Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, EWAN
MCGREGOR (Alistair Martland) consistently captivates audiences with a
diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope.
McGregor recently took his formidable talents to the stage, making his
Broadway debut as 'Henry' in Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real
Thing, directed by Sam Gold, opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. The play began preview
performances on October 2, and officially opened on October 30, 2014 at the
American Airlines Theatre in New York.
On the big screen, he will next be seen playing dual roles in Rodrigo
Garcia's Last Days in the Desert, out later this year, where he plays both a
demon and a holy man on a journey through the desert.
McGregor's upcoming film roles include starring in Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got
a Gun, out February 20, where he plays the leader of an outlaw gang. The film
also stars Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. Among McGregor's additional
upcoming film roles are the action crime-drama Son of a Gun where he plays a
notorious criminal who has escaped from prison, and the political thriller Our
Kind of Traitor opposite Stellan Skarsgard.
McGregor recently wrapped production on the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead,
opposite Don Cheadle and Zoe Saldana. BiFrost Pictures will produce the film and
Cheadle will direct.
Among his more recent film roles was John Wells' film adaptation of Tracy
Letts' Pulitzer-and Tony-winning play August: Osage County opposite Meryl Streep
and Julia Roberts. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and was
released by The Weinstein Company on December 25th, 2013. McGregor also starred
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, and Beginners, opposite Christopher Plummer, and based
on director Mike Mills' personal story, where he portrayed a man coming to terms
with his dying father's latent homosexuality.
McGregor also garnered terrific acclaim for his 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 I:
The Phantom Menace, 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
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: Revenge of the Sith; the animated films
Robots directed by Chris Wedge, and Valiant directed by Gary Chapman; Tim
Burton's Big Fish alongside 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.
McGregor received critical acclaim for his role in Danny Boyle's A Life Less
Ordinary, for which he won the Best British Actor Award (for the third time
running) at the 1997 Empire Movie Awards. 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, and won an Emmy Award for
Outstanding Guest Actor for his episodic role in the NBC television series ER.
McGregor is a devoted and influential philanthropist, and serves as a
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 was the face of the global British luxury
lifestyle brand Belstaff.
McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland and currently resides in Los Angeles.