Ewan McGregor Biography

Ewan McGregor

Quick Facts About Ewan McGregor

Celebrated Name Ewan McGregor
Age 50 Years
Nick Name Ewan McGregor
Birth Name Ewan Gordon McGregor
Birth Date 1971-03-31
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Nationality Scottish-American-British
Ethnicity Scottish-White
Religion Secular Humanist
Marital Status Married and Divorced; In a relationship at present
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Place Of Birth Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Net Worth $20 Million
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 74 KG
Wife Eve Mavrakis
Bearded Style Clean Shaved
Hair Style Short
First Award Best Actor Award for The Ghost Writer
Debut Movie Being Human (1994)
Best Known For Trainspotting (1996)
Number Of TV Appearences 14
Total Featured Movies 61
Shoe Size
Body Type Slim
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead
School Morrison's Academy
University Kirkcaldy College of Technology
Educational Qualification Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Father James Charles Stewart
Mother Carole Diane
Siblings 1
Brothers Colin
Horoscope Aries
Famous For Being a Scottish actor as well as a director
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Golden Globe Award-Winning Scottish actor is named for Ewan McGregor who is famous for starring in numerous movies and television shows from the year 1993 till now. Moreover, he is also a film director. He made his directorial debut with "American Pastoral" (2016), in which he also starred. In 1994, he appeared in an epic fantasy drama film "Being Human" for his role as Alvarez which was his debut film. As a debut TV show, he appeared in 6 episodes in a British television show "Lipstick on Your Collar" for his role as PTE Mick Hopper in 1993. After then, he has made his role as Mark Renton in "Trainspotting" (1996) and "T2 Trainspotting" (2017), Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy (1999-2005), poet Christian in the musical film "Moulin Rouge!" (2001), SPC John Grimes in "Black Hawk Down" (2001), young Edward Bloom in "Big Fish" (2003), Rodney Copperbottom in "Robots" (2005), Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in "Angels and Demons" (2009), "the ghost" in Roman Polanski's political thriller "The Ghost Writer" (2010), Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2011), Lumière in "Beauty and the Beast" (2017), the adult version of the titular character in "Christopher Robin" (2018), the adult version of Dan Torrance in the horror film "Doctor Sleep" (2019), and most recently, Black Mask in the DC Extended Universe superhero film "Birds of Prey" (2020). Additionally, he has also starred in theatre productions of "Guys and Dolls" (2005-2007) and "Othello" (2007-2008). He is a motorcyclist since his youth. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture. Mr. McGregor, now 50, became so possessed with Halston in the eponymous Ryan Murphy mini-series coming to Netflix that sometimes he thought he was Halston, that he was the one who designed Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat for the inauguration. "There were just little moments," Mr. McGregor said, "where I felt like, 'Oh, that was him.' There was, like, a little curse, an eye roll or something where I felt that was it." 

Ewan McGregor in the Netflix TV Miniseries 'Halston'

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Famous For

  • Being a Scottish actor as well as a director. 
  • For his role as Mark Renton in the drama "Trainspotting" (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy (1999-2005).

Where is Ewan McGregor from?

Ewan was born with the birth name of Ewan Gordon McGregor in Perth, Scotland. Whereas he holds United Kingdom citizenship as well as U.S citizenship. His birth date is March 31, 1971, making him the present age of 50. He was born at 3:45 PM CET. He was raised in nearby Crieff. His nationality is Scottish-American-British whereas his ethnic background is Scottish-White. Thus, his race is White. He is the son of James Charles Stewart (father) and Carole Diane (mother). Additionally, his father was a teacher with the 'physical education' department and his mother was a school administrator and a teacher. He has an older brother, Colin (born 1969), a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. His Zodiac sign is Aries and his religion is Secular Humanist.

Focusing on his education, he attended the independent Morrison's Academy in Crieff. Later, he left his school at the age of sixteen and then started working as a stagehand at Perth Theatre and studied a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology. Later, he moved to London to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was 18 years old. He later graduated from Guildhall School. 

How was the Career of Ewan McGregor?

  • Ewan made his TV debut as a leading role in Dennis Potter's six-part Channel 4 series "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993). In the same year, he starred in the BBC adaptation of "Scarlet and Black".
  • He made his film debut in Bill Forsyth's "Being Human" (1994) and made his role in the thriller "Shallow Grave" in the same year which helped him to win an Empire Award. 
  • He rose to fame with the role of Mark Renton in Boyle's "Trainspotting" (1996). In 1998, he played the male romantic lead role in the British film "Little Voice". & was also cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, released between 1999 and 2005.
  • In 2001, he starred in "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) as the young poet Christian receiving his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination. 
  • After then, he appeared in Ridley Scott's war film "Black Hawk Down" (2001) as John Grimes and starred alongside Renée Zellweger in "Down with Love" (2003).
  • He voiced two successful animated features; "Robots" and "Valiant" (both 2005). Also in the same year, he can be seen in the science fiction action thriller film "The Island" (2005), "Stay" (2005). 
  • He then narrated the Fulldome production "Astronaut" (2006) as well as the STV show JetSet (also 2006). 
  • He starred opposite Colin Farrell in the Woody Allen film Cassandra's "Dream" (2007), and he co-starred with Jim Carrey in "I Love You Phillip Morris" and appeared in "Amelia" (both 2009). 
  • He played "the ghost" in the political thriller "The Ghost Writer" (2010) and also he portrayed Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in "Angels & Demons" back in 2009.
  • He starred in the British comedy "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" in 2011 which earned him the second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination. 
  • Later, he starred alongside Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in "August: Osage County" in 2013 and starred in the disaster drama film "The Impossible" in 2012. 
  • He starred in the action-comedy film "Mortdecai" (2015), & made his directorial debut with "American Pastoral" (2016).
  • In the year 2017, he reprised his role as Mark Renton in "T2 Trainspotting" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" as Lumiere. 
  • Not only this but also he starred in FX anthology series in the third season of "Fargo" (both 2017), which garnered him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film for his dual performance of Emmit Stussy and Ray Stussy at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
  • He starred as the adult version of the titular character in "Christopher Robin" in 2018 and also starred as the older Danny Torrance in "Doctor Sleep" in 2019. 
  • He appeared opposite Margot Robbie in Warner Bros.'s DC Comics film "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" in 2020.
  • It was announced by Lucasfilm that he would reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new "Star Wars" TV series, due for release on Disney+ in 2022. 
  • Also, he has created a charismatic portrait of the gay American fashion designer Halston in the eponymously titled miniseries for Netflix in 2021. 
  • Besides this, Ewan has appeared in a two-part BBC documentary in April 2012 entitled "Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission". 
  • On 14th December 2019, he and Boorman finished a three-month journey on electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles from Patagonia, Argentina to California, United States for an upcoming docuseries & on 27th May 2020, it was announced that the series would premiere on Apple TV+. The 10-episode series, "Long Way Up", debuted on 18th September 2020.
  • In 2020 he voiced his support for Scottish independence, saying that "it's time". He became a naturalized US citizen after 2016 so he would be able to vote in the 2020 US presidential election. 

Awards and Achievements

  • Appointed by the French government as a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of the Arts and Letters) in 2010
  • Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to drama and charity

Ewan McGregor with Critics’ Choice Awards

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  • Nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Fargo (2014), Outstanding Narrator for Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart (2016), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for ER (1994)
  • Nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Nominated for CinEuphoria Award for Best Supporting Actor - International Competition for Lo imposible (2012)
  • Nominated for Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor for The Ghost Writer (2010).
  • Won Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Fargo (2014)
  • Won BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film for Young Adam (2003), Best Actor - Film for Trainspotting (1996)
  • Won Capri Ensemble Cast Award for August: Osage County (2013) 
  • Won Empire Award for Best British Actor for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Best British Actor for A Life Less Ordinary (1997). Won the European Film Award for European Actor for The Ghost Writer (2010)

Who is Ewan McGregor married to?

Married man, Ewan McGregor is currently in a relationship with her beautiful girlfriend, Mary Elizabeth Winstead who is an actress and singer by profession. He met Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the set of the TV series, "Fargo". Since 2018, the duo is together. His sexual orientation is straight. He divides his time living between Los Angeles, California, and St John's Wood, London.

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Ewan McGregor firstly dated French production designer, Eve Mavrakis in the year 1994 and married her on 22nd July 1995, in a French village. The duo is blessed with four daughters named Clara Mathilde McGregor, Esther Rose McGregor, Jamyan McGregor, and Annouk McGregor. Sadly, the couple split on 19th  January 2018. The divorce was finalized on 13 August 2020. 

Moreover, Ewan is involved in charity work, including UNICEF UK since 2004 and the GO Campaign. He hosted the annual Hollywood gala for the GO Campaign in 2009 and 2010. He has worked with the Children's Hospice Association Scotland, as featured in Long Way Down. In 2012 he traveled with UNICEF immunization workers to remote parts of India, Nepal, and the Republic of Congo for a BBC2 documentary entitled "Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission". 

How much is Ewan McGregor Net Worth?

Ewan McGregor is an actor who has made a huge fortune in his career. His net worth is estimated to be in the range of $20 million as his divorce hurt his net worth. As per sources, a 2019 court ruling took $4 million off McGregor's hands, but it was their 2020 divorce settlement that gave Mavrakis a home worth $6 million, a $500,000 bank account, and five cars (although McGregor kept 30). He will keep paying his ex-wife royalties from all films he shot during the marriage, plus other blockbusters like 2017's "Beauty and the Beast." This is to say nothing of the $15,000-per-month and $36,000-per-month in child and spousal support. Whereas his exact salary earning is still to get unfold yet. He has endorsed for LG (2013) and has also appeared in commercials on Citroen DS5 Hybrid car, Davidoff Adventure cologne, and others. His major source of wealth comes from his acting career and he is living a luxurious lifestyle as of today. 

How tall is Ewan McGregor?

Ewan is 5 ft 10 in tall with a bodyweight of 74 Kg or 163 pounds. His body build is slim. His hair color is light brown and he has a pair of blue eyes. He has a Scottish accent with a mischievous smile. He has a tattoo on his right arm of a heart and a dagger on which the names of his wife and daughters are written. His shoe size is speculated to be 9½. In 2008 McGregor had a cancerous mole removed from below his right eye. He is nearsighted. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality. 

Did You Know?

  • As a film director, Ewan made his directorial debut with "American Pastoral" (2016), in which he also starred.
  • In 1994, he appeared in an epic fantasy drama film "Being Human" for his role as Alvarez which was his debut film.
  • He is a motorcyclist since his youth.
  • In a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture.
  • He holds the United Kingdom citizenship as well as the U.S citizenship.
  • His religion is Secular Humanist.