The always dashing and daring Ewan McGregor isn’t one to shy away from difficult roles. Nowhere is this more evident than his latest role in the tsunami film The Impossible, opening in limited release this week before expanding to theatres across the country in January.
The Impossible tells the harrowing account of one family’s experience during the Thailand tsunami on Boxing Day 2004. A British family’s idyllic Christmas beach vacation quickly becomes a nightmare when the giant wave hits their Thai resort in this terrifying true story. Pack yourself some tissues because there won’t be a dry eye in the theatre. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has gone on to earn some well-deserved raves, especially for the film’s stars Naomi Watts, Tom Holland who plays one of the couple’s young sons, and Ewan McGregor.
Since breaking out on North American screens in Trainspotting, the Scottish actor has long chosen diverse projects as he continues to jump from small independent films like the apocalyptic Perfect Sense, critical darlings Beginners and The Ghost Writer to big budget productions like Star Wars Episodes I, II and III and Angels & Demons. As if appearing as Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t make him cool enough, he also rode his motorcycle around the world with his BFF in “Long Way Round” and from Scotland to South Africa in “Long Way Down.” And let’s not forget to swoon over the Scot’s musical prowess as the heartbreaking artist Christian in Moulin Rouge. That’s right, swoon.
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