Ewan Gordon McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland, on March 31, 1971. McGregor was up in Crieff with an older brother and was encouraged to pursue acting by his uncle, Denis Lawson, an established actor who played X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles in the original Stars Trilogy. At the age of 16, Ewan dropped out of school to work as a stagehand at Perth Theater. He went on to Kirkcaldy College of Technology to study acting before moving to London at the age of 18. He pursued his theatre studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama after landing in England’s capital.
Career of Ewan Mcgregor
McGregor had already landed a starring role in the miniseries “Lipstick on Your Collar” before graduating from theatre school. The role helped him receive attention from the British film business, and he was quickly booked in several mini-series and features like “Scarlet and Black” and “Being Human.” Ewan went on to star in “Shallow Grave” shortly after his breakthrough film appearance. McGregor worked with filmmaker Danny Boyle for the first time on the film, which helped him reach a bigger audience. Not only that, but his performance earned him an Empire Award.
Danny Boyle’s casting of McGregor as the lead of “Trainspotting” catapulted him onto the international spotlight. Ewan starred alongside a cast of other performers in the film, which portrayed a group of Scottish heroin users and received critical acclaim. Many consider it to be the best Scottish film of all time, as well as one of the best British films ever created. It was also a huge box office hit, collecting $72 million on a budget of less than $2 million.
Following that, Ewan had a prominent role in the romance film “Little Voice” before landing the role of a lifetime. McGregor was cast as a youthful Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” by George Lucas in 1999. Critics and fans had conflicting reviews to the long-awaited prequel trilogy, but ‘The Phantom Menace’ was unquestionably popular at the movie office, grossing $1.027 billion worldwide.
Ewan McGregor returned to the Star Wars universe over the next few years, repeating his part in “Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” The prequel trilogy grossed more than $2.5 billion at the box office. While many critics disliked the prequels, the majority thought that McGregor’s portrayal of Obi-Wan was one of the best portions of the trilogy.
McGregor also found time to secure another legendary role in “Moulin Rouge!” at this time. The film was a box office hit in 2001, and it garnered McGregor his first Golden Globe nomination. “Down With Love,” “Young Adam,” and “Big Fish” were the three films in which Ewan McGregor starred in 2003. For all three roles, Ewan McGregor received critical acclaim, demonstrating that he had a penchant for picking high-quality assignments.
During the next few years, McGregor made a name for himself as a voice actor, appearing in animated films such as “Robots” and “Valiant.” Ewan has narrated a number of films and television series over his career. He returned to science fiction in 2005, starring alongside Scarlet Johansson in “The Island.” He also starred in “Stay” that year. McGregor acted in films like “Cassandra’s Dream,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” “The Ghost Writer,” and “Angels & Demons” to round out the decade.
Ewan was nominated for a second Golden Globe for his portrayal in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” at the start of the decade. Before securing a role in 2015’s “Mortdecai,” he appeared in “August: Osage County” in 2012. McGregor made his directorial debut in 2016 with “American Pastoral,” in which he also appeared. In 2017, he returned to the sequel, “T2 Trainspotting,” in which he reprised his legendary role. He also landed a part in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson, that same year. He finished the year by joining the cast of “Fargo” for the third season on FX. On set, he met Mary Elizabeth Winstead, his eventual romantic partner.
McGregor starred in “Christopher Robin,” “Dr. Sleep,” and “Birds of Prey” at the close of the decade. Ewan McGregor will feature in his own Disney+ series, which will premiere in 2019. The series will be based on the life of Obi-Wan Kenobi, much to the joy of Star Wars fans all over the world, according to Disney’s announcement.
What is Ewan McGregor’s Salary and Net Worth?
Ewan McGregor has a net worth of $25 million as a Scottish actor. Ewan McGregor is most recognised now for his appearances in the Star Wars prequel trilogy as Obi-Wan Kenobi. He’s also known for parts in films including “Moulin Rouge!” and “Trainspotting.” Ewan has won numerous honours over his career, including a Golden Globe. He was considered the fourth most important figure in British culture in 2004. McGregor is a well-known stage actor who works in both film and television.
Purchasing Real Estate by Ewan Mcgregor
Ewan McGregor and his then-wife Eve Mavrakis paid $1.9 million for a home in Los Angeles in 2002. For the following few years, they lived in a 1930s-style home in Brentwood, but things changed when Mcgregor and Mavrakis divorced in 2018. When McGregor first filed for divorce from Mavrakis, California law mandated that all assets be divided equally — regardless of who earned the money.
However, it was reported in 2019 that because Mavrakis had primary custody of the children, judges were likely to hand her the entire family home. The residence is normally handed to the parent with custody of the children during California divorce procedures in order to provide a stable environment for the children. Ewan was granted joint custody despite his request. McGregor was expected to lose $4 million as a result of the decision.
Ewan McGregor was house hunting with his new romantic partner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, while all of this was going on. McGregor’s divorce was precipitated by their secret romance, and he divorced his wife immediately after incriminating photos of him and Winstead were revealed in 2017. The pair was said to have purchased a new home in Topanga Canyon in 2019.
Settlement of Ewan Mcgregor’s Divorce
Ewan and Eve signed a definitive agreement to end their 22-year marriage in August 2020. Eve received a $6.6 million mansion, her jewellery, a $500,000 bank account, and five cars as part of the deal. She’ll also get a cut of Ewan’s continued profits from movies he starred in while they were married. This contains three “Star Wars” films as well as a slew of other blockbusters. Ewan will also be required to pay $15,000 in child support and $36,000 in spousal support each month, for a total monthly obligation of $51,000. To pay support, Ewan needs to make roughly $1.2 million each year before taxes. Ewan, on the other hand, got to retain 30 automobiles!