Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE is a Scottish-American actor. His first professional role was in 1993, as a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He has also portrayed heroin addict Mark Renton in the films Trainspotting and T2 Trainspots. In 2013, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama and charity.
About Ewan McGregor in brief
Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE is a Scottish-American actor. His first professional role was in 1993, as a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He has also portrayed heroin addict Mark Renton in the films Trainspotting and T2 Trainspots. In 2013, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama and charity. In 2016, he received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award. McGregor has been involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK since 2004. In 2018, McGregor won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as brothers in the third season of FX anthology series Fargo. He was ranked number 36 on Empire magazine’s \”The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time\” list in 1997. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson and his aunt by marriage was actress Sheila Gish, which makes him a step-cousin of Gish’s actress daughters, Kay Curram and Lou Gish. McGregor’s uncle, Denis Lawson, had played the original Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy. McGregor starred in the live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast. He also portrayed the younger Edward Bloom in Big Fish alongside Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman and Billy Crudup in the critically acclaimed film Down with Love. He portrayed the adult version of Dan Torrance in the horror film Doctor Sleep in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Birds of Prey.
McGregor was born on 31 March 1971 in Perth, Scotland, and was raised in Crieff, Scotland. After leaving school at the age of 16, he worked as a stagehand at Perth Theatre. He studied a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology, before moving to London to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was 18 years old. McGregor played the male romantic lead role in British film Little Voice. He was cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ; the character was originally played by Sir Alec Guinness in the first StarWars trilogy. He reprised the role of Obi- Wan Kenobi for the subsequent prequels Star Wars Episode II – Episode II and Star Wars – Revenge of the Clones – Episode III – Attack of the Sith. McGregor also starred in Moulin Rouge! as the terminally ill poet Christian, who falls in love with the courtesan Satine Satine. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. He won an Empire Award for his role in Bill Forsyth’s Being Human and starred in BBC adaptation of Scarlet and Black with a young Rachel Weisz, and made his film debut in the thriller Shallow Grave. His international breakthrough followed with the role in Danny Boyle’s Trains Potting, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name.