Birthplace: Crieff, Scotland. Ewan McGregor rocketed to fame over a short period of time, thanks to a brilliant turn as a heroin addict in Trainspotting and the good fortune of being selected by George Lucas and co. Because Menace arrived amid concomitant fanfare and massive prerelease expectations in early summer , McGregor's appearance in the new trilogy drew a whirlwind of media attention and elicited a series of roles in additional box-office blockbusters, launching the then year-old actor into megastardom. Born on March 31, , in the Scottish town of Crieff, on the southern edge of the Highlands, McGregor joined the Perth Repertory Theatre after high school graduation and subsequently trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His studies at Guildhall led to a key role in Dennis Potter's Lipstick on Your Collar, a made-for-television musical comedy set during the Suez Crisis. The picture, however, undeservedly flopped and closed almost as soon as it opened, rendering McGregor's contribution ineffectual. The actor continued to turn up on television on both sides of the Atlantic until late ; some of his more notable work during this period includes his turn as a beleaguered gunman in an episode of ER and the Cold War episode of Tales From the Crypt, in which he plays a vampiric thief. McGregor landed his cinematic breakthrough role with Danny Boyle's noirish, heavily stylized Shallow Grave
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Two years later, he played heroin addict Mark Renton in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting which won him international recognition. He reprised the role in the sequel film T2 Trainspotting For his role as Christian in the jukebox musical romantic drama film, Moulin Rouge! Eleven years later, he was nominated for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen , in the same category. In , McGregor made his directorial feature film debut in American Pastoral. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia List article.
McGregor's first professional role was in , when he won a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. McGregor has also starred in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls —07 and Othello — McGregor attended the independent Morrison's Academy in Crieff. After leaving school at the age of 16, he worked as a stagehand at Perth Theatre and studied a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology,   before moving to London to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was 18 years old. McGregor played the male romantic lead role in the British film Little Voice McGregor starred in Moulin Rouge!