EWAN MCGREGOR (Kenneth) played the starring role of Obi-Wan
Kenobi in George Lucas' three Star Wars prequels. He recently starred in Roman
Polanski's The Ghost Writer, with Pierce Brosnan; Amelia, starring Hillary
Swank; the thriller Incendiary, with Michelle Williams; The Men Who Stare At
Goats, alongside George Clooney; and I Love You, Phillip Morris, opposite Jim
McGregor was born in Scotland and started acting with the Perth Repertory
Theatre. He was still a student at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama
when he won a leading role in Dennis Potter's BBC series "Lipstick on Your
Collar." He has worked steadily ever since.
McGregor made his feature debut in Bill Forsyth's Being Human. The following
year, he won widespread acclaim for Shallow Grave, his first collaboration with
director Danny Boyle. In 1996, McGregor starred in Boyle's critically hailed
crime-drama Trainspotting and in 1997, he played the lead in A Life Less
Ordinary, opposite Cameron Diaz.
Other films in which McGregor has starred include Deception, opposite
Michelle Williams; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, with Colin Farrell; Miss
Potter and Down with Love, both opposite RenĂ©e Zellweger; Young Adam, alongside
Tilda Swinton; Tim Burton's Big Fish, with Albert Finney; Michael Bay's The
Island, opposite Scarlet Johansson; and Marc Forster's Stay, with Naomi Watts.
McGregor also lent his voice to the animated comedy Robots.
Other film credits include Emma, with Gwyneth Paltrow; Brassed Off and Little
Voice, both for director Mark Herman; The Serpent's Kiss, for Philippe Rousselot;
Velvet Goldmine, for Todd Haynes; Moulin Rouge!, for Baz Luhrmann; and Black
Hawk Down, for Ridley Scott.
On American television, McGregor received an Emmy nomination for his
performance on "E.R." His documentary series "Long Way Down," which chronicled
his motorbike trip from Northern Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa, premiered
in 2008 on Fox Reality Channel.
McGregor was seen on the West End stage as Sky Masterson in the Donmar
Theatre's multi-award-winning production of "Guys and Dolls." He also starred in
the critically acclaimed West End production of "Othello."
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