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Ewan defies caricaturization

Interesting, this.

THE team of Scottish cartoonists who set out to produce caricatures of top Scots met a major hurdle in the face of Ewan McGregor. Capturing in a few lines and strokes the face of the actor who has played roles as varied Renton in Trainspotting to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels proved an almost impossible task. It took 45 attempts before artist Derek Gray reached a satisfactory caricature.

Rest of the article is here


Leather and Potter

Scottish star EWAN McGREGOR was spotted doing some research for a new movie last week when he visited a BEATRIX POTTER art exhibition in London.

The STAR WARS actor, who will star alongside RENEE ZELLWEGER in biopic MISS POTTER, visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London on recommendation from his co-star.

A member of staff says, "He dropped in on his own, wearing leather trousers.

"He said he didn't want any fuss made and was happy just to wonder round on his own for an hour or two."

McGregor was given his own souvenir on leaving the gallery - a PETER RABBIT notebook which read, 'You may go into the field or down the lane, but don't go into MR McGREGOR's garden.'

From Mystic Bliss

Potter again

Ewan McGregor might spend his free time razzing about on motorbikes, but he's also a secret culture vulture.

A few days back, he turned up at the sleepy Dulwich Picture Gallery to look at an exhibition of Beatrix Potter memorabilia.

Staff was told that McGregor was there on the recommendation of Renée Zellweger, who also visited recently.

"Ewan's about to co-star with Zellweger in a film about Beatrix Potter, and dropped in on his own, wearing leathers," says the gallery.

"He said he didn't want any fuss made and was happy just to wander round on his own for an hour or two. "

Sweetly, a curator decided to present the Hollywood star with a memento of his visit. It was a Peter Rabbit notebook bearing the slogan: "You may go into the field or down the lane, but don't go into Mr McGregor's garden."

Source: The Indepedent

A load of baseballs

Taken from http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=2428442005, but seen lots of other places.

Despite such high-profile wearers as Madonna, Zara Phillips, David Beckham and Ewan McGregor, easyInternetCafe has banned customers from wearing baseballs caps in a pilot scheme at branches in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

I'm assuming they mean 'baseball caps', not 'baseballs caps'. Or it's just a load of baseballs. And the rest of this just cracked me up. Deviant behaviour?

Ok, so maybe I'm misreading. But since when has Ewan been a 'high profile wearer of baseball caps'? I wanna see photographic proof, people! Comment with evidence, please!



Quoted from this article:

"...big travelling exhibition which is going to go around Canada showing off Scottish icons (a pair of Ewan McGregor's underpants, a first edition of Ian Rankin's debut novel and the skirt/kilt which Jack wore to great effect at Tartan Day in New York several years ago). Apparently the main exhibit is going to be a stuffed version of Dolly the Sheep."

Whilst I'm left wondering if this little selection doesn't form a rather shocking underestimation of the wonders of modern Scotland, I can't help but feel a little bit happy that Ewan's pants (and what sadly won't be in them whilst they are being exhibited) are a Scottish icon. Just thought I'd share.

Just a little reminder that you're more than welcome to post anything at all related to Ewan on this community. It doesn't have to be pictures. You can also post news articles, gossip, film info, appearances, icons, backgrounds, wallpapers, colourbars, themes, stories, links to fanfic (no full length posts), fanart, ask questions, mention your new Moulin Rouge poster, results in a love/compatability quiz etc etc...feel free to do anything Ewan related (within reason, not TOO many quiz results in one post, or no post-whoring). I know there's some fantastic artists, photoshoppers, writers etc out there; don't be shy about sharing your talents. Likewise, if you've found a story or an article that you haven't seen mentioned, please share it.



A little something for you on Halloween...

Ok, I know it's not Halloween yet. But Monday is now my official 'squee like a fangirl over RotS on dvd' day, and this gives you time to go track down what I'm about to post about.

Over at Gonzagabulletin.com, Ann Foreyt lists her top five Halloween movies everyone hasn't already seen (see the article here). Shallow Grave is at number four, mainly thanks to the presence of a young Ewan McGregor. If you haven't seen it, I'd highly recommend it. If you haven't seen it for ages, why not dig up a copy? (pun intended, sorry) It's slick, darkly funny and endlessly quotable. It's also where the Ewan obsession started for me, so here's a little something with an Alex Law theme.

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AJ (who lost her heart to Alex Law a decade ago)
jude law

Star Wars III - Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor - Empire June 2005

The June issue of EMPIRE has ca. 40 pages about "Revenge of the Sith". I scanned of it the 4 cast-interviews, including the one of Ewan. Other features by request.

Teaser pic:

For full-sized scans and articles - not dial-up friendly - ( please, go here )