The 1st full length biography of the star of Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary and the new Star War Movies. Ewan McGregor is still in his 20's but is now 1 of cinema's hot properties following his success in Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Brassed Off, Emma and a Life less ordinary. May 1999 sees the release of the 1st in the 3 Star war prequels in which McGregor will play the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is confirmed to play in all 3 of the new films, which will make him 1 of the biggest stars in the world. Ewan McGregor grew up in Perthshire, a local rogue rather than a tearaway, and after many adventures found his way to the Guild Hall Drama school. It is a fascinating story of how talent, hard work and luck need to combine in the right measure to achieve success. McGregor's 1st taste of acting came when at the age of 6, he played David in a church play - the minister remarked in his diary that the play was a ragged affair but wee Ewan McGregor was outstandingly good. Encouraged by his uncle the actor Denis Lawson he achieved his 1st film role as an extra in a passage to India.
His 1st major break was starring in Dennis potters Lipstick on my Collar a role he secured whilst still a student. The author has the cooperation of his family and Ewan McGregor will be interviewed.show more