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Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. McGregor was last seen on the London stage in 2008 starring opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor at the Donmar Warehouse, in a role he reprised on BBC Radio 3 in May 2008. Prior to that he starred alongside Jane Krakowski, Douglas Hodge and Jenna Russell in the original Donmar Warehouse production of Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre in London. For his performance in the leading role of Sky Masterson, McGregor received the LastMinute.com award for Best Actor and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier stage work includes a production of David Halliwell's Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against the Eunuchs, which was first staged at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. On screen, McGregor will next be seen in 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 will be released by The Weinstein Company on December 25th, 2013. McGregor recently wrapped production on Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun, starring as the leader of an outlaw gang opposite Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton, as well as Julius Avery's Son of a Gun in Australia. He is currently in production on Mortdecai, the film adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s book The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery, starring 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 brought 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 acclaim for his recent performance in Lasse Hallström'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 Kenobiin 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 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. 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 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.

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Ewan McGregor STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2014
Henry

[West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sky Masterson


Ewan McGregor Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award

Ewan McGregor, The Real Thing

Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Actor in a Musical

Ewan McGregor, Guys And Dolls

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2024 Laurence Olivier Bursaries Award £80,000 To Talented Drama School Students In Need Of Financial Support

18 drama school students from across the UK have been awarded Laurence Olivier bursaries, administered by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), to help them complete their training. 
Royal Highland Centre Reveals Lineup of 2024 Experiences and Events

Royal Highland Centre has announced its upcoming 2024 experiences, from Summer Sessions to Comic Con and the iconic Royal Highland Show. Learn more about the lineup of events here!
Concert Performances of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE JUNGLE BOOK Will Be Performed at New Wimbledon Theatre

The Novello Orchestra will present two classic Disney films in concert this summer, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book will be performed live to film as part of Wimbledon Childrens Festival. Beauty and the Beast will take place on 10th August, with showings at 3pm and 7pm and The Jungle Book the following day on the 11th August, with showings at 10am and 3pm.
Video: Watch Ewan McGregor Lead Showtime's Trailer for A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

An adaptation of Amor Towles' best-selling novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW follows Count Alexander Rostov, played by Emmy Award-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars franchise, Halston, Trainspotting), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Watch the video!
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW Sets Showtime Premiere Date

An adaptation of Amor Towles' internationally best-selling novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW follows Count Alexander Rostov, played by Emmy Award-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars franchise, Halston, Trainspotting), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history.
Feature: 10 CELEBRITIES AT TOKYO COMIC CON 2023 OF GRAND FINALE

Tokyo and Osaka Comic Con: Since 2016, a pop culture festival providing opportunities for communication with celebrities and artists, exhibition of props used in movies, and interaction among cosplay enthusiasts. In the past, celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Orlando Bloom gathered, and the 8th Tokyo Comic Con 2023 took place over three days from December 8th. This time, ambassador Mackenyu, and celebrities such as Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Logan, Mads Mikkelsen, Christopher Lloyd, and others participated. Here, we bring you the highlights from the grand finale on the last day.
Interview: Mackenyu [Tokyo Comic Con 2023 Ambassador]

​​​​​​​Mackenyu: Known worldwide for his role as Zoro in the live-action 'ONE PIECE'series. He won the Newcomer of the Year at the Awards of the Japanese Academy for his role in the movie 'Chihayafuru'. His major works include the movie 'Rurouni Kenshin' series and the 'Fullmetal Alchemist' series. He served as the ambassador for Tokyo Comic Con 2023, held from December 8th for three days. 'Tokyo Comic Con' is a pop culture festival that provides opportunities for communication with celebrities and exhibits props used in movies. Here, we bring you the interview with Mackenyu on the first day.
Feature: 10 CELEBRITIES GATHERED AT TOKYO COMIC CON 2023'S OPENING CEREMONY

Tokyo and Osaka Comic Con: Since 2016, a pop culture festival providing opportunities for communication with celebrities and artists, exhibition of props used in movies, and interaction among cosplay enthusiasts. In the past, celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Orlando Bloom gathered, and the 8th Tokyo Comic Con 2023 took place over three days from December 8th. This time, ambassador Mackenyu, and celebrities such as Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Logan, Mads Mikkelsen, Christopher Lloyd, and others participated. Here, we bring you the highlights of the opening ceremony on the first day.
イン�¿�"ュー: 新�"� 真剣佑【東京コミコン 2023アンバサダー】

新田 真剣佑:実写版ドラマ『ONE PIECE』のゾロ役で世界的に知られている。映画『ちはやふる』では、日本アカデミー賞新人俳優賞を受賞。主な代表作は映画『るろうに剣心』シリーズ、『鋼の錬金術師』シリーズなど。2023年12月8日から3日間、幕張メッセで開催された『東京コミコン 2023』のアンバサダーを務めた。『東京コミコン』は海外の有名俳優とのコミュニケーション、映画で使用された小道具の展示などを設けているポップ・カルチャーの祭典。こちらでは初日に行われた新田氏の囲み取材の様子をお届けする。
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特é��: 来日ス�¿ー10名勢揃い!東京コミコン 2023 オープニングセレモニー

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Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 28th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 28, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Baz Luhrmann Can 'Absolutely' See MOULIN ROUGE! Film Adaptation of Stage Musical

Baz Luhrmann has revealed that he has 'absolutely' thought about bringing Moulin Rouge! back to the big screen for a film adaptation of the stage musical. The original movie starred Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, and more.
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL At China Teatern

A musical full of spectacular song and dance acts. Do not miss it!
Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 
£79,000 of Laurence Olivier Bursaries Awarded to Drama School Students in Need of Financial Support

17 drama school students from across the UK have been awarded Laurence Olivier bursaries, administered by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), to help them complete their training.
TRAINSPOTTING Musical Will Be Even Darker Than Novel and Film Says Author Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has shared that the new Trainspotting musical will be even darker than any previous iteration of the story. 
CINDERELLA'S REVENGE to Star Lauren Staerck & Natasha Henstridge

Mark Amin’s Sobini Films has set Lauren Staerck and Natasha Henstridge to star in the horror/fairytale CINDERELLA’S REVENGE directed by Andy Edwards (Zombie Spring Breakers). The film is produced by Mark Amin of Sobini Films, Mark Lester, Cami Winikoff, and Jessica Mathis, with Stephanie Lodge, Beatrice Fletcher, Megan Purvis and Darrell Griggs.
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! at the Aronoff Center

Moulin Rouge! is based on the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film of the same name and originally starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Known for its somber tale and use of modern music in a vintage setting, the story and its elements translated extremely well to the stage while also being different enough to appreciate the stage musical in its own right. The updated music for a 2023 audience, a strong cast and crew, and a tale of desperate, devoted love all make this production Moulin Rouge! excel beyond the surface of the fantasy.
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! Is a Thrilling Spectacle

The cast of the musical Moulin Rouge! has a difficult task. The beloved 2001 movie directed by Baz Luhrmann has achieved near-cult status. Its cast included Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, and Jim Broadbent, all at the top of their game. A musical based on a film so iconic has a lot to live up to.

Ewan McGregor FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Ewan McGregor been in?

Ewan McGregor has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ewan McGregor been in?

Ewan McGregor has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ewan McGregor's first West End show?

Ewan McGregor's first West End show was Guys and Dolls which opened in 2005

What awards has Ewan McGregor been nominated for?

Ewan McGregor has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performance in The Real Thing and for Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for Guys And Dolls.

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