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Ewan McGregor addresses being ‘not Scottish enough’ ahead of Bolton-shot Paramount+ Russian drama launch

Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor has said that people from Scotland still tell him “to remember where I come from.”

The Star Wars actor, 52, who was born in Perthshire but left Scotland at 17 to attend drama school in London, and has lived in the USA since 2008, added that he is Scottish “wherever I am in the world.”

McGregor was speaking to the Radio Times on the publicity rounds for upcoming Paramount+ TV series A Gentleman In Moscow, in which he stars alongside his second wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

He went on: “It was hard to leave Scotland, there’s a sense you’re turning your back.

“People in Scotland to this day tell me to remember where I come from. I know where I come from! I don’t need anybody to remind me. It’s this feeling of you’re not Scottish enough. I’m Scottish wherever I am in the world. I’m always Scottish.”

The actor plays Alexander Rostov in the forthcoming historical fiction drama about a Russian aristocrat who is spared from death and put under house arrest while the Bolshevik Revolution plays out. Bolton stood in for Russian capital Moscow during extensive location shooting for the show in the Greater Manchester town.

A Gentleman in Moscow lands on Paramount+ in the UK on March 29.

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