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EWAN McGREGOR (Obi-Wan Kenobi) first became well known to U.S. audiences as the star of Danny Boyle's powerful Scottish drama Trainspotting, and then internationally as Obi Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and in 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 the Golden Satellite Award, the Hollywood Film Festival Award, the European Achievement in World Cinema 2001 Award, an Empire Award, and the London Film Critics' Circle Award, among other accolades.

He won a 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for an episode of ER.

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 (U.S. version), Velvet Goldmine, Rogue Trader, Little Voice, Eye of the Beholder, as James Joyce in Nora (which he also produced) and Black Hawk Down. He then starred opposite Renée Zellweger in the Twentieth Century Fox romantic comedy Down with Love. McGregor recently finished filming Michael Bay's The Island, and is soon to be seen on London's West End stage in the Donmar production of Guys and Dolls.

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.

Other stage performances include David Halliwell's Little Malcom And His Struggle Against the Enuchs for director Denis Lawson at the Hampstead Theatre and the Comedy Theatre.


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