Ewan Gordon McGregor (English: Ewan Gordon McGregor Will Gordon McGregor[*]; English pronunciation: /ˌjuːən məˈɡrɛɡər/; born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor. McGregor as Mark Renton in the 1996 film Trainspotting, as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy in three films released from 1999 to 2005, as Christian in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge, in 2003 He is best known for his role as Edward Bloom in the movie Big Fish. In addition, Emma (1996), Ewan McGregor's Hostage (1997), Black Hawk Down (2001), Down with Love (2003), Young Adam (2003), Ireland (2005) ), Philip Morris (2009), The Ghost Writer (2010), The Perfect Sense (2011), and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012). He is also active in theatre, and has been praised by critics for his outstanding performances, particularly in films such as The Handmaiden and the Gangsters (2005-2007) and Othello (2007-2008).
In 1997, McGregor was ranked #36 on the British film magazine Empire's "100 Best Actors of All Time" list. Additionally, in 2013, McGregor was awarded the Order of the Order of the British Empire 4th degree (OBE).
McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Royal Infermery, Perth, Scotland, and grew up in Creep, a town near Perth. His mother, Carol Diane, is a schoolteacher, and his father, James Charles Stewart "Jim" McGregor, is a gymnast. McGregor's older brother, Colin, was a pilot of the RAF Tornado GR4. He is also the niece of actors Dennis Lawson and Silagishi. At the age of four, McGregor played the role of King David in a church play. When he started attending Morrison's Academy, he played the Sheriff of Nottingham in a school play. His school grades were average. At his school, he was more passionate about music than acting. He enjoyed swimming, diving, and playing drums, guitar, and horns, and at 15 he played drums in a school band called Scarlett Pride. It is said that he wanted to become an actor when he was nine years old. He said the reason he wanted to become an actor was influenced by his uncle Dennis Lawson, and that he imagined falling in love with an actress on stage while acting. After that, McGregor lost interest in his school activities, and his mother said he could leave the school if McGregor wanted to. Eventually McGregor left school and tried to enter the Perth Repertory Theatre. The theater needed extras, so he eventually ended up in the theater. After that, McGregor entered the Guild Hall School of Music and Theater to pursue his studies.
Movies and Television
In 1993, six months before graduating from Guildhall School, McGregor appeared in six episodes as Mick Hopper in the Channel 4 television series Lipstick on Your Color. In the same year, he worked alongside Rachel Weiss in the BBC miniseries Scarlet and Black, and made his film debut in the Bill Forsyth film The Story of a Life. The film failed at the box office and received negative reviews. While filming Scarlet and Black, McGregor met Danny Boyle, then-new director, and had the opportunity to participate in his first film. In 1994, he appeared in the thriller film Shallow Grave, directed by Danny Boyle. The acting in the film was praised. McGregor won the Empire Award and the film was filmed at the Fantasporto Film Festival.