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Tickets for Ewan’s The Real Thing available for Email Club Members

June 26 2014

 photo 90621e68c41911e3b30f0002c9db6976_8.jpgRoundabout Theatre Company has announced that tickets for the upcoming production of The Real Thing (starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cynthia Nixon) are available to members of the Roundabout Email Club for an exclusive pre-sale period. Join the Roundabout Email Club at www.roundabouttheatre.org before July 6 to be eligible for this exclusive pre-sale for Roundabout’s 2014-2015 productions.

All Roundabout productions are first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info.

Tickets for The Real Thing are released for general sale at 10am on Sunday, July 13. Tickets will be available by calling 212-719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre box office (227 West 42nd Street).

Previews Begin October 2, 2014
Opening Night is October 30, 2014
On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre
Single tickets for The Real Thing range in price from $67-$137

The Real Thing returns to Broadway starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Cynthia Nixon in a stirring and sensual new production directed by Sam Gold. This Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) first seduced audiences in London and New York nearly 30 years ago. Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. Delectably witty and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity, and the passions that often blur our perception of love.

Source: Broadway World

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Friday, June 27, 2014 // 11:22 a.m.


1997 Ewan McGregor Interview, London Critics Awards, Archive Footage

A blast from the past!

Source: YouTube

Thanks to @EwanUa for the find and @mgxshui for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Friday, May 30, 2014 // 7:32 a.m.


Ewan in A Million Ways to Die in the West!

24 May 2014

Ewan has a small role in the upcoming Seth MacFarlane movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West. Ewan plays “Cowboy at Fair”, according to the production notes (PDF).

A Million Ways to Die in the West will be released May 30, 2014.

Source: amillionways.com

Thanks to ARD for the heads up!

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Saturday, May 24, 2014 // 1:55 p.m.


Join Ewan McGregor: Lend your voice to children

May 15, 2014

Join UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor and lend your voice to the millions of children like Mustapha — survivors of humanitarian emergencies whose voices are not being heard.

To help us tell their stories, visit: www.voicesofchildren.eu.

For more about UNICEF's work with the EU, visit: www.unicef.org/eu and read UNICEF's full article on their site.

Source: YouTube

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Thursday, May 15, 2014 // 8:02 p.m.


From Paris with love: Ewan McGregor films spy thriller Our Kind Of Traitor in France with on-screen lover Naomie Harris

4 May 2014
By Sally Lee

It's commonly said that Paris is the city of love.

So there are no excuses for Ewan McGregor and his co-star and on-screen lover Naomie Harris.

The pair were spotted on Saturday filming their forthcoming thriller Our Kind Of Traitor – an adaptation of the 2010 novel by John Le Carré.

The Scottish actor wore out his outgrown hair and dressed down in a leather jacket, jeans and beige boots.

His James Bond film beauty appeared to be dressed up for the occasion - whatever it may be - in a light grey trench with a bright blue figure-hugging dress and a thin black belt.

The British actress had her hair neatly tied back as she accessorised her outfit with black pointy heels, black bag and minimal jewellery.

Ewan, 43, scored the leading role as a young Oxford academic Peregrine ‘Perry’ Makepeace in the film.

Harris, 37, will play Ewan's attorney girlfriend who accompanies him on a holiday in Antigua.

Susanna White’s new film will see the couple in the middle of Russian oligarch Dmitri ‘Dima’ Vladimirovich Krasnov’s plan to defect after he reaches out to Perry, believing him to be a British spy.

Their involvement with the billionaire money launderer puts them in a precarious position when they are caught between the British Secret Service and the Russian mafia.

Joining the stellar cast will also be Homeland star Damian Lewis and Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard.

Our Kind of Traitor is expected to be released later this year.

Source: Daily Mail

Posted by Best of Ewan McGregor on Sunday, May 04, 2014 // 7:57 p.m.


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.



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