- Birthday31st Mar, 71
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusMarried
- I don't pay much attention to career or what other people think. I've always been quite arrogant.
- I'm just into making quality stuff if I can, with interesting people and good scripts. But it's very important that it's about something and that it says something. Otherwise, I don't know what the point is, really.
- If you want to produce really horrible, obnoxious kids, say yes to them all the time.
- Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set.
- Success is tricky to deal with, both professionally and in your personal life.
Did you know?
- . He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
- He won Best Actor for playing the title role in Roman Polanskis film The Ghost Writer at the 23rd European Film Awards in 2010
- He won an Empire Award for his performance in the thriller Shallow Grave in 1994.
- He was awarded the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award and became the youngest recipient of the award.
- He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2007.
Family & relationships
Ford Mustang convertible
The noted Scottish actor Ewan McGregor loves to drive around the streets of Los Angeles in his silver white Ford Mustang convertible, which comes with an electronically adjustable retractable roof top, and chrome wheels along with a metallic paint job, which combines to provide a sporty appearance. The interiors feature an extensive leather trim level and the power adjustable bucket seats, steering wheel and door have been lined with high end leather. The entertainment package consists of luxury fittings like a twin subwoofer enabled 500 Watt 8 speaker surround sound system and radio data system.
Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor loves to get behind the wheels of his vintage shiny blue colored VW Beetle to embark on long drives on the streets of Los Angeles. The actor purchased the classic Beetle in year-2009, and has so far managed to keep it in perfect working condition. McGregor has also been photographed filling-up the tank of the car at a local gas station. The iconic Beetle is one of the oldest and most produced cars in the world derived from a single design blueprint. Ewan has however customized parts of the interior and lined the seats with high quality leather.
BMW R1150GS Adventure motorcycle
Ewan McGregor rides a silver gray BMW R1150GS Adventure motorcycle. On mid 2004 the actor embarked on a marathon bike ride spanning 30,000km from London to New York on his R1150GS motorcycle. Some of the prominent countries traversed on the long ride were Canada, Russia, Ukraine and Mongolia. Important events that took place on the trip were captured and later converted into a TV series along with a book. On 2007 McGregor went on another 23,000km long motorcycle ride that took him on the road from North Scotland to Cape Town. Ewan also visited several UNCIEF projects along the way.
Ewan McGregor drives a white colored Toyota Prius. The actor uses the Prius to complete his regular activities like shopping for groceries and dropping off his kids to school. On September 2008 the paparazzi managed to click a photograph of the star washing his car outside his home with a hose pipe. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid car which is powered by a combination of electrical batteries and a petrol engine. A diamond shaped front headlight cluster along with a slim upper grille provides the exterior with a highly contemporary look.
Luke Neuhedel Foundation
McGregor signed autographs on several items which were auctioned off to help this charitable organization. Since its inception in 2002, the foundation has been supported by he iconic Hollywood actor Denzel Washington and has helped thousands of cancer stricken children to improve their quality of life through research, education and grants to families to help them cope with the expenses.
The actor hosted a dinner party to raise funds for the organization. Based in Scotland, the non-profit organization is committed to providing hospice services for children and young people with life limiting conditions. The NGO supported by Charley Boorman has managed to raise £8 million with the help of many supporters.
The artist is an UNICEF ambassador and supports their “Unite Against AIDS” campaign. McGregor even traveled with UNICEF workers to the remotest parts of Asia to film a BBC documentary. The NGO has received the support of celebrities like Nicole Kidman and is dedicated to providing education, sanitation and emergency relief.
Balenciaga Ghesquière Grey Suit
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor looked trim and chic as he posed for the cameras in a grey suit made by the Spanish designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga. With its fine cut and ultra-modern shape, the Ghesquiere suit stands testimony to the skill of the designer who was referred to as the "master of us all" by another master designer, Christian Dior.
Marni Charcoal Platform Brogues
When The Impossible was screened at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Ewan McGregor picked the charcoal platform brogues from Marni as his footwear. Costing nearly $1,000 a pair, these longwing Italian-made brogues are dominantly leather with beautifully contrasting grey textile panels. The serrated edging and signature perforation of Marni are seen along with the complete wingtip detail at the toe.
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 Sunglasses
Almost every 'cool' celebrity seems to own some sunglasses from Ray-Ban and Ewan McGregor is no exception in that! He wears the 2140 Wayfarer sunglasses from the iconic and popular brand. The glasses arrive with mineral glass lenses and oversize metal hinges. With polarized glass being used, they are a real comfort to the eye on a hot sunny day.