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Ewan Gordon McGregor, better known as Ewan McGregor, is a well-known name in the cinema industry. It has been recently reported that Ewan McGregor has accumulated a net worth which grosses 45 million dollars. Ewan has earned his net worth as an actor mainly appearing in art house, indie and mainstream films. He is usually recognized for his outstanding roles in the films ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Star Wars prequel trilogy’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’. McGregor is a multiple winner of Empire Awards and a nominee of Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and other famous awards. He was also named The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Queen. McGregor has been accumulating his net worth since 1993.

Ewan McGregor Net Worth $45 Million

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Scotland. He was born into the family of two educators Carole Diane Lawson and James Charles Stewart McGregor.

Ewan McGregor debuted as an actor on television in 1993, this way opening his net worth account. It is worth mentioning that he debuted not with some small roles, but with a leading role in the television series ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’ created by Dennis Potter. Later, Ewan appeared in episodes of television series ‘Kavanagh QC’, ‘Karaoke’, ‘Tales from the Crypt’ and ‘ER’.

Since 2002, McGregor has appeared in a number of documentary series as follows: ‘The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor’, ‘Long Way Round’, ‘Long Way Down’, ‘The Battle of Britain’, ‘Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission’, ‘Bomber Boys’, ‘The Corrections’ and other series. In 1994, Ewan debuted on the big screen as the main cast actor in the film ‘Being Human’ (1994) written and directed by Bill Forsyth, thus adding much to his net worth and wealth. Later, McGregor increased his net worth starring in the films ‘Shallow Grave’ (1994), ‘Trainspotting’ (1996), ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ (1997) directed by Danny Boyle, ‘Blue Juice’ (1995) directed by Carl Prechezer, ‘The Pillow Book’ (1996) directed by Peter Greenaway, ‘The Serpent’s Kiss’ (1997) directed by Philippe Rousselot, ‘Velvet Goldmine’ (1998) co-written and directed by Todd Haynes, ‘Eye of the Beholder’ (1999) written and directed by Stephan Elliott, ‘Nora’ (2000) directed by Pat Murphy, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ (2001) co-written, co-produced and directed by Baz Luhrmann, ‘Down with Love’ (2003) directed by Peyton Reed, ‘The Island’ (2005) directed by Michael Bay, ‘Stay’ (2005) directed by Marc Forster, ‘Scenes of a Sexual Nature’ (2006) directed by Ed Blum, ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ (2007) and directed by Woody Allen, ‘Deception’ (2008) directed by Marcel Langenegger, ‘Angels & Demons’ (2009) directed by Ron Howard, ‘The Ghost Writer’ (2010) directed by Roman Polanski and many other films.

Ewan McGregor has added a significant sum to his net worth starring in the trilogy of Star Wars including ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ (1999), ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ (2002), ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ (2005) written and directed by George Lucas. Currently, Ewan is starring in the upcoming films ‘Son of a Gun’, ‘Jane Got a Gun’, ‘Mortdecai’, ‘Last Days in the Desert’, ‘Our Kind of Traitor’ and ‘Miles Ahead’.

Ewan McGregor has been married to Eve Mavrakis since 1995. They have four daughters.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 31, 1971
Birth place: Perth, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
Profession:Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Singer, Voice Actor
Nationality:British
Spouse:Eve Mavrakis (m. 1995)
Children:Clara Mathilde McGregor, Esther Rose McGregor, Jamyan McGregor, Anouk McGregor
Siblings:Colin McGregor
Awards:23rd European Film Awards for Best Actor, 2013 New Year Honours for services to drama and charity
Movies:"Jane Got a Gun" (2016), "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2011), "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993), "Trainspotting" (1996)
TV shows:"The Real Thing", "Long Way Round" (2004), "Long Way Down" (2007), " The Battle of Britain" (2010), "Hebrides: Islands on the Edge" (2013)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was due to be interviewed live on "Good Morning, Britain" about "T2: Trainspotting" in January of 2017, but pulled out with less than an hour to go because he found out he was going to be interviewed by Piers Morgan, of whose anti-feminist stance he strongly disapproves.
2In June 2015, McGregor read Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with other British celebrities, Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, Michael Caine, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna.
3He took on the role of Frank Churchill in Emma (1996) because he thought it would be something different from his previous role in Trainspotting (1996). He wound up being somewhat embarrassed by his performance, mainly due to the wig he had to wear.
4McGregor is a fan of the Fremantle Dockers in the Australian Football League.
5He was considered for the lead role in Doctor Strange (2016) that went to Benedict Cumberbatch.
6He was considered for the role of Scott Lang in Ant-Man (2015) that went to Paul Rudd.
7He turned down Paul Bettany's role in Transcendence (2014) due to scheduling conflicts.
8He was considered for Napoleon Solo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) that went to Henry Cavill.
9He was originally cast as Eddie Dodson in Electric Slide (2014) with Carey Mulligan as his girlfriend but after years in development, both dropped out and were replaced by Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas.
10He was considered for the role of George Carter in The Sweeney (2012) that went to Ben Drew.
11He was originally attached to star as Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven (2012), but dropped out.
12He as cast as King Edward VIII in W.E. (2011), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. James D'Arcy replaced him.
13He was Neil Jordan's choice for Cesare Borgia in The Borgias (2011) that went to François Arnaud.
14He was originally cast in Sam Riley's role in Franklyn (2008), but had to withdraw when he broke his leg in a motorcycle accident.
15He was considered to voice Bumblebee and Ratchet in Transformers (2007).
16He was considered for Matt Dillon's role in You, Me and Dupree (2006).
17He was offered a role in The Boondock Saints (1999) and even met with writer/director Troy Duffy to discuss the film. After a drinking session, they got into an argument over the death penalty and McGregor decided not to do the film.
18He was offered Paddy Considine's role in In America (2002). At the stage, the film was called "East of Harlem" and he was to co-star with Kate Winslet.
19He was interested in starring in American Psycho (2000). However, Christian Bale talked him out of the part and he wound up getting it.
20He was the original choice to play Adolf Hitler in Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003). The role went to Robert Carlyle.
21He was considered for Jude Law's role in Alfie (2004).
22He was considered for Hugh Grant's role in About a Boy (2002).
23He was offered Marton Csokas's role in xXx (2002).
24He turned down Don Cheadle's role in Ocean's Eleven (2001) due to conflicts with Black Hawk Down (2001).
25He turned down the lead role in The Matrix (1999) due to his commitment to Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).
26He was considered for the role of Merton Densher in The Wings of the Dove (1997) that went to Linus Roache.
27He turned down Christopher Eccleston's role in Jude (1996) in favour of Trainspotting (1996).
28He was up for the male lead in Shopping (1994), losing out to Jude Law.
29He did his own singing for Moulin Rouge! (2001).
30Likes to play the guitar and has even written some of his own songs.
31Features in the music video for English rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen's "Hourglass".
32Makes an uncredited voice cameo as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
33First attempted to quit smoking cigarettes in November 2000, only to start again three months later. With the help of a hypnotherapist, he finally kicked the habit for good somewhere between 2008 and 2009.
34(May 22, 2011) Attended the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival for his film Beginners (2010).
35(May 12, 2007) Left John O'Groats (Scotland) with friend and actor Charley Boorman, marking the beginning of their 15,000 miles long southward trip on motorbike, Long Way Down (2007).
36Enjoys playing chess.
37Adopted a dog on the last day of shooting Beginners (2010).
38Adopted another girl, Anouk, as an infant in 2011 (her nationality has not been made public).
39He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama and charity.
40Quit drinking alcohol in November 2000.
41Older brother, Colin McGregor, is a pilot in the Royal Air Force.
42Had two moles, one just below his right eye and one on his forehead, removed after doctors advised him to do so, because the one near his eye was cancerous (2008).
43Good friends with Black Hawk Down (2001) co-star Hugh Dancy and Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri.
44Befriended Colin Farrell during the shooting of Cassandra's Dream (2007).
45Although his motorcycles of choice include an MV Agusta F4S and a KTM Duke, McGregor and friend Charley Boorman each rode a BMW 1150GS Adventure for their marathon trip around the world in Long Way Round (2004).
46Was rumored to play James Bond in Casino Royale (2006); however, in interviews he said he'd be tempted if offered, but would turn it down as he didn't want to be tied down to an open-ended series. It is unknown if he was ever under serious consideration.
47Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Kylie Minogue, Prince Charles and Nicole Kidman. [September 2001]
48His uncle, Denis Lawson, was considered for the role of Captain Antilles in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
49Considered for the role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
50His best friend is actor Charley Boorman, whom he traveled around the world with on motorbikes (Long Way Round (2004) trip). They met on the set of the movie The Serpent's Kiss (1997).
51Before his trip around the world with Charley Boorman, he had a laser eye operation to improve his eyesight, so he did not have to wear glasses or contact lenses.
52Is near-sighted.
53Ewan, a UNICEF ambassador, adopted a 4-year-old girl from Mongolia, named Jamyan, whom he met while traveling around the world in 2004. [April 2006]
54Cousin of Lou Gish and Kay Curram.
55Distant cousin of The Sound of Music (1965) actress Heather Menzies-Urich.
56Has been involved in a campaign against the closure of the maternity wing of Perth Royal Infirmary, the hospital ward where he was born.
57Refused to have his wife and kids visit him on the set of Black Hawk Down (2001), because he felt the content was too violent and too bloody for them to see.
58Is a casual supporter of St. Johnstone Football Club.
59According to stunt coordinator Nick Gillard, he picked up the lightsaber swordfighting style very quickly. In an interview on the DVD of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Gillard commented that Ewan was probably faster than anyone else who was working on the film, including the stunt department.
60Is very particular about his children being photographed or seen on television. He strongly believes that just because he is famous, that should not give anyone the right to invade their privacy.
61His Star Wars character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, goes by the call sign "Red Leader" in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Wedge Antilles, who was played by his uncle, Denis Lawson, has the same call sign in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
62Was the best man at Dougray Scott's wedding in 2000.
63While he usually takes his family along with him during his movie shoots, he left them at home during the shoot of Young Adam (2003).
64Is good friends with Naveen Andrews, star of the television series Lost (2004), from drama school.
65When filming in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), he kept imitating the noise of the lightsaber during his fights. George Lucas explained many times that this would be added in by the special effects people later on. Ewan said "I keep getting carried away.".
66Ewan and his wife, Eve Mavrakis, have the same initials, even with her maiden name.
67Was the original choice for the role of Jim in 28 Days Later... (2002), directed by Danny Boyle who has worked with Ewan three times previously (see above).
68Completed a trip from London to New York 'The Long Way Round' by riding a motorbike east, via Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Alaska and Canada to Manhattan over 115 days in 2004.
69Was voted #9 in the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time (Channel 4).
70Embarked on a motorcycle trip around the world along with his friend and fellow actor Charley Boorman (2004).
71Both he and Harrison Ford have worked for director Ridley Scott between Star Wars films. Ford made Blade Runner (1982) after Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), but before Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). McGregor made Black Hawk Down (2001) shortly after filming Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), and thus before Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
72He and his uncle, Denis Lawson, have worked with two of the same directors. Both have been in Star Wars films, directed by George Lucas. His first film, Being Human (1994), was directed by Bill Forsyth, who also directed Lawson in Local Hero (1983).
73His brother Colin is part of the RAF's Tornado display team who are based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.
74In 1987, after leaving school at age 16, he worked as a stagehand at Perth Repertory Theatre and had small roles in their productions.
75Was a student in the year-long theatre arts program at Kirkcaldy College of Technology in the fall of 1988.
76Received the Film Actor Award for Moulin Rouge! (2001) at the Variety Club Show Business Awards 2002.
77Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for three years, graduating in 1992.
78Father of Clara Mathilde (born February 1996) and Esther Rose (born November 7, 2001). Has a nephew (born 1999).
79Studied Alec Guinness' films in preparation for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and to ensure accuracy in everything from his accent to the pacing of his words.
80Born to James Charles Stuart McGregor, a physical education teacher, and his wife Carol McGregor, née Lawson, a teacher and school administrator, he grew up in Crieff, Scotland.
81Ranked #8 in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.
82Early career dedicated almost exclusively to indie, low-budget, and non-feature films. When cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), an interviewer reminded him of his "aversion" to major films, and he replied "I know what I said, but, hey! This is Star Wars!".
83Slated to start filming 'Nautic' in Jamaica with Heath Ledger in a couple of months. However Ted Demme, who was picked to direct the film died suddenly at age 38 from a heart attack while playing basketball.
84Resided in North London, England with his family until 2008, when they re-located to Los Angeles.
85He says that he was inspired to get into show business by his uncle, actor Denis Lawson. Lawson played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy.
86His first name is pronounced "you-an".
87Was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster at a graduation ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland (July 5, 2001).
88In the film Moulin Rouge! (2001), McGregor sang alongside Nicole Kidman.
89Originally auditioned for the role of Mercutio in the film Romeo + Juliet (1996). He later got his chance to work with "Romeo + Juliet" director Baz Luhrmann when he was cast as Christian in Moulin Rouge! (2001).
90Was originally up for the lead role in The Beach (2000), which would have reunited him with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge who collaborated with McGregor on Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) and A Life Less Ordinary (1997). The role ultimately went to Leonardo DiCaprio. While McGregor blamed studio influence for the casting decision, he did not speak to either Boyle nor Hodge for years afterwards, commenting in an interview that he felt betrayed and the friendship was over. However, McGregor and Boyle made amends in 2015, with McGregor stating he has changed his opinion about the whole matter, and has moved on.
91He met his wife, Eve Mavrakis, while filming for Kavanagh QC (1995).
92Born at 3:45pm-CET
93Nephew of Denis Lawson.
94Ranked #36 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
95Former roommate of Jude Law. They are still close friends.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Mole on his forehead, until he had it removed
2Red hair and blue eyes
3Scottish accent
4Mischievous smile


Quotes

#Quote
1(On Emma (1996)) "My decision-making was wrong. It's the only time I've done that. And I learnt from it, you know. So I'm glad of that - because it was early on and I learnt my lesson. It's a good film, Emma (1996), but I'm just... not very good in it. I'm not helped because I'm also wearing the world's worst wig. It's quite a laugh, checking that wig out."
2[After a fan asks him what advice would give for a young Jedi in training] Don't be ridiculous!
3[on the sometimes questionable food he and Charley Boorman encountered on their Long Way Round (2004) and Long Way Down (2007) motorcycle adventures] Usually, it was something like beans and paste with chunks of bread, but occasionally you'd just have to close your eyes, hold your nose, and hope for the best. The only time we ever got sick was when we ate at hotels. That stuff just sits around in its own botulism.
4I'm not a religious person... I'm married to a Jewish woman, so my children are Jewish and my involvement in religion has more to do with the Jewish faith now and not the Christian faith, which I was very vaguely brought up in... My parents were not religious, but my school had prayers at morning assembly... So my early understanding of religion was the Protestant faith in Scotland. But my experience is no longer that.
5You know how swimming naked is such a lovely feeling? Well, being naked on set is kind of a bit like that.
6[About his falling out and reconciliation with former friend and director Danny Boyle]: I just think I've changed my opinion about it. We've all moved on and there's a lot of water under the bridge.
7Pay attention: I recognize it can be boring to play with young children - to tell a story over and over again, let's say - but the secret is being there. If you've made a decision to play with your children, then play with them. Don't be looking through papers on your desk or sneaking off to the computer. Turn off your BlackBerry. Lose yourself in their world. Even if you do it for a short time, it will mean a lot to you and to them.
8[on whether he has remained friends with director Danny Boyle after getting dropped from The Beach (2000) for Leonardo DiCaprio] No, you just don't treat your friends like that. They absolutely made me think that I was playing the character in The Beach and we talked about dates and moving dates and so on, and all the while they were keeping me there just in case Leonardo pulled out - which is really nasty. And then afterwards, I just didn't hear from Danny for years.
9The Thai perspective on the tsunami I thought was quite a healthy one. They're very straightforward and honest about it, and very much in the present in terms of moving forward.
10[on The Impossible (2012)] When the script first came to me, I wasn't sure about the idea. Would it be a disaster movie that was somehow spectacular? That would be so wrong. But as I read it, I got caught up in Maria's sense of courage. She seemed like a proper hero. Then I spoke to her and she said, no, that's not what it was about - it was all down to luck. She was really emphatic about that. She said, "If anything I did was heroic, what would that mean for the others who weren't so lucky?".
11[on quitting drinking] I would soon have gotten a reputation for being a drunk actor and therefore would not get any work, so I really felt it was time to give it up. But I remember doing interviews, drinking and smoking, just saying, "I am never, ever going to fucking stop!" And I said it with real pride, you know? 'Cos I wanted to be the best drinker as well as everything else and that's a really bad slippery slope. So it's much easier now and my work's much better. I find that life in general's much more fun without it. My wife's delighted that I stopped, because I'm much more present in our marriage and I'm a much better father. I remember, funnily enough, the last time I had a drink. I was sitting with these guys and we're all talking about how much we love our kids and I thought, "Well, why are we all sitting in a pub? It's four in the morning. How much do we love our kids? Because tomorrow morning none of us will be any use to them." And I thought, "Fuck it." I don't have a problem with people drinking; it's something I chose not to do. It just took me a long time to grow up.
12... There's many different factors in films. The script, I always believe, is the foundation of everything. And if you don't connect to that foundation, if you don't believe in that and feel that you wanna spend three, four months of your life exploring it, then all of the other elements are secondary. But if you've got a great foundation in the script, and you like the story... Sometimes it's the story, sometimes it's the atmosphere in the script, the world that you're gonna create. There's many different things that hook you in, and then, on top of that, you have who's directing, who are the other actors, who's lighting-those creative elements that come in. Everyone's tied to the script. I think the script is the key. Regardless of how great everybody else is working on a film, if you're working on a script that you don't think is great, you're not gonna be able to make a great film. Whereas if the script is great, then you can.
13I go on my gut instincts. Occasionally, the thought of working for a director pricks up my ears, or being alongside an actor gets me interested, But if the story can't live in my head when I read the script, I feel I can't be bothered to live with it on set.
14I'm always interested in playing different people, in different situations. It doesn't matter to me whether someone is in love with a man or a woman. I find the idea of love and romance interesting. I'm a sucker for it. I like playing someone who's falling in love because I like the sensation of it. People do extraordinary things when they're falling in love.
15I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it's quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good.
16[on I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)] I'm very keen that it's a gay movie. There was quite a lot of talk at Sundance (in 2009) that "Well, it's not a gay movie. It's a film about guys who happen to be gay." And I was thinking, it's nothing but a gay movie. It's about a gay couple, about a man's sexuality, and he comes out. It's not the point of the film, but let's not pretend it's not a gay film.
17There was talk that Disney fended off the release [of I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)] until after A Christmas Carol (2009) came out. They didn't want kids thinking [Jim Carrey's] Ebenezer Scrooge was a bender.
18[on rejecting the idea of a Trainspotting (1996) sequel] I wouldn't want to damage Trainspotting (1996)'s reputation, because it was an amazing film and a very important film of its time, a very important film for me and... a very important film for British cinema. I wouldn't want to leave people remembering a poor sequel rather than leaving its reputation where it sits at the moment, which is kind of a phenomenal film.
19In your 20s, you spend a lot of time being self-conscious about what other people think of you. Then you hit your mid-30s and start to realize they weren't really thinking about you that much.
20[on his decision to quit cigarettes and alcohol] I wasn't someone who could smoke or drink in moderation, and I recognized that those things would kill me. I started visualizing the doctor telling me that I had cancer from smoking or that I was extremely ill because of how much I'd been drinking. What kind of regret would I have if I had to tell my children or my wife that I was dying because of something I could have done something about? I didn't want to be that kind of man.
21When I played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, I had to transform myself into a young Alec Guinness. I watched his early work to see what he was like on screen. It is interesting how he is only remembered by people younger than myself for appearing in Star Wars. He played a wealth of characters in lots of films - it was like he was the British film industry.
22From Velvet Goldmine (1998), I got fond of wearing nail polish and eye makeup. I used to wear it quite a lot. We all wear makeup when we go to events - men and women alike. I've also had some good makeup artists, and I like to let them have a good time. I don't think we should pretend we're not wearing makeup when we are. I quite like the look of it.
23People are incredibly rude about it sometimes. Like "What? You're married?" Strange reaction to have. Proves what people's ideas about marriage are. "We're having a baby." "What?" As if it's the end of the world. Of course, it's the start of a brilliant world.
24[on an experience during the filming of A Life Less Ordinary (1997) in Utah] I've got a black woolen hat and it's got Pervert written across the front of it. It's the name of the clothing label. And I was with my wife and my baby at the supermarket and I didn't think. I just put my hat on Clara's head, because it was cold. And the looks. I couldn't figure out why I was getting death looks. And then I realized my 10-month old baby's wearing a hat with the word Pervert written on it and these people were like, "There's Satan! There's Satan out with his kid!". And then I made a point of her wearing it every time we went there.
25[on his co-star Hayden Christensen] He's quite extraordinary with his moves and spins. I think he was a baton girl in a past life.
26[Twist magazine] My lightsaber flew out of my hands. No one tells you the sabers have about 10 'D' batteries in them. They burn your hands... I tossed the saber in the air and it ended up hitting a technician in the head.
27I started watching golf for the first time yesterday. I'm really worried about myself. I was actually enjoying it.
28[Empire magazine, June 2002] He's quite the gentleman, Obi-Wan. But I don't think he'd have any problems pulling if he wanted to. You know, as a Jedi, he's not allowed to fall in love or get involved with that. So I suppose by now, he's just got really big balls.
29I've always wanted to go to Hollywood, drive big cars and be in big movies. But I hope I won't do just any film to become a star. I just want to carry on working, acting. I don't want to direct or write. I think making films is brilliant. I get excited just going on a film set. Going on location is amazing, hanging about with all these film people doing their thing. If I bump into a star I get all starstruck.
30I hated Clueless (1995) with a passion. I thought it would have been a really good film if someone had blown her head off at the end with a really huge gun. I mean, this rich bitch suddenly becomes charitable and then she's okay? And then there's the token black friend. It was so corrupt, so L.A., I hated it.
31My dad saw my full package in The Pillow Book (1996) and said "I'm glad to see you inherited one of my major attributes.".
32I'm naked a lot of the time, and they don't try to frame planted pots in front of my dick like they do in most other films. It's all part of the story, but they don't zoom in on it or anything and go, "Cock shot!". I've been naked in almost everything I've been in, really. I have it written into my contract.
33An airport customs inspector once recognized me from Trainspotting and strip searched me looking for drugs.
34[on his sex appeal] I smoke a lot. I drink far too much-I don't exercise. I torture small animals.
35[on coming home to Scotland] There is some really good crack when I come back here. This is where I learned to swear.
36Nicole, Knickers, as I call her. I would swear, burp and fart in front of her. I'd try and embarrass her and she would pretend to be shocked. I always played up on that. It was a real elder sister-younger brother relationship.
37[on learning how to use a gun in Black Hawk Down (2001)] Lying down from 50 feet, I was perfect. So I could really kill someone. Which is always good to know.
38[on Moulin Rouge! (2001)] Starting with a party scene for 600 cast and end up singing on top of a giant elephant... does it get any better than this?
39[on researching for Moulin Rouge! (2001)] I needed to go and just find out exactly what it meant to be out and having fun in a kind of hedonistic and debauched environment. That's right, something I wasn't familiar with.
40[Aussie World Weekly magazine, 2002] In real life, you don't get up with the sheet after you've had sex. It's not like I'll play a carpenter and wear nothing but a tool belt while constructing a dresser. That's just not safe.
41I like George Lucas and Tim Burton because there's no messing about. No 100 takes of me walking through a door. They know what they want and when they get it, we move on. Naming no names but, with some directors, it's take after take and take 22 is the exact same as the first one.
42[on acting with digital characters in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)] The guy who's creating that character will create their responses off how you respond to their responses which aren't there. It's a nightmare!
43Movies are so draining. They pull away from the actor, but theater just fills you up. I needed my fix.
44I've always thought as an actor, I'm not very clever about that, not very clear on it. My choices aren't about "Okay, if I choose this film, that will let me carry on," you know. Whether it is a big budget movie or a small budget movie, that isn't part of my decision.
45Filmmaking is like a series of problems that need to be solved. And the excitement, the adrenaline that you get from making a small film is that you all have to pull together. You finish and you feel like you're walking away from your family. I love that.
46I am a married man. I haven't been personally involved with all my leading ladies. It would maybe be somewhat glamorous if I had been, but I have not.
47It's strange to explain off camera what you have done in this or that scene. How redundant, like an artist explaining his painting. As much as I like watching movies I've been in, I can't watch myself in interviews. People shouldn't know how we do it.
48[on Star Wars Episodes I and II] I love talking to kids about it, because they have great questions about how things work: "Do you have your lightsaber with you?".
49Acting to mid-air is odd. There's a perverse pleasure to it when you get it right, but often you don't. Aliens are really hard. On the second one [Star Wars: Episode II] I was doing the scene with those tall ones - actually, I quite fancied the female one - and they've got actors there who will actually be providing the voices for the characters. They wore blue hard hats with cardboard cut-outs of heads taped on top of them. So you've got to remember not to talk to the people but to talk to the hats.
50[on Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)] Doing the second one was interesting, because I'd never had to go back to play a character again. It was three years between the two episodes. It was a bit easier because I was more used to the technical demands. In other films you rehearse, crack the scene and shoot it. In Star Wars, that's not the case. It's a very different process with an enormous amount of bluescreen work. It's very difficult - you play scenes with people who aren't there.
51Then I watched the first episode of Star Wars over and over again. I loved it as a kid. It was a bit funny to be paid for it. I'd say to my wife, "I've got to go and watch Star Wars again, Sorry. I just haven't quite got it..." Brilliant.
52[on playing Obi-Wan Kenobi] That was my challenge - to be a young Alec Guinness. People would come up and say to me, "You sound a bit like Alec Guinness. Did that just happen?" No! It's my job, you know? The thrilling bit about it was I immersed myself in Alec Guinness movies, and I found this great one called The Promoter (1952). God, it's a brilliant film.
53...as an actor there's nothing better than a great moody moment to play with nothing to say. It's so much easier to do because you can really get inside your head.
54It's not my job to try and alter the director's style - he's in charge, and I'll always give him my trust. I think what happens is that you learn how to deal with it if you're not getting the support you need or if you're not being pushed. Occasionally you're doing two jobs at once: you're fooling the director into thinking you've taken his note while doing what you think is better. It hasn't happened very often, but it's an awful thing when you lose your trust in a director. But it's not for me to say.
55It taught me a lesson which was an actor should not say, "I won't do that." Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set. With some directors, you do the scene and they say that it's fine, but you think to yourself, "Is that really enough? Is there not more?".
56My brother is two years older than me and he was brilliant at everything, it seemed. He was captain of the cricket and rugby teams. We had this rather archaic system of head boys and prefects at my school. I was in my fourth year - in Scotland we finish school in our sixth year - and my brother had become head boy and brilliant at everything: academia, sports. In fact, all the things I wasn't good at. Then he left and I couldn't get my head round anything, so I became depressed and got in trouble a lot. I remember my mother driving me one night through heavy rain, with the windscreen wipers going. It was the first half term of my fifth year and she said that she'd spoken to my dad and that I could leave school if I wanted to. I'd only assumed that I'd have to stick it out until I was 18, but here I was being offered the chance to leave at 16. My whole world opened up. I couldn't believe it. And I was out, as soon as she said those words.
57My uncle would appear back from London, where he lived in the 70s, in sheepskin waistcoats and beads and no shoes. As an actor he had something about him that I liked and wanted to have. So that's one element: to be like my uncle, to be different.
58[My fans] say, "I've seen Star Wars and Moulin Rouge! What else should we try to see you in?". I always tell 'em to get The Pillow Book (1996). That would be a bit of an eye-opener for them, wouldn't it?
59I fight cynicism. It's too easy. It's really boring. It's much harder to be positive and see the wonder of everything. Cynicism is a bunch of people who aren't as talented as other people, knocking them because they make them feel even more untalented.
60I was with a friend of mine recently who was dying and while he was lying there with his family around his bed, I just knew that was it, that was the best you can hope for in life - to have your family and the people who love you around you at the end.
61I won't buy into the Hollywood thing... I want to be in good movies.
62It's a great feeling of power to be naked in front of people. We're happy to watch actual incredible graphic violence and gore, but as soon as somebody's naked it seems like the public goes a bit bananas about the whole thing.
63Isn't Halle Berry the most beautiful woman? I have a film I'd like to be in her with. I mean, I'd like to be with her in" - At the 2002 Golden Globe Awards commenting to Melissa Rivers on Halle Berry, who just walked by.
64I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own lightsaber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight.
65I'm doing my bit for the women's movement. The women have always been naked in movies and now I'm just desperate to take my clothes off as much as possible.
66Actually, I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now, that would be interesting.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Capri Ensemble Cast AwardCapri, HollywoodAugust: Osage County (2013)· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Misty Upham
2013Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Chris Cooper
· Abigail Breslin
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Misty Upham
2013NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2012Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USSpecial Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)Lo imposible (2012)· Naomi Watts
· Tom Holland
· Samuel Joslin
· Oaklee Pendergast
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceBeginners (2010)· Christopher Plummer
· Mélanie Laurent
· Goran Visnjic
· Kai Lennox
· Mary Page Keller
· Keegan Boos
2010European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2010Knight of the Order of Arts and LettersOrder of Arts and Letters, FranceOn February 1, 2010.
2008Icon AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2004BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Actor in a Scottish FilmYoung Adam (2003)
2002Variety AwardBritish Independent Film Awards
2002Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Musical SequenceMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Nicole Kidman
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)· David Baerwald (music and lyrics by)
· Nicole Kidman (performed by)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Sting (music and lyrics by)
· José Feliciano (performed by)
· Jacek Koman (performed by)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001Outstanding European Achievement in World CinemaEuropean Film AwardsMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001Actor of the YearHollywood Film AwardsMoulin Rouge! (2001)
1998Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorA Life Less Ordinary (1997)
1997BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Actor - FilmTrainspotting (1996)
1997Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorTrainspotting (1996)
1997ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearTrainspotting (1996)
1996Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorShallow Grave (1994)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Art Cinema AwardHamburg Film FestivalBest FeatureAmerican Pastoral (2016)
2016Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest FilmAmerican Pastoral (2016)
2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actor - International CompetitionLo imposible (2012)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Abigail Breslin
· Dermot Mulroney
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAugust: Osage County (2013)· Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Dermot Mulroney
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Misty Upham
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSalmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
2013GoyaGoya AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor de Reparto)Lo imposible (2012)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationMost Cinematic MomentLo imposible (2012)· Naomi Watts
· Tom Holland
· Samuel Joslin
· Oaklee Pendergast
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Margo Martindale
· Abigail Breslin
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Chris Cooper
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
· Dermot Mulroney
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Dermot Mulroney
· Misty Upham
2012DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Supporting ActorLo imposible (2012)
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2010VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest HeroStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)· Hayden Christensen
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie RumbleStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorYoung Adam (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearYoung Adam (2003)
2003British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorYoung Adam (2003)
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Nicole Kidman
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)· John Lennon (music and lyrics by: All You Need is Love)
· Paul McCartney (music and lyrics by: All You Need is Love and Silly Love Songs)
· Paul Stanley (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Desmond Child (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Vini Poncia (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Phil Collins (music and lyrics by: One More Night)
· Bono (music and lyrics by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· The Edge (music and lyrics by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Adam Clayton (music by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Kenny Gamble (music and lyrics by: Don't Leave Me This Way)
· Leon Huff (music and lyrics by: Don't Lea
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBlack Hawk Down (2001)· Eric Bana
· Ewen Bremner
· William Fichtner
· Josh Hartnett
· Jason Isaacs
· Sam Shepard
· Tom Sizemore
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Jim Broadbent
· Nicole Kidman
· John Leguizamo
· Richard Roxburgh
2001AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Leading RoleMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Nicole Kidman
· Jim Broadbent
· John Leguizamo
· Richard Roxburgh
2001Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Action/Science FictionStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest ActorNora (2000)
2000MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)· Liam Neeson
· Ray Park
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastLittle Voice (1998)· Annette Badland
· Brenda Blethyn
· Jim Broadbent
· Michael Caine
· Jane Horrocks
· Philip Jackson
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Dance SequenceA Life Less Ordinary (1997)· Cameron Diaz
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorTrainspotting (1996)
1997MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceTrainspotting (1996)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beauty and the Beast2017completedLumiere
Zoe2017pre-production
The Land of Sometimespre-productionThe Wish Collector
T2 Trainspotting2017Renton
Now You See It2017ShortVoiceover (voice)
Fargo2017TV SeriesEmmit Stussy Ray Stussy
American Pastoral2016Swede Levov
Our Kind of Traitor2016Perry
Jane Got a Gun2016John Bishop
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice, uncredited)
Miles Ahead2015Dave Braden
Doll & Em2015TV SeriesEwan
GivingTales2015Video GameNarrator: The Little Match Girl (voice)
Last Days in the Desert2015Jesus
Mortdecai2015Martland
Son of a Gun2014Brendan Lynch
A Million Ways to Die in the West2014Cowboy at Fair
August: Osage County2013Bill Fordham
Jack the Giant Slayer2013Elmont
The Corrections2012TV MovieChip
The Impossible2012Henry
Haywire2011Kenneth
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen2011Dr. Alfred Jones
Perfect Sense2011Michael
Beginners2010Oliver
Jackboots on Whitehall2010Chris (voice)
Nanny McPhee Returns2010Mr. Green
The Ghost Writer2010The Ghost
Amelia2009Gene Vidal
The Men Who Stare at Goats2009Bob Wilton
Angels & Demons2009Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
I Love You Phillip Morris2009Phillip Morris
Deception2008/IJonathan McQuarry
Incendiary2008Jasper Black
Cassandra's Dream2007Ian Blaine
Miss Potter2006Norman Warne
Scenes of a Sexual Nature2006Billy
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker2006Ian Rider
Stay2005/IDr. Sam Foster
The Island2005Lincoln Six Echo Tom Lincoln
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Obi-Wan Kenobi
Valiant2005Valiant (voice)
Robots2005Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
Big Fish2003Ed Bloom - Young
Young Adam2003Joe Taylor
Down with Love2003Catcher Block
Solid Geometry2002TV ShortPhil
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Obi-Wan Kenobi
Black Hawk Down2001Grimes
Moulin Rouge!2001Christian
Anno Domini2000ShortThe Stranger
Nora2000James Joyce
Eye of the Beholder1999Eye
Rogue Trader1999Nick Leeson
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999Obi-Wan Kenobi
Desserts1999ShortStroller
Welcome to Hollywood1998Ewan McGregor
Little Voice1998Billy
Velvet Goldmine1998Curt Wild
A Life Less Ordinary1997Robert Lewis
The Serpent's Kiss1997Meneer Chrome
ER1997TV SeriesDuncan Stewart
Nightwatch1997Martin Bells
Brassed Off1996Andy
Emma1996Frank Churchill
Tales from the Crypt1996TV SeriesFord
The Pillow Book1996Jerome
Karaoke1996TV Mini-SeriesYoung Man
Trainspotting1996Renton
Blue Juice1995Dean Raymond
Kavanagh QC1995TV SeriesDavid Robert Armstrong
Shallow Grave1994Alex Law
Screen One1994TV SeriesTom Clayton
Being Human1994Alvarez
Family Style1993TV ShortJimmie
The Scarlet and the Black1993TV Mini-SeriesJulien Sorel
Lipstick on Your Collar1993TV Mini-SeriesPrivate Hopper

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Long Way Down2007TV Mini-Series documentary creator - 6 episodes
Long Way Round2004TV Mini-Series documentary creator - 7 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marley Africa Roadtrip2011TV Series documentary co-executive producer - 2011
Long Way Down2007TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Long Way Round2004TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 7 episodes
Nora2000co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Danger2016Documentary "T.V. Eye"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cuestión de fe2008Short performer: "COME WHAT MAY" - as Edward Mcgregor
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cassandra's Dream2007performer: "Show Me the Way to Go Home"
Miss Potter2006performer: "Let Me Teach You How to Dance"
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture2005performer: "Elephant Love Medley"
Down with Love2003performer: "Here's to Love"
Moulin Rouge!2001performer: "The Sound of Music", "Children Of The Revolution", "Your Song", "The Pitch Medley", "One Day I'll Fly Away", "Elephant Love Medley", "Come What May", "El Tango de Roxanne Medley"
Nora2000performer: "She is From the Land"
Velvet Goldmine1998"T.V. Eye", "My Unclean", "Gimme Danger"
Emma1996performer: "Silent Worship", "Virgins Are Like the Fair Flower"
Lipstick on Your Collar1993TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Long Way Round2004TV Mini-Series documentary camera operator - 3 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Pastoral2016directed by
Tube Tales1999segment "Bone"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showreel2013TV Series special thanks to - 1 episode
A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
Welcome to Hollywood1998special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations2012TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2012TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Ewan McGregor2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Fellow UNICEF Ambassador
Nimrod in Cannes2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Buenas noches y Buenafuente2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Bomber Boys2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Charge2011DocumentaryNarrator
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fastest2011DocumentaryNarrator
Episode II: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHimself
Días de cine2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Making It in Hollywood2011DocumentaryHimself
The 2010 European Film Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner European Actor
The Battle of Britain2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gomorron2010TV SeriesHimself - Om Polandski
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times2010TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Angels & Demons: Characters in the Search of the True Story2009Video documentary shortHimself
Angels & Demons: Rome Was Not Built in a Day2009Video documentary shortHimself
Angels & Demons: The Full Story2009Video documentary shortHimself
Angels & Demons: This Is an Ambigram2009Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2009 Britannia Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Deception: Club Sexy2008Video shortHimself
Exposing 'Deception': The Making of the Film2008Video shortHimself
Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means2008TV Series documentaryHimself
This Morning2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Long Way Down2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Parkinson2001-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Making of the 15th Raindance Film Festival2007ShortHimself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
L'hebdo cinéma2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
Legacy: A Personal History of Barry Sheene2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Famous2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Missing Face2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Film '721996-2006TV SeriesHimself
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid2006Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Top Gear2006TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Scenes of a Sexual Nature: Making of Documentary2006Video documentary shortHimself / Billy
The Making of Miss Potter2006Video documentary shortHimself
Happy Birthday Broons!2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III2005Video shortHimself
Within a Minute: The Making of 'Episode III'2005Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Making of: Valiant2005Video documentary shortHimself / Voice of Valiant
Star Wars: Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comme au cinéma2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Troldspejlet2005TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005TV SeriesHimself
Blue Peter2005TV SeriesHimself
Troy's Story2005DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Assembling 'Robots': The Magic, the Music, & the Comedy2005TV Short documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Robots'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Star Wars Episode III: Becoming Obi-Wan2005ShortHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Long Way Round2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Faster & Faster2004Himself (voice)
HARDtalk Extra2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with Frost2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Star Wars: Episode III - The Return of Darth Vader2004Video documentary shortHimself - Obi-Wan Kenobi
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Down with Love'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Tribeca Film Festival Presents2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Faster2003DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Episode II: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentaryHimself
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II'2002Video documentaryHimself
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - A Jigsaw Puzzle2002Documentary shortHimself
The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'2002Video documentaryHimself
2002 MTV Movie Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Nature2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Greats2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'2001Video documentaryHimself
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge'2001TV Short documentaryHimself / Christian
BAFTA: 'Black Hawk Down' Cast & Crew Q&A2001Video shortHimself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHimself (uncredited)
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
In the Wild2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Polar Bears of Churchill, with Ewan McGregor2001TV Movie documentaryPresenter
Trips Money Can't Buy2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 3 - Toronto2000Video documentaryStroller (Desserts)
Killing Priscilla2000Video documentaryHimself
Ruby2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
When Celebrities Strip2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story1999Video documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga1999TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimself
1997 MTV Movie Awards1997TV Special documentaryHimself
Magacine1997TV SeriesHimself
Making of a Life Less Ordinary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Audience with Elton John1997TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Nulle part ailleurs1996TV SeriesHimself
Shallow Grave: Digging Your Own Grave1994Video documentary shortHimself / Alex Law (uncredited)
Passengers1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Masque of Draperie: In the Presence of HM the Queen1991TV Movie documentaryThomas Sawyer
American Pastoral: Adapting an American Classic2017Video documentary shortHimself
Making the American Dream2017Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast2011-2017TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Guest
The Bug2016DocumentaryHimself
The British Academy Britannia Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2016TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Graham Norton Show2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 31996-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The One Show2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Making of Our Kind of Traitor2016Video documentary shortHimself
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
TFI Friday2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Humpback Whales2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Commonwealth Games2014TV SeriesHimself - Unicef Appealer
Ice Bear2014DocumentaryNarrator
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Realizing the Impossible: The Making of the Impossible2013Video documentary shortHimself
Muse of Fire2013DocumentaryHimself
Casting 'The Impossible'2013Video shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimself
Lo imposible: Making Of2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vanity Fair's Hollywood2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
BBC Films TV Commercial2013TV MovieHimself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
IMDb: What to Watch2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2013TV SeriesHimself
Hebrides: Islands on the Edge2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Charlie Rose2003-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katie2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Danger2016DocumentaryCurt Wild
Nostalgia Critic2016TV SeriesObi-Wan Kenobi
The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesObi-Wan Kenobi Obi Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesChristian
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHimself / Christian
The Many Faces of...2011TV Series documentaryBilly
Celebrity Naked Ambition2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top Gear2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Movie Connections2007-2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Andy
Nova2008TV Series documentaryObi-Wan Kenobi
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesObi-Wan Kenobi
Fan-Made Music Videos2008TV Series shortEd
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryChristian
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryChristian (uncredited)
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Miss Potter: Katie Melua - When You Taught Me How to Dance2006Video shortNorman Warne (uncredited)
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
VM Show Vol. 22005TV SeriesRenton
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Science of Star Wars2005TV Mini-Series documentary
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Video GameObi-Wan Kenobi
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game2005Video GameObi-Wan Kenobi (uncredited)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialChristian (uncredited)
Gomorron2001TV SeriesHimself

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