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EWAN McGREGOR (Young Edward Bloom) most recently starred with Renée Zellweger in the Dan Jinks/Bruce Cohen production of Down With Love. He first became well known to U.S. audiences as the star of Danny Boyle's powerful Scottish drama Trainspotting and then to global audiences as Obi Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and director Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed Moulin Rouge. For his performance as Moulin Rouge's young writer in love with a doomed courtesan, McGregor was honored with a Golden Globe nomination as well as the London Film Critics' Circle Award, the Golden Satellite Award, the Hollywood Film Festival Award, the European Achievement in World Cinema 2001 Award and an Empire Award, among other accolades.

Born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, McGregor trained at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama, and gained his first theatrical experience at the Perth Repertory Theatre. He appeared in Bill Forsyth's Being Human before starring in Boyle's first film, Shallow Grave, in 1994. Trainspotting followed two years later, catapulting McGregor into the front ranks of international leading men. He's also starred in Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, Emma, Brassed Off, The Serpent's Kiss, opposite Cameron Diaz in Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary, Nightwatch, Velvet Goldmine, Rogue Trader, Little Voice, Eye of the Beholder, as James Joyce in Nora (which he also produced), and Black Hawk Down.

McGregor recently completed Young Adam opposite Tilda Swinton and is currently in production on Star Wars Episode III. He will also star with Naomi Watts in Stay.

McGregor's television appearances include "Lipstick on Your Collar,” "Scarlet and Black,” "Kavanagh QC,” "Doggin' Around,” "Cold War – Tales from the Crypt,” "Polar Bears in the Wild” and "Trips Money Can't Buy.” He won a 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for an episode of "ER.”

His most recent stage performance was David Halliwell's "Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs” for director Denis Lawson at the Hampstead Theatre and the Comedy Theatre.


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