The 50 years seem to have brought peace to Ewan McGregor, who has achieved what all actors want: to be talked about for their work and not for their private life. But there was a time when his name was linked to the scandal. After more than 20 years married to Eve Mavrakis, with whom he shares four daughters, in 2017 he saw intimate photos kissing the actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, his filming partner in Fargo , they came to light turning their until then discreet family life upside down.
Recomposing his intimacy and returning to the screen with solid projects is what the Scottish interpreter has achieved, who rose to fame in 1996 as a twenty-something with the film Trainspotting . Already in maturity he has gotten into the shoes of the extravagant designer Halston, in the miniseries that can be seen on Netflix. Also imminent is his return to the screen as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the next Star Wars series on Disney +, which takes up the life of the Jedi master years after the closing of the saga. Also this year the film will premiere The Birthday Cake , where he works with his eldest daughter, Clara, 25 years old and also an actress, with whom he had more than one disagreement in the past when the actor’s infidelity came to light. His eldest daughter called him a “jerk” and called his new partner “trash.”
Four years have passed since photos of kissing his current girlfriend ended their long marriage
On his return to the screen with Halston , a biopic about the pioneering designer of the New York scene of that Studio 54 of the seventies, has had to face not very pleasant comments on the part of Halston’s niece, Lesley Frowick, and other relatives, who have called fiction as “Frankly garbage” and “imprecise.”
As part of his preparation for the role, McGregor learned to sew and had tea with Lizza Minnelli, a close friend of Halston’s. Although he promised to keep the details private, the actor assures that “I just wanted her to know that he was in good hands with me; A lot has been said about Halston over the years and I wanted her to know that I respected her love for him and their friendship. I didn’t imagine how deep her love for him was until we had tea. ” Roy Halston Frowick died in 1990 of AIDS-related complications at age 57, having left his world in New York by leaving the company that bore his name. “I loved playing it; I think he saw beauty everywhere, ”said McGregor.
Ewan McGregor is one of the most prolific Scottish artists, with the permission of the eternal 007, Sean Connery. Born in a rural setting, the son of two teachers, he soon set out on his path to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In London he trained in dramatic art and his first role would come in 1994 in the film A man lost in time , starring Robin Williams. But the role that launched him to fame came in 1996, when he became drug addict antihero Mark Renton in Trainspotting .
George Lucas named him in the 1999 Jedi Master of the franchise Star Wars . Become the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi, he established himself in Hollywood, where he also starred in hit films such as Molin Rouge , Big Fish , Black Hawk derribado , Cassandra’s dream O The impossible . He has had no trouble straying from Hollywood to shoot documentaries on his Harley during long journeys around the world.
And finally behind is the stormy divorce with his ex, with whom he was married for more than 20 years, and the bad relationship with his four daughters, Clara, 25, Jamyan, 20, Esther, 19, and Anouk, 10, who positioned themselves in favor of his mother. In 2017 The Sun caught McGregor and Winstead, both married, kissing, causing an earthquake in their personal lives.
McGregor and Mavrakis’ divorce proceedings ended in the summer of 2020. He had to share the joint estate, estimated at $ 25 million, with his ex. After the storm, McGregor continues his courtship with Winstead, has recovered his relationship with his daughters and returns to work on what he likes.