WATCHLIST: Your Ewan McGregor Streaming Roundup!

By Courtney Potter

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Now that Ewan McGregor’s beloved Jedi is back in the new Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, we thought it only fitting to take a spin through some of McGregor’s other works from around the worlds of Disney and 20th Century Fox.

Why not add some McGregor Madness to your “Obi-Wan Wednesdays” by taking in one of these works before the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi episode drops on Disney+ each week, now through June 22?

Jedis Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), dressed in tan garb with his green lightsaber, and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), also dressed in tan with his blue lightsaber, are battling battle with Darth Maul (Ray Park)—dressed in ominous black robes wielding his red lightsaber, in a still from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode I) (1999)
It’s the film that introduced McGregor as a younger Obi-Wan—a character fans had originally met in 1977’s A New Hope (Episode IV) in the form of iconic actor Alec Guinness... In Episode I, we follow along as Jedi knights Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) rescue Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by some very dark forces. As they escape, they meet one Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd)—a child prodigy who happens to be unusually replete with the Force.

Satine (Nicole Kidman) in a white dress and sparkly headdress, is holding hands and standing side-by-side with Christian (Ewan McGregor), who’s wearing a white shirt with a black vest and pants. They’re singing, and surrounded by fancy-dressed dancers on all sides, in an image from Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Set in bohemian Paris circa 1900, director Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge! (from 20th Century Fox) stars McGregor as Christian, an English poet who falls for Satine (Nicole Kidman), the tragic belle of the Moulin Rouge cabaret hall. (You realize Obi-Wan’s romantic interest in the animated series The Clone Wars is also named Satine, right?) The film features several lavish musical numbers set to both well-known pop songs and original tunes, including the Golden Globe®-nominated “Come What May.” FYI: You can watch Moulin Rouge! on Hulu with the optional Starz add-on.

In a still from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), dressed in a tan tunic and dark cape, is flanked by two very tall, thin alien beings in a glass-enclosed walkway. There are many soldiers dressed in red sitting at tables below the walkway.

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (Episode II) (2002)
Episode II finds Jedi apprentice Anakin (Hayden Christensen) assigned to protect now-Senator Amidala (Portman)—but in the meantime, he realizes his love for her is growing stronger... as is his dark side. At the same time, Obi-Wan (McGregor) discovers a secret clone army as the galaxy advances toward all-out war.

Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger), dressed in a white beaded gown and gloves, is leaning on a blue upholstered bed next to Catcher Bock (Ewan McGregor), clad in a tux, in an image from Down with Love.

Down with Love (2003)
McGregor stars in this 20th Century Fox rom-com, set in the 1960s, as Catcher Block—a writer for (the fictional) Know magazine, and a notorious ladies’ man, who vows to “expose” progressive women’s author Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger) for the “traditional girl” that she is... Much like the films Down with Love takes inspiration from, including Rock Hudson and Doris Day’s Pillow Talk, lots of comedic hijinks ensue! FYI: You can stream Down with Love on Hulu with the HBO Max add-on.

Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor), in a tan sweater tunic, is looking at something just off camera, set against a blue background, in a still from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) (2005)
This particular trilogy wraps up as Clone Wars rage across the galaxy and a truly sinister Sith Lord seizes control of the Republic, corrupting Anakin (Christensen) and turning him into his dark apprentice, Darth Vader, in the process. Ultimately, Obi-Wan (McGregor) is Forced—see what we did there?—to confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.

Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor) has shoulder-length graying hair that’s starting to thin, and he’s wearing a leather jacket with an army green button-up shirt underneath, in an image from season three of FX’s Fargo. He’s sitting at a desk in an office; there’s a coffee cup next to him, and several photo frames on a credenza behind him.

Fargo (Season 3) (2017)
McGregor starred in the third season of FX’s anthology series, inspired by the 1996 film of the same name and set in the same fictional Midwestern universe. The year is 2010, and probation officer Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor) and his parolee girlfriend Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) are dreaming of a better life. To that end, they attempt to steal a valuable vintage stamp from Ray’s more successful older brother Emmit (also played by McGregor)—the self-proclaimed “Parking Lot King of Minnesota.” Their plans, however, murderously backfire.

*Please note that this series is for mature audiences only.*

Lumiere (voice of Ewan McGregor) is an anamorphic golden candelabra, and he’s hanging off the stone wall inside the Beast’s castle in a still from Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. There are lit candles coming out of the top of his head and from both of his arms.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
This live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated classic costars McGregor as the voice of Lumiere, the charming maître d’ for the Beast (Dan Stevens) who—because of the witch’s curse—has been transformed into a candelabra. The film also stars Emma Watson as Belle, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, and Emma Thompson as the voice of Mrs. Potts.

Amidst fog and sun-dappled trees in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh (voice of Jim Cummings) is wearing his iconic red t-shirt, and is standing in front of several signs labeled “Danger: Heffalumps,” while holding hands with Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor)—who’s wearing a grey fedora and trench coat and holding a briefcase and umbrella.

Christopher Robin (2018)
Ever wondered what happened to Winnie the Pooh’s human friend after he left the Hundred Acre Wood? Such is the premise of Christopher Robin, starring McGregor as the now adult—and very career-minded—Christopher, living in hectic London with his wife and daughter. After a series of misadventures, it’s up to Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and all of Christopher’s magical friends to remind him that “sometimes doing nothing leads to the very best something.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is wearing a brown cape and cowl and is staring at something off screen, in an image from the Disney+ limited series. There are a few brightly colored, though out-of-focus, lights seen behind him, as well as a few people.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)
The most recent entrant for this watchlist: The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi is set 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith... Joining McGregor and Hayden Christensen onscreen are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. New episodes drop every Wednesday!