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 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.


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