Ewan McGregor filmography

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McGregor in 2012

Ewan McGregor made his acting debut in 1993 in the British television series Lipstick on Your Collar. He followed this one year later by appearing in Bill Forsyth's Being Human and Danny Boyle's thriller Shallow Grave. Two years later, he played heroin addict Mark Renton in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting which won him international recognition.

In 1999, he played the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first of the Star Wars prequel trilogy Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; the character was originally played by Alec Guinness in the first Star Wars trilogy. He played the role again in its sequels Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). In 2022, he reprised his role in the miniseries of the same name on Disney+.[1][2]

For his role as Christian in the 2001 musical Moulin Rouge! he received his first nomination for a Golden Globe, for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Eleven years later, he was nominated for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012), in the same category. In 2010, McGregor's performance as the Ghost Writer in Roman Polanski's psychological thriller The Ghost Writer won the European Film Award for Best Actor. In 2016, McGregor made his directorial feature film debut in American Pastoral. He reprised the role as Renton in the sequel film T2 Trainspotting (2017).


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Year Title Role Notes
1994 Being Human Alvarez
Shallow Grave Alex Law
1995 Blue Juice Dean Raymond
1996 Trainspotting Mark Renton
The Pillow Book Jerome
Emma Frank Churchill
Brassed Off Andy Barrow
1997 Nightwatch Martin Bells
The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome
A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis
1998 Desserts Stroller Short film
Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild
Little Voice Billy
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi
Rogue Trader Nick Leeson
Eye of the Beholder Stephen Wilson/The Eye
Tube Tales None Director: segment "Bone"
2000 Anno Donimi The Stranger Short film
Nora James Joyce Also co-producer
2001 Moulin Rouge! Christian
Black Hawk Down SPC John Grimes
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi
Solid Geometry Phil Short film
2003 Down with Love Catcher Block
Young Adam Joe Taylor
Faster Narrator Voice
Big Fish Young Edward Bloom
2004 Faster & Faster Narrator Voice
2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom Voice
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
Valiant Valiant Voice
The Island Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln
Stay Dr. Sam Foster
2006 Stormbreaker Ian Rider
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy
Miss Potter Norman Warne
2007 Cassandra's Dream Ian Blane
2008 I, Lucifer Declan Gunn
Incendiary Jasper Black
Deception Jonathan McQuarry
2009 Angels & Demons Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna
I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris
The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton
Amelia Gene Vidal
2010 The Ghost Writer The Ghost Writer
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Rory Green
Jackboots on Whitehall Chris Voice
Beginners Oliver Fields
2011 Perfect Sense Michael
Fastest Narrator Voice
Haywire Kenneth
2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones
The Impossible Henry Bennett
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont
August: Osage County Bill Fordham
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair Cameo
Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch
2015 Mortdecai Inspector Alistair Martland
Last Days in the Desert Yeshua / Satan
Miles Ahead Dave Brill
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi Voice cameo[3]
2016 Jane Got a Gun John Bishop
Our Kind of Traitor Peregrine "Perry" Makepeace
American Pastoral Seymour "Swede" Levov Also director
Feature directorial debut
2017 T2 Trainspotting Mark Renton
Beauty and the Beast Lumière
Christopher Robin Christopher Robin
2019 Doctor Sleep[4] Danny "Dan" Torrance
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi Voice cameo
2020 Birds of Prey[5] Roman Sionis / Black Mask
2021 The Birthday Cake Father Kelly
2022 Raymond & Ray Raymond
Pinocchio Sebastian J. Cricket Voice
2023 You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder [6]
Mother, Couch David Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Lipstick on Your Collar PTE Mick Hopper 6 episodes
Scarlet and Black Julien Sorel 4 episodes
1994 Doggin Around Tom Clayton Television film
1995 Kavanagh QC David Robert Armstrong Episode: "Nothing But the Truth"
1996 Karaoke Young Man Episode: "Tuesday"
Tales from the Crypt Ford Episode: "Cold War"
1997 ER Duncan Stewart Episode: "The Long Way Around"
2002 The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor Himself Documentary series
2004 Long Way Round
2007 Long Way Down
2010 The Battle of Britain Documentary
2012 Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission
Bomber Boys
The Corrections Chip Lambert Unaired pilot
2013 Hebrides: Islands on the Edge Narrator Documentary series
2015 Doll & Em Himself 2 episodes
2016 Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart Narrator Documentary series
2017 Fargo Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy / Android Minsky's Scientist Companion 10 episodes[7]
2019–2020 Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) 2 episodes (archive material)
2020 Long Way Up Himself Documentary series
2021 Halston[8] Halston 5 episodes
Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury[9] Narrator Documentary series
2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi[10][11] Obi-Wan Kenobi 6 episodes


Year Title Role Venue
1998 Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs Joe Orton Hampstead Theatre
2005 Guys and Dolls Sky Masterson Piccadilly Theatre
2007 Othello Iago Donmar Warehouse
2014 The Real Thing Henry American Airlines Theatre[12]

Video game[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Obi-Wan Kenobi PSP version only

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Galaxy Far, Far Away Just Got A Little Bigger…". StarWars.com. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Deborah Chow to Direct Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively on Disney+". 27 September 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ Breznican, Anthony (20 December 2015). "Obi-Wan and Yoda are secretly in Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  4. ^ Sharf, Zack (13 June 2018). "'The Shining' Sequel: Ewan McGregor Bringing Adult Danny Torrance to the Big Screen in 'Doctor Sleep'". IndieWire.
  5. ^ "'Birds of Prey' Villain Will Be Black Mask, One of Batman's Deadliest Foes". TheWrap. 11 August 2018.
  6. ^ James, Caryn (11 March 2023). "'You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder' Review: Ewan McGregor and Daughter Clara McGregor in an Uneven Parent-Child Drama". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 March 2023.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 May 2016). "'Fargo': Ewan McGregor Set As the Lead In Season 3 Of FX Limited Series In Dual Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  8. ^ "TV-Filming Returns to Central Park, as Ewan MacGregor Struts His Stuff in 'Halston'". West Side Rag. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  9. ^ Hennigan, Adrian (18 July 2021). "Jerusalem Gets Starring Role in New CNN Documentary". Haaretz. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  10. ^ Schmidt, JK (21 August 2020). "Star Wars: Lucasfilm Exec Confirms Obi-Wan Kenobi Is a Limited Series on Disney+". ComicBook.com. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed". StarWars.com. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  12. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (30 October 2014). "Broadway Review: 'The Real Thing' with Ewan McGregor". Variety. Retrieved 9 December 2014.

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