Ewan McGregor: 8 interesting facts about the Christopher Robin actor

1 August 2018, 16:54

Ewan McGregor
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By Tom Eames

Ewan McGregor is one of Scotland's most successful and popular actors.

His latest role sees him transported into the world of Winnie the Pooh in Christopher Robin, but what else is he known for?

Here are all the big facts about the talented actor...

  1. What films has Ewan McGregor starred in?

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    Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Picture: Lucasfilm

    Some of Ewan McGregor's best known movies include:

    - Being Human
    - Shallow Grave
    - Trainspotting
    - Emma
    - Brassed Off
    - A Life Less Ordinary
    - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
    - Moulin Rouge!
    - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
    - Down with Love
    - Big Fish
    - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
    - The Island
    - Mrs Potter
    - Angels & Demons
    - I Love You Phillip Morris
    - The Ghost Writer
    - Beginners
    - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
    - Beauty and the Beast

  2. Will Ewan McGregor return to Star Wars?

    Ewan McGregor famously played a younger version of Alec Guinness's Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel movies.

    He later recorded a cameo in voice form for the 2015 sequel The Force Awakens.

    There have been discussions about a potential Obi-Wan spinoff movie, but there have yet to be any official announcement of the project, or whether McGregor could reprise his role.

  3. How old is Ewan McGregor?

    Ewan McGregor was born on March 31, 1971. He celebrated his 47th birthday in 2018.

    His mother, Carol Diane (née Lawson), is a retired teacher at Crieff High School, and his father, James Charles Stewart 'Jim' McGregor, is a retired PE teacher and careers master at Morrison's Academy in Crieff.

    He has an older brother, Colin, a former Tornado GR4 navigator in the Royal Air Force. His uncle is fellow Star Wars actor Denis Lawson.

  4. Who is Ewan McGregor's wife?

    Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis in 2014
    Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis in 2014. Picture: Getty

    After meeting on the set of Kavanagh QC in 1995, McGregor married Eve Mavrakis, a French-Greek Jewish production designer, later that year.

    They were married for 22 years, but in January 2018, he filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences".

    By May 2017, he was dating actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whom he met on the set of season 3 of Fargo.

  5. How many children does Ewan McGregor have?

    Ewan McGregor and daughter Mathilde in 2018
    Ewan McGregor and daughter Mathilde in 2018. Picture: Getty

    With his wife Eve Mavrakis, McGregor has four daughters, one of whom was adopted from Mongolia: Jamyan, Anouk, Esther and Clara.

  6. What is Ewan McGregor's height?

    Ewan McGregor is 5ft 9½ (176.5 cm), according to Celeb Heights.

  7. What motorcycle shows has he starred in?

    McGregor has been a keen motorcyclist since his youth. He completed a marathon international motorbike trip with his best friend Charley Boorman and cameraman Claudio von Planta in 2004.

    They travelled from London to New York via central Europe, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Canada and the United States on BMW R1150GS Adventure motorbikes, for a total distance of 22,345 miles. The trip included visits to several UNICEF projects along the way, and was featured in the TV series and book, both called Long Way Round.

    They all reunited in 2007 for another motorcycle trip from John o'Groats in Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa. Titled Long Way Down, it lasted from May to August, and McGregor's brother Colin joined their team during the early stages. His father Jim also rode on various sections on both adventures.

  8. What is Ewan McGregor's net worth?

    Ewan McGregor has an estimated net worth of around £34 million ($45m) according to The Richest.