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Ewan McGregor Biography

Birth Name:
Ewan Gordon McGregor
Birth Place:
Crieff, Scotland
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Jude Law was a former roommate
  • One of the cofounders of the independent production company Natural Nylon (along with Law, Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller and others)
  • Presented with an honorary doctorate in 2001 from the University of Ulster at a graduation ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Believed that the set of 2001' s Black Hawk Down was too violent and refused to allow his children or wife to visit him while shooting
  • Completed a 2004 trip from London to New York on a motorcycle in 115 days, traveling through Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Alaska and Canada
  • Actor Charley Boorman accompanied him
  • In 2009, he romanced Jim Carrey in the film I Love You Phillip Morris, donned religious attire for the thriller Angels & Demons, and portrayed Gene Vidal in Amelia
  • Named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours list in 2013

Awards

  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2013Goya Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Lead Actor: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships