Sunday, 2 September 2012

Ewan McGregor: charity single, and film festival award

Ewan McGregor leads celebrities getting behind the STV Appeal single
Hollywood A-lister Ewan McGregor has endorsed the official STV Appeal single, Take You There by Mánran and Michelle McManus. Ewan passed on details of the single to his 121,000 or so Twitter followers.

The single has also been supported online by presenter Lorraine Kelly and DJ Scott Mills.

Other stars, including DJ Jim Gellatly, comedienne Janey Godley, showbiz journalist Dean Piper and MSP MP Christina McKelvie, all added their support for the song.

Take You There is available to download and, of the cost, 40 pence goes directly to the STV Appeal to help children in Scotland who live in poverty.

The song has been written and performed by Celtic boyband Mànran and singer and presenter Michelle McManus. Scottish music legend Phil Cunningham produced the single.

The STV Appeal, now in its second year, will raise money to help the thousands of children in Scotland who live in poverty.
Read more – and watch the video – at STV 

Ewan McGregor to receive San Sebastian film festival’s Donostia Award
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor and Oscar-winning US actor Tommy Lee Jones will be honoured with an award in tribute to their careers at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain next month.

McGregor, the 41-year-old Star Wars star, will receive the festival’s Donostia Award, “awarded to a great film personality in recognition for their work and career”, at a ceremony on September 27, they said in a statement.

“Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope,” it said.

“McGregor’s career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, to the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars saga, to starring opposite Nicole Kidman in the musical Moulin Rouge.”

The actor’s latest film The Impossible, a drama based on a true story of a family’s fight to survive during the 2004 tsunami, will have its European première at the festival after the ceremony to award McGregor the prize.
Read more at Tabloid! 

Also reported by Contact Music and many others

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