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UNICEF UK Ambassador Ewan McGregor - Syria Appeal Thank You

Apr 17, 2014

Ewan McGregor, UNICEF UK Ambassador, says thanks for your support for Syria's children over the past three years. Find out how you've helped here: unicef.org.uk/mobile/under-siege.html

Our Syria Winter Appeal helped provide more than a million blankets, bringing much needed warmth to the children of Syria.The UK Department for International Development generously matched donations pound for pound, helping us to raise more than £6.4 million.

Source: YouTube

Thanks to @Anna_ELG_1976 for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Thursday, April 17, 2013 // 5:30 p.m.


The Real Thing’s Ewan McGregor to Narrate BBC Radio 2 Show About Ford, April 17

April 3 2014

Star of Broadway’s upcoming show The Real Thing, Ewan McGregor will be narrating Mad About The Mustang on BBC Radio 2 on April 17, says the Daily Mail.

The program “tells the story on how Ford developed the car and launched it in showrooms on April 17, 1964”.

McGregor recently wrapped production on Jane’s Got a Gun and is currently filming Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow. His other upcoming movie projects include Born to Be King, Last Days in the Desert, Our Kind of Traitor and Kill the Trumpet Player.

He can currently be seen on the big screen in John Wells’ film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County. Among his other recent film credits are Jack the Giant Slayer, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners and more.

McGregor will star this fall on Broadway in The Real Thing alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cynthia Nixon. He also starred in the West End’s 2005 production of Guys And Dolls.

Source: Broadway World

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Thursday, April 03, 2014 // 9:13 p.m.


Happy Birthday, Ewan!

31 March 2014

Happy Birthday, Ewan!

May the roads you take be always open!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Monday, March 31, 2014 // 12:00 a.m.


Join Ewan McGregor: Champion the #childrenofsyria

Mar 13, 2014

Join UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor in signing our petition to world leaders to end the violence against the #childrenofsyria: change.org

Source: YouTube

Thanks to @Fuumin for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Friday, March 14, 2014 // 12:47 p.m.


Next for Ewan: American Pastoral

Thu 27/02/2014
By Don Groves

Next on the agenda for Phillip Noyce is American Pastoral, based on the Philip Roth novel about a successful Jewish-American businessman whose upper middle class life is ruined by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.

He’s wanted to make the film for a dozen years but only now has managed to secure the finance from Lakeshore Entertainment. The difference-maker was securing Ewan McGregor as the lead. Shooting is due to start in Pittsburgh next March.

Source: if.com.au

Thanks to Lydie for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Thursday, March 13, 2014 // 7:29 p.m.


Ewan to be a presenter at the Academy Awards!

24 February 2014

The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Oscar Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. The full list of presenters can be found here.

Source: ABC Television (photo)

Thanks to @Naderoni for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Monday, February 24, 2014 // 9:07 p.m.


Ewan McGregor: The beating that set me on course for stardom

Published: Wed, February 12, 2014
By Gavin Docherty

The Perth-born actor was just 16 and preparing for two separate drama school auditions when he was attacked by a thug on the city’s underground.

“I was going to a house party in Glasgow with some friends when this drunk got on the tube train,” he said.

“He walked into a pillar and I made a joke about it. It was the worst thing I could have ever said. He decided when I got off he was going to kick the s*** out of me, and that is what he did.”

Two weeks later, McGregor, then still a pupil at Morrison’s Academy in Crieff, was being drilled by his uncle, actor Denis Lawson, for his audition piece, but was unable to understand the concept of acting.

“My uncle said, ‘I want you to think about when you were beaten up in Glasgow, how humiliated you felt’.”

McGregor explained how starting to feel that pain and upset in his audition won him a place in a year-long course at Kirkcaldy, leading eventually to graduation from LAMDA and his TV debut in drama Lipstick on Your Collar.

McGregor, 42, addressing a Screen Actors Guild Foundation in Los Angeles, said it became a launch pad to his film career.

Reflecting on the frightening assault, McGregor added: “We were teuchters from the Highlands, small-town people who went to the big city.

“That experience certainly helped me with my speech.

“The words and feelings were suddenly connected to the text. It was a realisation of the power of acting.”

Source: Scottish Express

Thanks to @anneta2010 for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 // 7:48 a.m.


Maggie Gyllenhaal to star with Ewan McGregor in The Real Thing

February 11, 2014
By David Ng

Maggie Gyllenhaal will play the role originated by Glenn Close on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, which is set to open Oct. 30 in a production by the Roundabout Theatre in New York.

The revival production, which also will feature Ewan McGregor in the role originated in New York by Jeremy Irons, will mark Gyllenhaal’s Broadway debut, although she has acted on stage before, including productions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya at downtown New York’s Classic Stage Company as well as the Tony Kushner play Homebody/Kabul at the Mark Taper Forum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The Real Thing, which will run at the American Airlines Theatre, is a comedy about infidelity and acting that features meta-structural devices. Gyllenhaal will play the role of Annie, who is having an extramarital affair with a playwright (McGregor).

The actors appeared together in the 2010 movie Nanny McPhee Returns.

Previews of The Real Thing are scheduled to begin Oct. 2. The production will be directed by Sam Gold.

Stoppard’s play was first performed in London in 1982 with Felicity Kendal in the role of Annie. The show reached Broadway in 1984 with a cast that included Irons, Close, Christine Baranski, Peter Gallagher and a young Cynthia Nixon.

A 2000 Broadway revival starred Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Thanks to @Fuumin for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 // 7:44 a.m.


Screen Actors Guild conversation with Ewan McGregor

Feb 10, 2014

Career Q&A with Ewan McGregor. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Back Stage.

Source: YouTube

Thanks to @Fuumin for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Monday, February 10, 2014 // 9:13 p.m.


First Pics from “Last Days in the Desert”

Thursday February 6, 2014

Looks like Ewan is already filming “Last Days in the Desert” and not “Your Right Mind”!

He’s never been afraid of a challenge, and Ewan McGregor showed up in the desert outside Los Angeles for his latest role.

The “Moulin Rouge” hunk was wrapped up in middle-eastern garb and seated on the ground as he played a holy man in “Last Days in the Desert.”

Also starring Tye Sheridan, Ciaran Hinds and Ayelet Zurer, “Last Days in the Desert” is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia.

Per the synopsis, “Ewan will play both a holy man and a demon on a journey through the desert who encounters a family struggling to survive — forcing the holy man to confront his own fate.”

See more pictures of Ewan by clicking on the link below.

Source: Celebrity-Gossip.net

Thanks to obi1mcgregor for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Thursday, February 06, 2014 // 8:50 p.m.


Berlin: Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan To Spend Last Days In The Desert

Wednesday, 5 February 2014
By Nancy Tartaglione, International Editor

Albert Nobbs helmer Rodrigo Garcia is set to direct Last Days In The Desert, a co-production from Mockingbird Pictures and Division Films. Ewan McGregor has boarded to play the dual roles of a holy man and a demon who must confront his own fate after an encounter with a family struggling to survive in the harsh desert environment.

Tye Sheridan, who picked up the newcomer prize in Venice for his turn in David Gordon Green’s Joe, also stars as do Ciarán Hinds and Ayelet Zurer. Garcia wrote the script and will start principal photography this month in southern California. Emmanuel Lubezki is lensing the picture in a reteam with Garcia after their 2000 collaboration Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her.

Just last weekend, the Gravity cinematographer told Deadline of the project, “It’s a tiny little beautiful, extraordinary script that Rodrigo wrote that we’re going to shoot for five weeks.” Mockingbird’s Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis are producing with Wicks Walker. Walker and Nicolas Gonda are financing via Walker’s Division Films and Gonda’s Ironwood Films, in association with Different Drummer and New Balloon. WME has domestic rights, with Hanway Films representing international here in Berlin. McGregor most recently wrapped production on Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp. He’s next up in Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got A Gun and makes his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. He is repped by UTA, United Agents and Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern. Sheridan is with WME.

Source: Deadline

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 // 7:23 a.m.


Is Ewan filming Your Right Mind?

2 February 2014

Lydie shared a link to a Deadline article about the American Society of Cinematographers which quoted Gravity cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezkilubezki as saying: “At 4 AM I have to drive to the desert because I start a movie with my friend Rodrigo Garcia with Ewan McGregor. It’s a tiny little beautiful, extraordinary script that Rodrigo wrote that we’re going to shoot for five weeks.”

The Internet Movie Database does not yet list a movie that links all three, but Your Right Mind lists Utah among its filming locations, and Ewan posted these photos to Instagram earlier today, which might confirm my theory:

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Sunday, February 2, 2014 // 1:31 p.m.


Ewan thrown from his motorcycle? Not true!

20 December 2013

Numerous “news” sites have been reporting that Ewan has been thrown off his motorcycle: Ewan McGregor thrown from motorbike – Scottish actor Ewan Mcgregor narrowly escaped injury when he was thrown from his motorcycle in a road accident on Wednesday. This headline has been tweeted and retweeted in various languages since Wednesday, and it’s completely false and misleading.

This non-story appeared following Ewan’s tweet which said:

“I’m (sic) wasn’t knocked down but bumped into. Just keep your eyes in your mirrors. Bikers are vulnerable. And very cool.”

Unfortunately, the only reason why these “news” sites do this is pure greed. They want as many people going to their sites which contain advertisements, and those sites get money for every visitor they get.

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Friday, December 20, 2013 // 9:51 a.m.



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December 27, 2013: August: Osage County released in NY/LA; add'l markets on January 3, 2014; wide (North America) January 10, 2014.

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