Happy Birthday: Ewan McGregor

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Ewan McGregor.jpgEwan McGregor

Born: March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Married to: Eve Mavrakis (22 July 1995 – present) (4 children)

[on playing Obi-Wan Kenobi] That was my challenge – to be a young Alec Guinness. People would come up and say to me, “You sound a bit like Alec Guinness. Did that just happen?” No! It’s my job, you know? The thrilling bit about it was I immersed myself in Alec Guinness movies, and I found this great one called The Card (1952). God, it’s a brilliant film.

Then I watched the first episode of Star Wars over and over again. I loved it as a kid. It was a bit funny to be paid for it. I’d say to my wife, “I’ve got to go and watch Star Wars again, Sorry. I just haven’t quite got it…” Brilliant.

[on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the…

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