Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Who is Ewan McGregor?

Ewan McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals. He is well known for his roles in ‘Trainspotting’ and the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy, which gave him his two biggest career breakthroughs. Additionally, he is the entrepreneur of ‘Natural Nylon’ and has appeared in a number of low-budget, artsy Hollywood films before he was offered the indelible roles of ‘Mark Renton’ and ‘Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi’.

What is Ewan McGregor Famous for?

He is well known for his roles in movies, ‘Trainspotting’ and the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy, which gave him his two biggest career breakthroughs. He is also famous for winning Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Fargo (2014) for numerous nominations for prestigious honors and awards.

Where was Ewan McGregor Born?

Ewan McGregor was born as Ewan Gordon McGregor in Perth, Scotland, the United Kingdom on March 31, 1971, to James Charles Stewart (father) and Carole Diane (mother). His father was a teacher with the ‘physical education’ department and his mother was a school administrator and a teacher. He has a sibling namely, Colin McGregor. He belongs to Scottish- British nationality and mixed (Scottish- German) ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries and His religion ideology is a Secular Humanist. He went Independent Morrison's Academy in Chief for his early education. He then attended the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He studied drama for a year in Kirkcaldy in Fife.

How is Ewan McGregor's Career?

McGregor's first professional role was in 1993 in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar for which he won a leading role. Some of his best-known roles include heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting (1996) and T2 Trainspotting (2017), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (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 the live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast (2017), and the adult  the version of the titular character in the fantasy comedy-drama Christopher Robin (2018). Ewan made his directorial debut with American Pastoral (2016), an adaptation of Philip Roth's book, in which Ewan also starred.

In 2018, McGregor won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as brothers in the third season of the FX anthology series Fargo and received various other nominations for prestigious honors and awards. McGregor has also starred in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005–07) and Othello (2007–08). He was ranked number 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997. McGregor has been involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK since 2004. In 2013, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama and charity. In 2016, he received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award. 

What are Ewan McGregor's Achievements?

He titled for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for Moulin Rouge! (2001). He won Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Fargo (2014). Similarly, he won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film for Young Adam (2003), Best Actor – Film for Trainspotting (1996). Likewise, he won Capri Ensemble Cast Award for August: Osage County (2013). He won Empire Award for Best British Actor for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Best British Actor for A Life Less Ordinary (1997). He won the European Film Award for European Actor for The Ghost Writer (2010).

He was also nominated for countless times for various prestigious honor and awards. In 2010, McGregor was appointed by the French government as a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of the Arts and Letters). McGregor was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to drama and charity.

What is Ewan McGregor's Net Worth?

There is no information regarding his income, salary. Whereas, his net worth is around $ 45 million. He earns mostly from his acting and directing career. Information regarding her cars, houses, businesses and their worths are still under review.

How is Ewan McGregor's Personal Life?

McGregor was married to Eve Mavrakis, a French-Greek Jewish production designer whom he met on the set of Kavanagh QC, in 1995. Together they have four daughters, one of them adopted from Mongolia namely, Clara, Ester, Anouk, and Jamyan. In May 2017, He parted ways from her first wife, McGregor then began a relationship with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whom he met on the set of season 3 of Fargo in which they starred together. On 19 January 2018, McGregor filed for divorce from his wife, citing irreconcilable differences. Currently, he has no reports of relationship out in media.

How Tall is Ewan McGregor?

On talking about his body measurements, Ewan has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Additionally, he weighs is 74Kg. Ewan’s hair color is light brown and his eye color is blue.  His body measurements are 42-14-34(Chest-Bicep-Waist). His shoe size is 10(US). He has a straight sexual orientation.

Ewan McGregor is active on social media profiles. Till now, She has more than 1.37 million followers on her Twitter account with id @mcgregor_ewan. He doesn't have official Facebook and Instagram profiles.

Facts to be known about Ewan McGregor :

  1. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture.
  2. In 2007, on an episode of Parkinson, McGregor said he had given up alcohol after a period where he was arguably a functioning alcoholic, and that he had not had a drink in seven years. In 2008, he had a cancerous mole removed from below his right eye.
  3. A motorcyclist since his youth, McGregor undertook a marathon international motorbike trip in 2004 from mid-April to the end of July, traveling from London to New York via central Europe, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Canada, and the United States on BMW R1150GS Adventure motorbikes.
  4.  In 2007 he went for another motorcycle trip from John o' Groats in Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa. The journey, entitled Long Way Down, lasted from 12 May until 5 August 2007.
  5.  McGregor appeared in a two-part BBC documentary in April 2012 entitled Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission in which he travels by motorbike, boat, plane, and foot to deliver vaccines to children in remote parts of India, Nepal and the Republic of Congo. The trip was part of his work as a UNICEF Ambassador.
  6.  His first name is pronounced "you-an".
  7.  He resided in North London, England with his family until 2008, when they relocated to Los Angeles. He is near-sighted. He quit drinking alcohol in November 2000.
Ewan McGregor
Quick Facts of Ewan McGregor
Celebrated Name Ewan McGregor
Age 49 years old
Nick Name Ewan McGregor
Birth Name Ewan Gordon McGregor
Birth Date 1971-03-31
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Nationality scottish and british
Place of Birth Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, United Kingdom
Education Morrison's Academy and Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Father James Charles Stuart McGregor
Mother Carol Diane McGregor
Brother Colin McGregor
Ethnicity mixed (Scottish- German)
Religion Secular Humanist
Horoscope Aries
Net Worth $45 million
Marital Status Married
Wife Eve Mavrakis
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight 74 kg
Hair Color light brown
Eye Color blue
Body Measurement 42-14-34(Chest-Bicep-Waist)
Shoe Size 10(US)
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