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EWAN McGREGOR (Lincoln Six-Echo/Tom Lincoln) is an award-winning actor, who is known for both his versatility and eclectic choice of roles. 

He is perhaps best known to today's film audiences for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' second blockbuster "Star Wars” trilogy. He most recently reprised the role for the final film in the franchise, "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.”

Born in Scotland, McGregor gained his first acting experience with the Perth Repertory Theatre and later attended London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Six months before graduating, he won a leading role in Dennis Potter's six-part BBC series "Lipstick on Your Collar,” and has been working steadily ever since. He made his feature film debut in 1993 in Bill Forsyth's "Being Human.” The following year, he earned widespread praise and won an Empire Award for his performance in the thriller "Shallow Grave,” which marked his first collaboration with director Danny Boyle.

In 1996, he reunited with Boyle to star in the darkly disturbing drama "Trainspotting.” McGregor's wrenching portrayal of junkie Mark Renton brought him international acclaim and many awards, including the London Film Critics Circle, Empire, and BAFTA Scotland Awards for Best Actor.

His other early film credits include the romantic comedy "Emma,” opposite Gwyneth Paltrow; "Brassed Off” and "Little Voice,” both for director Mark Herman; Philippe Rousselot's drama "The Serpent's Kiss”; Danny Boyle's "A Life Less Ordinary,” with Cameron Diaz, for which McGregor won another Empire Award; and Todd Haynes' acclaimed "Velvet Goldmine.” During this time, McGregor also had a memorable guest role on the hit television drama "ER,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor.

In 2001, McGregor starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann's extravagant, groundbreaking film musical "Moulin Rouge!” The film garnered numerous honors, and McGregor was recognized with the London Film Critics Circle Award, an Empire Award, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

That same year, McGregor co-starred in Ridley Scott's harrowing war drama "Black Hawk Down.” His recent film work also includes starring roles in the critically acclaimed "Young Adam”; the romantic comedy "Down With Love,” opposite Renée Zellweger; Tim Burton's acclaimed fantasy "Big Fish,” with Albert Finney; and the hit animated comedy "Robots.”

Following "The Island,” McGregor will next be seen in Marc Forster's drama "Stay,” starring opposite Naomi Watts. Recently returning to the stage, he is currently starring in the lead role of Sky Masterson in the Donmar Warehouse production of "Guys and Dolls” in London's West End.

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