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Bremner at the Berlinale 2017
|Born||23 January 1972|
Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
|Known for||Trainspotting (1996)|
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Ewen Bremner is a Scottish character actor. His roles have included Julien in Julien Donkey-Boy, Daniel "Spud" Murphy in Trainspotting and its 2017 sequel T2 Trainspotting, SPC Shawn Nelson in Black Hawk Down, expert marksman Charlie in Wonder Woman and Lt. Red Winkle in Pearl Harbor.
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 (1986). He would also play the lead in the BBC Scotland feature-length adaptation of the William McIlvanney short story "Dreaming" (1990).
Bremner caught the eye of the film world with his appearance against David Thewlis in Mike Leigh's Naked (1993). He went on to portray Spud in Danny Boyle's film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's 1993 novel Trainspotting, and later 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 1996 film. He has played supporting roles in blockbusters such as Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down, in which he appeared alongside Trainspotting co-star 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, as well as Justin in Death at a Funeral.
In 2017 he produced the short film No Song to Sing.
|1986||Heavenly Pursuits||Stevie Deans|
|1995||Judge Dredd||Junior Angel|
|1996||Trainspotting||Daniel "Spud" Murphy|
|1997||The Life of Stuff||Fraser|
|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|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Justin|
|2010||You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||Henry Strangler|
|2013||Jack the Giant Slayer||Wicke|
|2014||The Veil of Twilight||Rabbi Dunbar|
|Get Santa||PC Finkerton|
|Exodus: Gods and Kings||Expert|
|2017||T2 Trainspotting||Daniel "Spud" Murphy||BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor|
|Mary and the Witch's Flower||Flanagan||Voice|
|1989||Conquest of the South Pole||Penguin||Television role|
|1990||Taggart||Jason||Episode: "Love Knot"|
|Screen Two||Sammy||Episode: "Dreaming"|
|1991||Forget About Me||Broke||Television film|
|1994||A Touch of Frost||Gordon Hicks||Episode: "Nothing to Hide"|
|1994||The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries||Walter McNabb||Episode: "Dead Water"|
|1994–96||The Bill||Paul Tovey / Sean Lewis||2 episodes|
|1996||Harry Enfield & Chums||Jim / Jockey||Television film|
|1997||Deacon Brodie||Louis the Apprentice||Television film|
|2005||Elizabeth I||King James VI||2 episodes|
|2006||The Virgin Queen||Sir James Melville||2 episodes|
|2006||The Lost Room||Harold Stritzke||Sci Fi Channel miniseries|
Episode: "The Comb and the Box"
|2008||My Name Is Earl||Raynard||Episode: "Reading Is a Funda Mental Case"|
|2009||Spooks||Ryan Baisley||Episode #8.6|
|The Day of the Triffids||Walter Strange||TV miniseries|
Episode: "Part 1"
|2010||Chris Ryan's Strike Back||Gerald Baxter||2 episodes|
|Moving On||Adam||Episode: "Malaise"|
|Accused||Frank Best||Episode: "Tina's Story"|
|2011||Page Eight||Rollo Maverley||Television film|
|2012||Blackout||Jerry Durrans||2 episodes|
|2014||Turks & Caicos||Rollo Maverley||Television film|
|Salting the Battlefield||Rollo Maverley||Television film|
|A Poet in New York||John Malcolm Brinnin||Television film|
|2015||Banished||Reverend Johnson||7 episodes|
|The Devil You Know||Israel Porter||Pilot episode|
|2016||Houdini & Doyle||Sherlock Holmes||Episode: "Bedlam"|
|2017||Will||Richard Topcliffe||10 episodes|
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- "Ewen Bremner". Guardian Unlimited Film. Guardian Newspapers Limited. Archived from the original on 19 February 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Ewen Bremner Picture from the Movie". All Movie Photo. Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Ewen Bremner delighted with short film after accidental move behind camera". The Herald Scotland. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "T2 Trainspotting big winner at Scottish Baftas". BBC. 6 November 2017.
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