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23 January 1972 |
Bremner was born in Edinburgh, the son of two art teachers. He attended Davidson's Mains Primary School and Portobello High School. He originally wanted to be a circus clown, but was offered a chance in show business by television director Richard D. Brooks. One of his first notable roles was as a Glasgow schoolboy in Charles Gormley's Heavenly Pursuits (1985). He would also play the lead in the BBC Scotland feature-length adaptation of the William McIlvanney short story "Dreaming" (1990).
Bremner portrayed Spud in Danny Boyle's film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, and Mullet, a street thug in Guy Ritchie's Snatch. In the 1995 stage version of Trainspotting, Bremner played the lead role of Mark Renton, the role played by Ewan McGregor in the film.
He has played supporting roles in blockbusters such as Pearl Harbor  and Black Hawk Down, in which he appeared alongside Trainspotting costar Ewan McGregor (which he has again since, in Perfect Sense and Jack the Giant Slayer). In 2005, he had a small role in the mini-series Elizabeth I as James VI, King of Scots. In December 2006, he played Harold Stritzke in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. In 2007, he played Robert Louis Stevenson in the BBC Four documentary Ian Rankin Investigates Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
|1985||Heavenly Pursuits||Stevie Deans|
|1989||Conquest of the South Pole||Penguin||Television Role|
|Screen Two||Sammy||TV series|
|1995||Judge Dredd||Junior Angel|
|1996||Trainspotting||Daniel "Spud" Murphy|
|Harry Enfield and Chums||Various Roles||TV series|
|1997||Deacon Brodie||Louis the Apprentice||(TV)|
|1998||The Acid House||Colin 'Coco' Bryce|
|The Secret World of Michael Fry||Michael Fry|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Lt. Red Winkle|
|Black Hawk Down||Nelson|
|2003||16 Years of Alcohol||Jake|
|The Reckoning||Simon Damian|
|2004||Around the World in 80 Days||Inspector Fix|
|Alien vs. Predator||Graeme Miller|
|2005||Match Point||Inspector Dowd|
|Elizabeth I||King James VI||TV Series|
|The Lost Room||Harold Stritzke||(Sci Fi Channel miniseries)|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Justin|
|My Name Is Earl||Raynard||Television series Episode 12 Season 4|
|2009||Spooks||Ryan Baisley||Television series Episode 6 Season 8|
|2010||Chris Ryan's Strike Back||Gerald Baxter||Television Series; Two Episodes|
|You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||Henry Strangler|
|Dive||Stewart||Made for TV movie|
|2011||Page Eight||Rollo Maverley||Made for TV movie|
|2013||Jack the Giant Slayer||Wicke|
|2014||Turks & Caicos||Rollo Maverley|
|2014||Salting the Battlefield||Rollo Maverley|
|2014||A Poet in New York||John Malcolm Brinnin|
- "Ewen Bremner". guardian.co.uk Film. The Guardian.
- "Ewen Bremner". All Movie Photo.