Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, EWAN MCGREGOR (Bill Fordham) consistently captivates audiences with a
diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope.
McGregor recently wrapped production on Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun. McGregor plays the leader of an
outlaw gang in the film opposite Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. McGregor also recently wrapped production
on Julius Avery's film Son of a Gun in Australia.
Next, McGregor will soon begin production on "Mortdecai," the film adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli book "The Great
Mortdecai Moustache Mystery." Ewan will star opposite Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow.
McGregor was most recently seen starring opposite Naomi Watts in The Impossible, a drama based on a true story
of one family's terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the
face of disaster. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, McGregor will bring to life the emotional journey of a husband
and father vacationing with his family in Thailand when one of the most devastating catastrophes of our time took
thousands of lives.
Previously, the actor was seen starring in Focus Features' slice-of-life film, Beginners, opposite Christopher
Plummer, and based on director Mike Mills' personal story. The film won for Best Ensemble Cast and Best Feature
at the 2011 Gotham Film Awards, received the Best Feature nomination at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards,
and attention from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
McGregor also garnered terrific acclaim for his recent performance in Lasse Hallstrom's moving film Salmon Fishing
in the Yemen alongside Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International
Film Festival and garnered McGregor a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.
From his breakthrough role as the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, to the legendary
"Obi-Wan Kenobi" in Star Wars Episode 1, to starring as "Christian" opposite Nicole Kidman in the Oscar and
BAFTA award-winning musical Moulin Rouge, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of
bold and daring performances. His diverse film credits include: Steven Soderberghs Haywire; Roman
Polanski's The Ghost Writer, opposite Pierce Brosnan; Amelia, starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere; Jack the
Giant Slayer with Stanley Tucci; Ron Howard's Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks; the comedy I Love You Phillip
Morris opposite Jim Carrey; Deception, also starring Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman; the drama
romance, Incendiary; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream; the biography drama, Miss Potter; Scenes of a Sexual
Nature directed by Edward Blum; Marc Forster's supernatural thriller, Stay, alongside Naomi Watts and Ryan
Gosling; Michael Bay's The Island with Scarlett Johanssen, Djimon Hounsou and Steve Buscemi; Star Wars Episode
II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III; the animated films Robots directed by Chris Wedge,
and Valiant directed by Gary Chapman; Tim Burton's Big Fishalongside Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Alison Lohman,
Jessica Lange and Danny DeVito; Young Adam with Peter Mullan and Tilda Swinton, for which he received a
London Film Critics Circle Awards nomination; Down With Love opposite Renee Zellweger; Ridley Scott's historical
drama Black Hawk Down; Rogue Trader; the Golden Globe-winning film Little Voice, alongside Jane Horrocks and
Michael Caine; and the glam rock film, Velvet Goldmine.
The actor received critical acclaim for his role in Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary, in which he won the Best
British Actor Award (for the third time running) at the 1997 Empire Movie Awards. He reprised his first male lead
opposite Catherine Zeta Jones in The Pillow Book and for his role in the BAFTA award-winning Shallow
Grave, McGregor was honored with the Hitchcock D'Argent Best Actor Award and a nomination for Best Actor at
the BAFTA Scotland Awards. On television, McGregor was lauded by critics with an Emmy Award for Outstanding
Guest Actor for his episodic role in the CBS television series ER titled, "The Long Way Round."
McGregor is a devoted and influential philanthropist and serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, a non-profit
organization dedicated to providing long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and
mothers in developing countries. Additionally, he is the new face of the global British luxury lifestyle brand,
McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland and currently resides in Los Angeles.