Ewan McGregor



Place of birth:

Perth, Scotland, UK:


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 has two daughters (Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose) with French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show "Kavanagh QC" (1995) and later married. McGregor filed for divorce in 2018. McGregor has a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they aim to make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.

Film Credits

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
as Roman Sionis / Black Mask
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice)
Doctor Sleep (2019)
as Danny Torrance
Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier (2019)
as Himself - Narrator
Wild Way of the Vikings (2019)
as Narrator
Christopher Robin (2018)
as Christopher Robin
Zoe (2018)
as Cole
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor (2018)
as Himself
And the Winner Isn't (2017)
as Himself
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
as Lumière
Czerwony punkt (2017)
as Brown
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
Now You See It (2017)
as Voiceover (voice)
The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car (2016)
as Himself
Gimme Danger (2016)
as Curt Wild (archive footage)
American Pastoral (2016)
as Swede Levov
Last Days in the Desert (2016)
as Jesus
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
as Perry Makepeace
Miles Ahead (2016)
as Dave Braden
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
as John Bishop
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited)
Humpback Whales (2015)
as Narrator (voice)
Mortdecai (2015)
as Inspektor Alistair Martland
Son of a Gun (2014)
as Brendan Lynch
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
as Cowboy at Fair
August: Osage County (2013)
as Bill Fordham
Muse of Fire (2013)
as Himself
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
as Elmont
Lo imposible (2012)
as Henry Bennett
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)
as Dr. Alfred Jones
Bomber Boys (2012)
as Himself
Charge (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
Haywire (2011)
as Kenneth
Teenage Wildlife (2011)
as Narrator
Perfect Sense (2011)
as Michael
Fastest (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
Beginners (2011)
as Oliver Fields
Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
as Chris (voice)
The Battle of Britain (2010)
as Himself
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
as Rory Green
The Ghost Writer (2010)
as The Ghost
Amelia (2009)
as Gene Vidal
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
as Bob Wilton
Angels & Demons (2009)
as Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
as Phillip Morris
Deception (2008)
as Jonathan McQuarry
Incendiary (2008)
as Jasper Black
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
as Ian Blaine
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene (2007)
as Himself
Miss Potter (2006)
as Norman Warne
Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)
as Billy
Stormbreaker (2006)
as Ian Rider
The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid (2006)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III (2005)
as Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Stay (2005)
as Sam Foster
The Island (2005)
as Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Valiant (2005)
as Valiant (voice)
Robots (2005)
as Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
Faster & Faster (2004)
as Narrator (voice)
Spooks & Creeps (2004)
as Stroller ("Desserts")
The Story of Star Wars (2004)
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)
Звёздные войны: Буря в стакане (2004)
as Pavian iz Nairobi
Big Fish: Edward Bloom at Large (2004)
as Himself
Big Fish: Tim Burton - Storyteller (2004)
as Himself
Big Fish (2003)
as Younger Ed Bloom
Young Adam (2003)
as Joe Taylor
Faster (2003)
as Narrator
Down with Love (2003)
as Catcher Block
Solid Geometry (2002)
as Phil
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' (2002)
as Himself/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Black Hawk Down (2001)
as Spec. John Grimes
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' (2001)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
as Christian
The Beginning : Making 'Episode I' (2001)
as Himself
Killing Priscilla (2000)
as Himself
Nora (2000)
as James Joyce
Anno Domini (2000)
as The Stranger
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
as Stephen Wilson
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Desserts (1999)
as Stroller
Rogue Trader (1999)
as Nick Leeson
Little Voice (1998)
as Billy
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
as Curt Wild
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
as Ewan McGregor
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
as Robert Lewis
The Serpent's Kiss (1997)
as Meneer Chrome
Nightwatch (1997)
as Martin Bells
Brassed Off (1996)
as Andy Barrow
Emma (1996)
as Frank Churchill
The Pillow Book (1996)
as Jerome
Trainspotting (1996)
as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
Blue Juice (1995)
as Dean Raymond
Shallow Grave (1994)
as Alex Law
Doggin' Around (1994)
as Tom Clayton
Being Human (1994)
as Alvarez
Family Style (1993)
as Jimmie
The Land of Sometimes ()
as The Wish Collector
Pinocchio ()
as (voice)
Старые Воры II. Обитель Козла ()
as Ubivan Kinoshnik
The Birthday Cake ()
as Father Kelly
The Cow ()
as Charlie Granger

Production Credits

American Pastoral (2016)
Nora (2000)
Tube Tales (1999)