EWAN McGREGOR (Jonathan McQuarry) is a multi-award winning actor who is
recognized for both his versatility and eclectic choice of roles.
He recently starred with Colin Farrell in the Woody Allen film, Cassandra's Dream.
McGregor starred as Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' second blockbuster Star Wars trilogy.
His recent film work also includes starring roles in Young Adam, the romantic comedy Down
With Love, Tim Burton's fantasy Big Fish, the hit animated comedy Robots, The Island opposite
Scarlett Johansson, and Stay starring opposite Naomi Watts.
In 2001, he starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann's extravagant,
groundbreaking film musical Moulin Rouge! McGregor was recognized with the London Film
Critics Circle Award, an Empire Award, and a Golden GlobeÂ® nomination for Best Actor. That
same year, McGregor co-starred in Ridley Scott's harrowing war drama Black Hawk Down.
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. In 1993 he made his feature film debut in Bill
Forsyth's Being Human. The following year, McGregor 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 dark and
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.
McGregor's early film credits include Emma, Brassed Off, Little Voice and Velvet
In between film commitments he has returned to the stage with critical acclaim, starring
in the role of Sky Masterson in The Donmar's production of Guys and Dolls in London's West
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