Cast Profiles: Ewan McGregor..

Probably the most sought after part of the decade (Obi-Wan) goes to...........


The young Ben Kenobi, (who tutors his pal Anakin)


Having gained his first theatrical experience at the Perth Repertory Theatre, Ewan trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He left Guildhall in March 1992 to play the leading role of 'Hopper' in Dennis Potter's Lipstick on Your Collar, a six-part serial drama for Channel 4, before travelling to Morocco in October 1992 to film the role of 'Alvarez' in Bill Forsyth's feature, Being Human. He went on to play 'Nick' in Penny Cineiwicz's production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw at the Salisbury Playhouse early in 1993.

He played the lead role of 'Julien Sorel' in Ben Bolt's three-part BBC TV adaptation of Stendahl's classic 19th Century novel, Scarlet and Black, and was 'Jimmy' in Family Style, a short film of a Lloyds Bank Challenge-winning script, directed by Justin Chadwick for Channel 4.

Other television credits include: 'David Armstrong' in the first series of Kavanagh QC (Central TV, directed by Colin Gregg); 'Tom' (opposite Elliott Gould) in Doggin' Around, a Screen One written by Alan Plater, directed by Desmond Davis; Cold War - an episode of Tales from the Crypt - for HBO directed by Andy Morahan; and a guest part in an episode of ER.

Ewan plays the lead role of 'Alex' in Shallow Grave, a feature film produced by Andrew MacDonald and directed by Danny Boyle for Figment Films. Shallow Grave was named Best Film at the 1994 Dinard Film Festival. Ewan shared the Best Actor award with co-stores Christopher Ecclestone and Kerry Fox, and it won the BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for The Outstanding British Film of the Year and the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Feature Film.

Ewan plays the role of 'Dean' in the feature film Blue Juice, directed by Carl Prechezer and produced by Peter Salmi for Skreba Films; 'Jerome' in The Pillow Book directed by Peter Greenaway; 'Mark Renton' in Danny Boyle's and Andrew MacDonald's film of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting; 'Frank Churchill' in Doug McGrath's film adaptation of Emma for Miramax Pictures; 'Andy' in Brassed Off directed by Mark Herman for Prominent Features; 'Martin' in Nightwatch for director Ole Bornedal for Miramax; 'Chrome' in The Serpent's Kiss for director Phillipe Rousselot and most recently A Life Less Ordinary in Utah for director Danny Boyle and producer Andrew MacDonald.

Ewan has just finished playing 'Curt' in the film Velvet Goldmine for director Todd Haynes.



1.Star Wars: Episode I (1999) .... Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi

... aka Star Wars: Genesis (1997) (working title)

... aka Star Wars: The Balance of the Force (1997) (working title)

... aka Star Wars: The Beginning (1997) (working title)

2.Eye of the Beholder (1998)

3.Velvet Goldmine (1998) .... Curt

4.Nightwatch (1997) .... Martin

5.Life Less Ordinary, A (1997) .... Robert

6.Serpent's Kiss, The (1997) .... Meneer Chrome

... aka Baiser du serpent, Le (1997) (French title)

7.Brassed Off (1996) .... Andy

8."Karaoke" (1996) (mini) TV Series .... Young Man

9.Emma (1996) .... Frank Churchill

10.Trainspotting (1996) .... Mark "Rents" Renton

11.Blue Juice (1995) .... Dean Raymond

12.Pillow Book, The (1995) .... Jerome

13.Shallow Grave (1994) .... Alex Law

14.Lipstick on Your Collar (1993) (TV) .... Private Mick Hopper

15."Scarlet & Black" (1993) (mini) TV Series

16.Being Human (1993) .... Alvarez




Notable TV guest appearances


1."ER" (1994) playing "Duncan Stewart, convenience store gunman" in episode: "Long Way Around, The" (episode # ) 3.15 2/13/1997

2."Tales from the Crypt" (1989) playing "Ford" in episode: "Cold War"



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