Ewen Bremner

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Ewen Bremner
Born (1972-01-23) 23 January 1972 (age 44)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Years active 1985–present

Ewen Bremner (born 23 January 1972) is a Scottish actor. His roles have included Daniel "Spud" Murphy in Trainspotting, SPC Shawn Nelson in Black Hawk Down, and Lt. Red Winkle in Pearl Harbor.

Early life[edit]

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).[1]


Bremner portrayed Spud in Danny Boyle's film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting,[2] 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 [3] 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, as well as Justin in "Death at a Funeral".

Personal life[edit]

He has one daughter, Harmony, who he named after the American director Harmony Korine.


Year Film Role Notes
1985 Heavenly Pursuits Stevie Deans
1989 Conquest of the South Pole Penguin Television Role
1990 Taggart Jason TV series
Screen Two Sammy TV series
1993 Naked Archie
1995 Judge Dredd Junior Angel
Skin Billy Boy
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
1999 Julien Donkey-Boy Julien
2000 Snatch Mullet
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 Rundown Declan
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
2006 Hallam Foe Andy
The Lost Room Harold Stritzke (Sci Fi Channel miniseries)
2007 Death at a Funeral Justin
2008 Mediator Steven
Fool's Gold Alfonz
My Name Is Earl Raynard Television series Episode 12 Season 4
Faintheart Julian
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
Accused Frank Television Series (UK), Episode 4, Series Two 'Tina's Story'
2011 Page Eight Rollo Maverley Made for TV movie
Perfect Sense James
2012 Great Expectations Wemmick
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Wicke
Snowpiercer Andrew
2014 Turks & Caicos Rollo Maverley
Salting the Battlefield Rollo Maverley
A Poet in New York John Malcolm Brinnin
The Veil of Twilight Rabbi Dunbar
Get Santa PC Finkerton
2015 Banished Reverend Johnson
The Devil You Know Israel Porter Main role
2017 Wonder Woman


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