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Ewan McGregor

 
Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2014
Henry
  [West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sky Masterson

Photos

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor Photo

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor

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06/04/2019
Ewan McGregor and his daughter Jamyam McGregor Photo

Ewan McGregor and his daughter Jamyam McGregor

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06/04/2019
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor Photo

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor

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06/04/2019
 Ewan McGregor attends the European premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' at the B Photo

Ewan McGregor attends the European premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' at the BFI Southbank in London, UK on August 5th, 2018.

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08/06/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2014
Henry

  [West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sky Masterson

Ewan McGregor Biography

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.

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

Ewan McGregor News

James Earl Jones Returns as 'Darth Vader' Voice in OBI-WAN KENOBI Photo James Earl Jones Returns as 'Darth Vader' Voice in OBI-WAN KENOBI
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

Take a first listen to James Earl Jones back as Darth Vader. Jones originated the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, starting with Episode IV – A New Hope. He has also been seen in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Jones also voiced the character in in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and in the animated Star Wars Rebels series.

A.D. Players at The George Theater Present MISS MAUDE This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

A.D. Players at The George Theater announces Sheldon Epps as the Director of Miss Maude, whose pre-Broadway run will premiere on its stage this fall. 

Pacific Symphony Makes STAR WARS History Photo Pacific Symphony Makes STAR WARS History
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

Pacific Symphony became a part of Star Wars history when they participated in the Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration, Thursday, May 26 in Anaheim. Under the baton of five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, the orchestra performed the live premiere of the new theme from the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series.   

BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre Photo BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre
by Korey Beyersdorf - May 22, 2022

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. Between the megawatt musical numbers, stunning dance performances and breathtaking sets and costumes, there is something for everyone in this show. This was an all-around good time, and if you can score a ticket, expect to have a great night at the theatre.

Todd Buonopane Joins Jason Kravits For OFF THE TOP at Birdland Theater Next Week Photo Todd Buonopane Joins Jason Kravits For OFF THE TOP at Birdland Theater Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

After sold-out shows in NYC last fall (and 2+ years after a star-studded week-long London residency) the award-winning, internationally acclaimed, completely improvised night of music and comedy returns to the Birdland Theater for one night only... and then moves on to London for two shows at The Crazy Coqs.

VIDEO: Disney+ Releases New Trailer for OBI-WAN KENOBI Photo VIDEO: Disney+ Releases New Trailer for OBI-WAN KENOBI
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022

The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. 

Ella Jay Basco Drops New Music Video for Asian Empowerment Summer Anthem Photo Ella Jay Basco Drops New Music Video for Asian Empowerment Summer Anthem
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

Actress and singer-songwriter Ella Jay Basco is releasing the video for her new single “Bubble Tea.” The song is a timely new anthem for the Asian American community ahead of May’s AAPI heritage month. The new video is now available globally to stream HERE. 

Bucks County Playhouse Opens 83rd Season With New Play AMERICAN JADE Photo Bucks County Playhouse Opens 83rd Season With New Play AMERICAN JADE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022

When the award-winning actress and playwright, Jodi Long, took her first steps on the Broadway stage in Sidney Lumet's production of “Nowhere to Go But Up,” she was entering a professional world that ran through her family's bloodline. Her Vaudevillian parents had long trod the boards – in fact, as part of a popular song and dance act, they even appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950s.

Jason Kravits Brings OFF THE TOP! to New York and London in May Photo Jason Kravits Brings OFF THE TOP! to New York and London in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

OFF the TOP! with Jason Kravits will play Birdland Theater on May 16th as well as The Crazy Coqs in London, May 27th-28th!

Matt Bomer's FELLOW TRAVELERS Series Picked Up By Showtime Photo Matt Bomer's FELLOW TRAVELERS Series Picked Up By Showtime
by Michael Major - Apr 20, 2022

SHOWTIME announced today that Emmy nominee and Critics Choice Award winner Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band) will star in the limited series FELLOW TRAVELERS, which he will executive produce with Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) and Robbie Rogers (All American, My Policeman).

Ewan McGregor Videos

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks HALSTON on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS! VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks HALSTON on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2021

On screen, he's best known for his roles in 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Star Wars.' 

VIDEO: David Tennant Talks STAGED on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: David Tennant Talks STAGED on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2021

James Corden welcomes his friend David Tennant to the show, and David immediately sets the tone for a great chat thanks to his pink blazer. After the two discuss the pains of homeschooling, James asks David about Melissa Von Stressel, the name of his fake assistant that he used to get out of gigs and requests he didn't have the heart to say no to directly. And David talks about the process of making 'Staged' with his wife, Georgia, Michael Sheen and Simon Evans.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Plays Motorcycle Term, Scottish Slang or STAR WARS Word VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Plays Motorcycle Term, Scottish Slang or STAR WARS Word
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2020

Scotsman, Star Wars actor and motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor tries to guess whether words are Scottish slang, Star Wars words or motorcycle terms.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for LONG WAY UP With Ewan McGregor VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for LONG WAY UP With Ewan McGregor
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2020

The trailer for 'Long Way Up,' the epic, new Apple Original series from stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman is now available. The first three episodes of the 11-part unscripted series will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About STAR WARS Superfans on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About STAR WARS Superfans on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2020

Ewan McGregor expresses his confusion over the caucus system and talks about playing Black Mask in Birds of Prey.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks BIRDS OF PREY on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks BIRDS OF PREY on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020

The actor plays a mob boss who takes on Harley Quinn in the first all-female superhero movie, starring Margot Robbie.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks Upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI Series, and More on THE TONIGHT SH VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks Upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI Series, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2020

Ewan McGregor is starring in the new Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Recently, he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about the show. He revealed that he watches The Mandalorian to prepare for his role.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2020

After a fan gave his religious mother a picture of Ewan in his Jedi robes, she displayed it in their home thinking it was a picture of Jesus.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Hiding His Obi Wan Return on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Hiding His Obi Wan Return on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019

Ewan talks about his beard, dressing up for Halloween, trick-or-treating in Scotland, his favorite candy, keeping his return as Obi-Wan Kenobi a secret, reading William Shatner's book on the set of Star Wars with Jar-Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best, his new sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and his terrifying experience seeing Halloween as a 12-year-old in Holland.

VIDEO: Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in the Trailer for BIRDS OF PREY VideoVIDEO: Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in the Trailer for BIRDS OF PREY
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2019

In Warner Bros. Pictures' “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),” Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) returns as Harley Quinn, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” TV's “Fargo”) as Huntress; Jurnee Smollett-Bell (HBO's “True Blood”) as Black Canary; Rosie Perez (“Fearless,” “Pitch Perfect 2”) as Renee Montoya; Chris Messina (“Argo,” TV's “Sharp Objects”) as Victor Zsasz; and Ewan McGregor (upcoming “Doctor Sleep,” the “Trainspotting” films) as Roman Sionis. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco also stars as Cassandra “Cass” Cain in her feature film debut.


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?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Real Thing and Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls .