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Ewen Bremner

Highest Rated:   95% Snowpiercer (2014)
Lowest Rated:   11% Fool's Gold (2008)
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Birthplace:   Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Despite the fact that his excrement-flinging moment of glory in director Danny Boyle's flamboyant adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel Trainspotting would forever leave an impression on adventurous filmgoers, and regardless of subsequent appearances alongside such Hollywood heavies as Ben Affleck in high-profile Hollywood releases like Pearl Harbor, actor Ewen Bremner has yet to achieve the level of success of Trainspotting cohorts Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle. An Edinburgh native whose art teacher parents actively supported his creative pursuits, Bremner first received widespread exposure when, at age 17, the theater workshop play in which he appeared transferred from Scotland to London's Royal Court. Subsequently making his feature debut with the U.K. television drama Heavenly Pursuits (1985), Bremner would take on supporting roles in Prince of Jutland (1994) and Judge Dredd (1995) before being catapulted into the international limelight as the hapless "Spud" in Trainspotting. Despite having essayed the lead as Renton in the popular stage adaptation of Trainspotting, Bremner no doubt made quite an impression with audiences in the key supporting role, his alternately pathetic and sympathetic put-upon character offering some of the film's finest comic moments. The following year, Bremner attempted to bypass the hype by taking some time off and pondering his future as an actor. Though such subsequent films as The Life of Stuff (1997) and The Acid House (1998, again adapted from the works of Welsh) contained Trainspotting's edgy humor, their attempts to be "hip" were notably strained, and neither film fared well at the box office. Bremner's role as the titular character in eccentric wonder-boy director Harmony Korine's Julien Donkey-Boy found him again overlooked when the film failed to click with critics and audiences, but the undaunted Bremner would soon crack up audiences with his supporting role as "Mullet" in Guy Ritchie's stylized follow-up to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch (2000). With his role in director Michael Bay's high-profile 2001 war film Pearl Harbor, the talented actor proved his versatility once and for all by essaying the role of a wholeheartedly patriotic American soldier fighting in WWII. When Bremner stepped back into fatigues the very next year for a supporting role in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, it appeared as if he might finally be achieving the success that had previously eluded him. The next year, he appeared as none other than legendary surrealist Salvador Dali in the U.K. television drama Surrealissimo: The Trial of Salvador Dali, and in the following few years, he would balance such high-profile Hollywood releases as The Rundown (2003) and Around the World in 80 Days (also 2003) with such foreign gems as the Swedish film Sweet Dreams. He was in 2004's Alien vs. Predator, and the next year played an Inspector in Woody Allen's Match Point. He was part of the ensemble in the original version of Death at a Funeral, and reteamed with Allen for 2010's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. In 2011 he appeared alongside Ewan McGreggor in the drama Perfect Sense, and also appeared in the spy drama Page Eight.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Renegades
  • Jim Rainey
2017
No Score Yet Wonder Woman
  • Actor
2017
78% T2 Trainspotting
  • Spud
$2.4M 2017
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Expert
2014
95% Snowpiercer
  • Andrew
$2.8M 2014
77% Get Santa
  • PC Finkerton
$1.8M 2014
No Score Yet Skumringslandet (The Veil of Twilight)
  • Rabbi Dunbar
2014
No Score Yet A Poet in New York
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Salting the Battlefield
  • Rollo Maverley
2014
64% Great Expectations
  • Wemmick
$0.3M 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer
  • Wicke
$65.2M 2013
54% Perfect Sense
  • James
$2.1k 2012
92% Page Eight
  • Rollo Madeley
2011
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Henry Strangler
$3.2M 2010
21% Faintheart
  • Julian
2008
11% Fool's Gold
  • Alfonz
$70.2M 2008
60% Death at a Funeral
  • Justin
$8.5M 2007
72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe)
  • Andy
2007
No Score Yet Marvelous
  • Lars
2006
77% Match Point
  • Inspector Dowd
$23.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Zero Sum (Letters)
  • Actor
2005
21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator
  • Graeme Miller
$80.3M 2004
31% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Inspector Fix
2004
40% The Reckoning
  • Simon Damian
2004
70% The Rundown
  • Declan
$47.6M 2003
No Score Yet Skagerrak
  • Actor
2003
80% 16 Years of Alcohol
  • Jake
2003
No Score Yet Fancy Dancing
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Surrealissimo: The Trial of Salvador Dali
  • Actor
2002
76% Black Hawk Down
  • Nelson
$108.6M 2001
25% Pearl Harbor
  • Red
$197.8M 2001
73% Snatch
  • Mullet
$30.1M 2001
No Score Yet Paranoid
  • Gordon
2000
26% Julien Donkey-Boy
  • Julien
1999
45% The Acid House
  • Coco
1998
No Score Yet Deacon Brodie
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • Actor
1997
90% Trainspotting
  • Spud
1996
18% Judge Dredd
  • Junior Angel
1995
No Score Yet Wide Open Spaces
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet
  • Joe
1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland)
  • Frovin
1994
88% Naked
  • Archie
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
46% Houdini & Doyle
2016
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • 2016
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Rollo Maverley
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
  • Ryan Baisley
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Lost Room
2006
  • Harold Stritzke
  • 2006
No Score Yet Accused
2010-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Moving On
2009-2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Will
2016
  • Richard Topcliffe

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