Ewen Bremner is a Scottish actor. He has appeared in over fifty films since his debut in Trainspotting in 1996.
Bremner was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 23 January 1972. His parents divorced when he was four and he was brought up by his mother and stepfather. He has two older sisters. He was educated at George Heriot’s School.
Bremner’s first film role was as Daniel “Spud” Murphy in Trainspotting (1996). He has since appeared in such films as Pearl Harbor (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Snatch (2000), Elizabeth (1998), Alien: Resurrection (1997), and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He has also appeared in the television series Spooks (2002-2004) and Sherlock (2010-2012).
Bremner’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He has been married to actress Annie Griffin since 2007. They have two sons together.
Date Of Birth
January 23, 1972
Portobello High School
Empire Award for Best Newcomer
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting, Black Hawk Down, Snowpiercer, Alien vs. Predator, Jack the Giant Slayer, Wonder Woman, Pearl Harbor, Perfect Sense, Snatch, Fool's Gold, The Rundown, Death at a Funeral, Julien Donkey-Boy, Match Point, Around the World in 80 Days, Page Eight, Great Expectations, You ...
Blackout, The Fuse, The Lost Room, The Day of the Triffids
Basically, movies come down to economics, and they're always too expensive. From a producer's point of view, an actor is either going to make him money or save him money.
I turned down plenty of films which proved to be hugely successful. And, of course, I've also had plenty of experiences where everyone thought we were doing brilliant work and it ended up pretty horrific. Same as any actor, really.
If I'm not working, I have home time with my family, and if I spend that stressing what's going to happen next, then it's a waste. I have a lot to be thankful for.
Whatever I do, it's crucial to me that I give it 100 per cent. It doesn't matter if it's a short film, stage, theatre, TV or blockbuster. It doesn't matter what level of budget or prestige it is.
Denmark connection: he has acted in "Prince of Jutland" and "Skagerrak" directed and produced by Danes, he has had a minor role in "Langt fra Las Vegas" the most successful sitcom in Denmark, and even starred in "Julien Donkey-Boy" which was made by the Danish concept "Dogma 95". Besides that he has appeared alongside several Danish actors in films as Alien vs. Predator, Black Hawk Down, Skagerrak and Prince of Jutland!.
Frequently plays characters who are physically assaulted in some way. His hand was cut in Trainspotting (1996), he was dragged by his head in a moving car in Snatch (2000), he became deafened by gunfire from a light machine gun in Black Hawk Down (2001), he was viciously beaten numerous times in Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and his arm was broken into pieces after being frozen in Snowpiercer (2013).