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Ewan McGregor

Date of Birth: Wednesday, March 31, 1971
AGE: 48
Occupation: Actor

Biography: A Scottish actor. He has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. McGregor is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), and poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001). He has also received critical acclaim for his starring roles in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005-07) and Othello (2007-08). McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine?s "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997.

Born in the Royal Infirmary in Perth, Scotland, McGregor was brought up in the nearby small town of Crieff, where he attended the independent Morrison?s Academy. His mother, Carol Diane (née Lawson), is a teacher and school administrator, and his father, James Charles Stuart "Jim" McGregor, is a physical education teacher. He has an older brother, Colin, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is the nephew of actor Denis Lawson and the late actress Sheila Gish, and the step-cousin of the late actress Lou Gish. McGregor studied drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In 2005, McGregor appeared for the final time as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. He took very special care - especially in Revenge of the Sith - to ensure that his portrayal of Obi-Wan?s mannerisms, speech timings, and accents closely resembled Alec Guinness? version. That same year, McGregor lent his voice to two successful animated features; he played the robot Rodney Copperbottom in Robots, which also featured the voices of Halle Berry and Robin Williams, and he voiced the lead character in Gary Chapman?s Valiant, alongside Jim Broadbent, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais. Also in 2005, McGregor played two roles - one a clone of the other - opposite Scarlett Johansson in Michael Bay?s The Island, and he appeared in Marc Forster?s Stay, a psychological thriller co-starring Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling.

McGregor was offered the role of James Bond in the 2006 reboot Casino Royale, but he turned it down because he feared becoming typecast. In 2006, he narrated the Fulldome production Astronaut, created for the National Space Centre. In 2007, McGregor starred opposite Colin Farrell in the Woody Allen film Cassandra?s Dream. In 2009, he co-starred with Jim Carrey in I Love You Phillip Morris and appeared in Amelia alongside Hilary Swank. Also in 2009, he portrayed Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels & Demons, the film adaptation of Dan Brown?s novel of the same name. McGregor is scheduled to co-star with Daniel Craig in Dan Harris? upcoming film adaptation of Glen Duncan?s novel I, Lucifer.

On 22 July 1995, in a village in France, McGregor married Eve Mavrakis, a French production designer, whom he met while filming a guest appearance on the British television series Kavanagh QC in 1994. They have four daughters, Clara Mathilde (born February 1996), Esther Rose (born 7 November 2001), Jamiyan (born June 2001 in Mongolia; adopted April 2006), and an unnamed girl (born January 2011). McGregor has a heart and dagger tattoo of the names of his wife and daughters on his right arm. The family currently resides in Los Angeles, California, after moving from London

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