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Sea­son 3 M-Net (*101) 21:30 Drama

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Ewan McGre­gor is the new­est bigscreen ac­tor to hit the TV screen, but he’s not do­ing it the easy way in dark-com­edy drama Fargo (2014-cur­rent). He plays park­ing lot mogul Em­mit Stussy and his lowly bail­bonds­man twin Ray. “Vo­cally there’s lit­tle dif­fer­ence,” he says. “Phys­i­cally they’re very dif­fer­ent. Once I put on Em­mit’s spanx, I’m Em­mit. And once I’m in Ray’s cow­boy boots, I’m Ray.”

1 The 46-year-old Scot dropped out of prep school at 16 to study act­ing – and his teacher par­ents Carol and James were okay with it. “My kids know the story and my el­dest wanted to drop out to be a pho­tog­ra­pher. I thought, ‘What do I do now?’ But luck­ily my wife im­me­di­ately said, ‘No!’” 2 He’s been mar­ried to Greek-French movie de­signer Eve Mavrakis since 1995 and they have four girls: Clara (21), Es­ther (15), Anouk (6) and Jamyan (15), whom they adopted. Ewan met her as a four-year-old while he was work­ing in Mon­go­lia as a UNICEF am­bas­sador. 3 Play­ing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars pre­quels (1999-2005) “was my des­tiny,” jokes Ewan. His un­cle De­nis Law­son was fighter pi­lot Wedge An­tilles in the first movies (1977-1983) and Ewan mod­elled his act­ing man­ner­isms on Sir Alec Guin­ness, who played Obi Wan in the first three Star Wars. Act­ing isn’t the only thing he gets 4 a kick from – Ewan and his friend Charley Boor­man rode their mo­tor­bikes over 25 000km from John O’Groats in north Scot­land to Cape Town in 2007 for their TV doc­cie Long Way Down. 5 Ewan jokes that voic­ing can­dle­stick Lu­miere in 2017 live-ac­tion Beauty & The Beast is by far his tough­est role. “He’s French but I sounded too Mex­i­can. I had to redo most of my lines!”

Ewan plays twins Ray (main) and Em­mit Stussy.

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