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Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor. He has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. McGregor is perhaps best known for his roles as Mark Renton in the 1996 drama Trainspotting, the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Christian in the 2001 musical film Moulin Rouge!. He has also received critical acclaim for his starring roles in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls and Othello. McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. Born in the Royal Infirmary in Perth, Scotland, McGregor was brought up in the nearby small town of Crieff, where he attended the independent Morrison's Academy. His mother, Carol Diane (née Lawson), is a teacher and school administrator, and his father, James Charles Stuart "Jim" McGregor, is a physical education teacher. He has an older brother, Colin, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is the nephew of actor Denis Lawson and the late actress Sheila Gish, and the step-cousin of the late actress Lou Gish. McGregor studied drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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