Ewan McGregor (born March 31 1971) is a British film actor, best known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He came to prominence for his role as the heroin addict Renton in the film version of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting (1996). This role followed hard on an impressive movie-debut performance in Danny Boyle's 1994 film Shallow Grave. McGregor is one of the few major male actors to repeatedly do full-frontal nudity (see Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine, The Pillow Book, and Young Adam).
He is married to Eve Mavrakis.
A keen motorcyclist since his youth, in 2004, with his friend Charley Boorman (son of director John Boorman), he undertook a marathon motorcycle trip from mid-April to the end of July, from London to New York, via central Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia and Canada, for a cumulative distance of 18,887 miles (30,395 km). The only sections of the trip not undertaken by motorcycle were 580 miles by train in Siberia, due to lack of roads, and a 2505 mile flight from Magadan, Siberia to Anchorage, Alaska. The trip formed the basis of the TV series Long Way Round .
He has been named as a candidate for the next James Bond in 2006.
Celebritywonder.com reported in March 2005 that McGregor will now not sign autographs, because he is "sickened" by the exorbitant prices that people charge for it.