Thursday 8 December 2016

McGregor happy to act with uncle

Published 20/06/2011 | 08:09

Ewan McGregor arrives for the opening of his film Perfect Sense at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
Ewan McGregor arrives for the opening of his film Perfect Sense at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Ewan McGregor has said it was a "really special" experience to act with his uncle for the first time as they appeared at the European premiere of the film they both star in.

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He plays alongside Denis Lawson and Eva Green in the sci-fi drama Perfect Sense.

McGregor was on the red carpet at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre alongside fellow cast members Ewen Bremner, Alistair Mackenzie and director David Mackenzie.

Hollywood star McGregor paid tribute to his Local Hero star uncle for inspiring him to become a thespian and said it was great to work with him in front of the camera at last.

He said: "It's the first time I've acted with my uncle ever, I've been directed by him in a play in London and then we did a short film in Edinburgh called Solid Geometry and if he hadn't been an actor I'm sure I wouldn't have thought to be one.

"He has inspired me all my life and yet I've never acted with him and I was always waiting for something really special to do with him and this came to fruition and I was really really happy to do it.

"It was quite unusual and lovely to be playing scenes with him, after 39 years of waiting it felt very natural and easy, it was good."

In the film McGregor plays a chef who falls in love with a scientist played by Green as a global disease breaks out in which people begin to lose their five senses one by one.

The new film also saw McGregor re-united with his Trainspotting and Black Hawk Down colleague Bremner. The global stars said they enjoyed working back in their homeland.

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