweeted about a "really talented" 15-year-old whom they found in Nashville. His followers finally got the look of the girl he's talking about in the January 27 episode. Lauren Alaina was saved for the last and drew comparison to season 1 winner .
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Ewan McGregor Talks to Dog in 'Beginners' First Trailer

January 28, 2011 06:36:28 GMT

"" has gotten a trailer ahead of its limited U.S. release on June 3. The trailer, which is debuted via Apple, mixes footage from the present and past as 's Oliver recalls his moment with his late father who shocked him four years ago by revealing that he is gay.
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Susan Boyle Beats Ewan McGregor as Scot of the Year

January 26, 2011 03:12:04 GMT

Singing sensation has seen off competition from actor to be named Scot of the Year. Boyle enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame after footage of her audition on U.K. TV show "" in 2009 spread across the internet and made her an overnight star.
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Ewan McGregor Has 'Perfect Sense' of Love in Promo Trailer

January 19, 2011 04:10:31 GMT

A love story set in a disastrous world is the theme of "" which will be premiered at upcoming Sundance Film Festival. A promo trailer for the movie has now been made available for preview via MTV Hollywood Crush.
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Video: Ewan McGregor Calls for Help for Pakistan

August 28, 2010 03:38:47 GMT

Scottish actor has filmed a special appeal urging his fellow Brits to help boost aid for flood-ravaged Pakistan. The "Trainspotting" star, a longtime UNICEF U.K. ambassador, has added his voice to the campaign to help victims of the disaster as floodwaters continue to rise.
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First Official Picture of Ewan McGregor in 'Beginners'

August 11, 2010 08:07:48 GMT

As "" is listed among films that will take part at upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, the first official look at the film has been obtained from tiff website. The photo captures lead actor , who looks messy and sits in front of .
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Ewan McGregor Replaces Johnny Depp in 'Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

May 18, 2010 09:34:53 GMT

has replaced in filmmaker Terry Gilliam's quirky movie about Spanish literary hero Don Quixote. Director Gilliam cast Depp as time traveling advertising executive Tony Grisoni in the film a decade ago, when it was titled "".
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Michael Caine Supports U.K. Prime Minister Candidate's Campaign

April 09, 2010 04:21:10 GMT

Veteran actor has turned to politics ahead of the upcoming U.K. Election - throwing his support behind a Conservative campaign to offer community work to teenagers. The "" star recently spoke out about the underprivileged youngsters he met while shooting his latest movie "" in London, insisting many young people need help finding focus in life.
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Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves and More Gather in Shakespearean Classic

April 09, 2010 04:08:04 GMT

, , and have teamed up to form an all-star cast in Shakespearean classic "Much Ado About Nothing" for a one-off charity performance. The actors will read The Bard's famous play at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California on Monday night, April 12, along with and , with music from veteran rocker , according to the Los Angeles Times.
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Ewan McGregor Blasts Bush and Blair Over Iraq Wars

March 31, 2010 05:04:36 GMT

Actor has blasted George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The "Trainspotting" star is furious ex-U.S. President Bush has not been called to account for his decision to invade the two countries - and is dismayed Blair never apologized for the U.K.'s involvement in the controversial conflict.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal's Daughter Not as Wild as Her

March 25, 2010 04:00:57 GMT

is baffled by her young daughter's impeccable behavior - because the actress was "kind of wild" when she was a child. The "" star's daughter Ramona, with husband , always listens to her parents and abides by their rules - even reminding them when she isn't allowed to watch her favorite TV shows.
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'I Spy' Star Robert Culp Died at 79

March 25, 2010 02:39:02 GMT

's former "I Spy" co-star Robert Culp has died in Los Angeles, aged 79. The actor reportedly fell and banged his head outside his Hollywood home and was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital on Wednesday, March 24.
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Ewan McGregor NOT Playing in Madonna's New Movie

March 24, 2010 09:55:16 GMT

's representative has shot down reports the Scottish actor is set to play the lead in 's new movie about late British royal King Edward VIII. The "Material Girl" is stepping behind the camera to direct a historical drama based on the former King, who abdicated in 1936 so he could marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.
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Ewan McGregor to Take a Break From Acting for Bike Adventure

March 01, 2010 07:17:08 GMT

is planning to take a break from his movie career to head out on another round-the-world motorbike trip. The "Trainspotting" star teamed up with his pal Charley Boorman for a marathon motorcycle trip in 2004. The pair spent four months on the road traveling from London to New York and covered a cumulative distance of 22,345 miles.
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Ewan McGregor's Life Is Too Boring for an Autobiography

February 22, 2010 09:53:20 GMT

is keen to pen an autobiography - but is convinced his life story is "too boring" to open up about. The "Trainspotting" star was inspired to write a book about his life while starring in "", about a writer hired to create the memoirs of a former U.K. prime minister.
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Ozzy Osbourne Is Faithful Man After HIV Scare

February 18, 2010 08:55:42 GMT

Former hellraiser put an end to his cheating ways after a HIV scare saw him wrongly test positive for the deadly virus and left him contemplating suicide. The ex-'s frontman took full advantage of his rock 'n' roll lifestyle in his heyday and freely admits to cheating on his manager wife .
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Ewan McGregor Talks About 'The Ghost Writer' Accent Problem

February 18, 2010 08:49:48 GMT

found perfectionist to be a hard task master on the set of new movie "" - the actor and the moviemaker almost fell out over accents. The Scot worked hard on his English accent before filming began - but Polanski was far from happy the first time McGregor spoke in character.
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Ewan McGregor Explains 'I Love You Phillip Morris' Release Delay

February 18, 2010 07:37:17 GMT

Scottish movie star has explained the delay of his new movie, "" - Disney bosses didn't want young film fans thinking their Ebenezer Scrooge was gay. The film, in which McGregor and play lovers, was initially slated for release in 2009, but movie bosses behind the "" blockbuster feared Carrey's portrayal of a gay man would confuse their audience, according to the Scot.
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