Ewan McGregor

Highest Rated: 100% Humpback Whales (2015)
Birthday: Mar 31, 1971
Birthplace: Crieff, Scotland
Ewan McGregor rocketed to fame over a short period of time, thanks to a brilliant turn as a heroin addict in Trainspotting and the good fortune of being selected by George Lucas and co. to portray the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. Because Menace arrived amid concomitant fanfare and massive prerelease expectations in early summer 1999, McGregor's appearance in the new trilogy drew a whirlwind of media attention and elicited a series of roles in additional box-office blockbusters, launching the then 28-year-old actor into megastardom. Born on March 31, 1971, in the Scottish town of Crieff, on the southern edge of the Highlands, McGregor joined the Perth Repertory Theatre after high school graduation and subsequently trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His studies at Guildhall led to a key role in Dennis Potter's 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar, a made-for-television musical comedy set during the Suez Crisis. That same year, McGregor received first billing in the British television miniseries Scarlet & Black, an adaptation of Henri Beyle Stendhal's 1830 period novel about a young social climber in post-Napoleonic, late 19th century Europe. McGregor made a well-pedigreed cinematic debut, with a bit part in Bill Forsyth's episodic American drama Being Human (1993), starring Robin Williams. The picture, however, undeservedly flopped and closed almost as soon as it opened, rendering McGregor's contribution ineffectual. The actor continued to turn up on television on both sides of the Atlantic until late 1996; some of his more notable work during this period includes his turn as a beleaguered gunman in an episode of ER and the Cold War episode of Tales From the Crypt, in which he plays a vampiric thief. McGregor landed his cinematic breakthrough role with Danny Boyle's noirish, heavily stylized Shallow Grave (1994). In that film, he essays the role of Alex, a journalist who finds himself in a horrendous position after a murder. He appeared in Carl Prechezer's little-seen British surfing parable Blue Juice (1995) and Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book (1996) before losing almost 30 pounds and shaving his head for his turn as heroin addict Mark Renton in Trainspotting, his sophomore collaboration with Danny Boyle, which gained the attention of critics and audiences worldwide. McGregor then took a 180-degree turn (and projected unflagging versatility) by portraying Frank Churchill in the elegant historical comedy Emma (1996).McGregor continued to work at an impressive pace after Emma, with appearances in Brassed Off (1996), Nightwatch (1998), The Serpent's Kiss (1997), and yet another project with Danny Boyle, the 1997 fantasy A Life Less Ordinary. (The latter film concludes on a raffish note, with an animated puppet of Ewan McGregor dressed in a kilt that bears the McGregor family tartan). In 1998, the actor signed to appear in the Star Wars prequels. (Lucas' decision to hire McGregor for Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels was hardly capricious; his uncle, Denis Lawson, had appeared as Wedge Antilles, decades earlier, in the original three installments of the series.) That same year, McGregor contributed a fine performance to Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine, with his portrayal of an iconoclastic, Iggy Pop-like singer during the 1970s glam rock era.As the new millennium dawned, McGregor had a full slate of projects before him, including several for his own production shingle, Natural Nylon, co-founded by McGregor and fellow actors Jude Law, Sean Pertwee, Sadie Frost, and fellow Trainspotter Jonny Lee Miller. Pat Murphy's biopic Nora (2000, co-produced by Wim Wenders' banner Road Movies Filmproduktion and by Metropolitan pictures), represented one of the first films to emerge from this production house. As a dramatization of the real-life relationship between James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, Nora stars McGregor as Joyce and Susan Lynch as the eponymous Nora. The actor staye

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Black Mask 2020
72% Christopher Robin Christopher Robin 2018
32% Zoe Cole 2018
71% Beauty and the Beast Lumiere $504M 2017
80% T2 Trainspotting Mark Renton $2.4M 2017
21% American Pastoral Swede Levov Director $0.6M 2016
72% Our Kind of Traitor Perry $3.2M 2016
77% Last Days In The Desert Yeshua / The Demon 2016
73% Miles Ahead Dave Brill 2016
41% Jane Got a Gun Colin McCann $1M 2016
No Score Yet The Bug Actor 2016
12% Mortdecai Martland $6.9M 2015
62% Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch 2015
100% Humpback Whales Narrator 2015
73% Thunder and the House of Magic Actor $1.7M 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair $37.4M 2014
No Score Yet Born to be King Actor 2014
65% August: Osage County Bill Fordham $29.3M 2013
44% The Unbelievers Actor 2013
No Score Yet Charge Narrator 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont $65.2M 2013
81% The Impossible Henry $19M 2012
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones $4.8M 2012
56% Perfect Sense Michael $2.1K 2012
80% Haywire Kenneth $19M 2012
85% Beginners Oliver $5.8M 2011
No Score Yet Astronaut Actor 2011
No Score Yet Fastest Narrator 2011
No Score Yet Battle of Britain Presenter 2011
71% I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris $2.1M 2010
76% Nanny McPhee Returns Mr. Green $29M 2010
44% Jackboots on Whitehall Chris 2010
84% The Ghost Writer The Ghost $11.1M 2010
51% The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton $32.5M 2009
20% Amelia Gene Vidal $14.2M 2009
37% Angels & Demons Camerlengo $133.4M 2009
20% Incendiary Jasper 2009
11% Deception Jonathan McQuarry $4.6M 2008
46% Cassandra's Dream Ian $0.9M 2007
67% Miss Potter Norman Warne $2.9M 2007
No Score Yet Troy's Story: The Legend of Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss Narrator 2007
40% Scenes of a Sexual Nature Actor 2006
34% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Ian Rider $0.6M 2006
No Score Yet The Doctor, the Tornado & the Kentucky Kid Narrator 2006
26% Stay Sam Foster $3.4M 2005
32% Valiant Valiant $19.4M 2005
40% The Island Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln $35.9M 2005
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi 2005
64% Robots Rodney Copperbottom $128.2M 2005
63% Young Adam Joe $0.7M 2004
53% Faster Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Spooks and Creeps Actor 2004
75% Big Fish Young Ed Bloom $66.3M 2003
60% Down With Love Catcher Block $20.2M 2003
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi $308M 2002
No Score Yet In the Wild Host 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Grimes $108.6M 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! Christian $55.1M 2001
64% Nora James Joyce Producer 2001
No Score Yet R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Himself 2001
9% Eye of the Beholder the Eye 2000
No Score Yet Anno Domini Actor 2000
No Score Yet Tube Tales Director 1999
54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi $431.1M 1999
30% Rogue Trader Nick Leeson 1999
79% Little Voice Billy 1998
56% Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild 1998
28% Nightwatch Martin Bells 1998
No Score Yet Desserts Actor 1998
39% A Life Less Ordinary Robert 1997
66% The Pillow Book Jerome 1997
79% Brassed Off Andy 1997
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome Director 1997
84% Emma Frank Churchill 1996
90% Trainspotting Mark Renton 1996
No Score Yet Blue Juice Dean Raymond 1995
69% Shallow Grave Alex Law 1995
54% Being Human Alvarez 1994

TV

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No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest Appearing
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Narrator Host
  • 2019
  • 2002
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
97% Fargo
2014-2017
Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
62% Doll & Em
2014-2015
Ewan
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Duncan Stewart
  • 1997
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1996

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