Profile of the Day: Ewan McGregor
Happy birthday Ewan McGregor! Today the Scottish actor turns 43. Born in Perth, Scotland to school teachers, McGregor showed an early interest in singing before devoting his education to theater. In 1996, he received international acclaim with his breakthrough role in the film Trainspotting. Soon he would join one of the largest film franchises in history with is role as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels. Did you know he had already shared a connection with the iconic movie series? His uncle, actor Denis Lawson, appeared in the original Star Wars films. Today he continues to enjoy a successful career, tackling a variety of challenging roles, and even showcased his voice in the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge.
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