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Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1972
FactAfter working with Harmony Korine on Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Ewen returned home and named his new-born daughter "Harmony".

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.

General Info

Full NameEwen Bremner
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1972
Height1.73 m
EducationPortobello High School


ChildrenHarmony Bremner


AwardsEmpire Award for Best Newcomer
NominationsRobert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
MoviesTrainspotting, 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 ...
TV ShowsBlackout, The Fuse, The Lost Room, The Day of the Triffids

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1Basically, 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.
2I 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.
3If 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.
4Whatever 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.


1Denmark 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!.
2Frequently 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).
3After working with Harmony Korine on Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Ewen returned home and named his new-born daughter "Harmony".




Accused2012TV SeriesFrank Best
Them from That Thing2012TV Mini-SeriesVarious
Blackout2012TV Mini-SeriesJerry Durrans
Page Eight2011TV MovieRollo Maverley
Perfect Sense2011James
Moving On2010TV SeriesAdam
Dive2010TV MovieStewart
Strike Back2010TV SeriesGerald Baxter
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger2010Henry Strangler
One Night in Emergency2010TV Movie
The Day of the Triffids2009TV Mini-SeriesWalter Strange
MI-52009TV SeriesRyan Baisley
Wide Open Spaces2009Austin
The Zero Sum2009Leonard Paulson
My Name Is Earl2008TV SeriesRaynard
Fool's Gold2008/IAlfonz
CR: Alien vs. Predator2007Video GameGraeme Miller
Death at a Funeral2007Justin
Hallam Foe2007Andy
The Lost Room2006TV Mini-SeriesHarold Stritzke
The Virgin Queen2006TV Mini-SeriesSir James Melville
Elizabeth I2005TV Mini-SeriesKing James VI
Match Point2005Inspector Dowd
Coming Up2004TV SeriesJohnny
Keep Right2004Short
AVP: Alien vs. Predator2004Graeme Miller
Around the World in 80 Days2004Inspector Fix
Carnival Sun2003ShortMark
The Rundown2003Declan
16 Years of Alcohol2003Jake
The Reckoning2002/IISimon Damian
Fancy Dancing2002Bernard Schiff
Surrealissimo: The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali2002TV MovieSalvador Dali
Black Hawk Down2001Nelson
Pearl Harbor2001Lt. Red Winkle
Langt fra Las Vegas2001TV SeriesJohn Twain D'Wain
Bye Bye Baby2001TV MovieGalloway
The Secret World of Michael Fry2000TV Mini-SeriesMichael Fry
Love Story1999TV ShortNick
Julien Donkey-Boy1999Julien
The Acid House1998Colin 'Coco' Bryce (segment "The Acid House")
Deacon Brodie1997TV MovieLouis the apprentice
The Life of Stuff1997Fraser
Harry Enfield and Chums1997TV SeriesJockey / Jim
Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest1997Chaz
Dead London1996ShortPaul
Masculine Mescaline1996ShortSteve Carlisle
The Bill1994-1996TV SeriesPaul Tovey / Sean Lewis
Skin1995ShortBilly Boy
The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet1995Joe
Ruffian Hearts1995TV MovieMick
Aristophanes: The Gods Are Laughing1995TV Movie
Judge Dredd1995Junior Angel
Alleyn Mysteries1994TV SeriesWalter McNabb
Royal Deceit1994Frovin
A Touch of Frost1994TV SeriesGordon Hicks
As You Like It1992Silvius
Screen Two1991TV SeriesSammy Nelson
Forget About Me1990Broke
Taggart1990TV SeriesJason
Conquest of the South Pole1989TV MoviePenguin
The Gospel According to Vic1986Stevie Deans
The Riveter1986ShortSlim
Wonder Woman2017post-production
T2: Trainspotting2017post-productionSpud
Renegades2017completedJim Rainey
Will2017TV Mini-Series filming
Houdini and Doyle2016TV Mini-SeriesSherlock Holmes
My Milonga2015ShortCharlie
Banished2015TV SeriesReverend Johnson
The Devil You Know2015TV Mini-SeriesIsrael Porter
Get Santa2014PC Finkerton
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014Expert
Skumringslandet2014Rabbi Dunbar
A Poet in New York2014TV MovieJohn Malcolm Brinnin
Salting the Battlefield2014TV MovieRollo Maverley
Turks & Caicos2014TV MovieRollo Maverley
Exchange and Mart2014ShortMike
Drone2013ShortDrone Operator
Jack the Giant Slayer2013Wicke
The Vatican2013TV MovieMonsignor Alberico Iemma
The Clear Road Ahead2012ShortMan
Great Expectations2012Wemmick


No Song to Sing2016Short producer post-production
Carousel2016Short producer
My Milonga2015Short producer


No Song to Sing2016Short post-production


Trainspotting1996performer: "Two Little Boys"


Perfect Sense: Pure Perfection - Making Perfect Sense2012Video documentary shortHimself
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'2002Video documentaryHimself
Pearl Harbor: Boot Camp2002Video documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Name of This Film Is Dogme952000DocumentaryHimself
Venice Report1997TV Short documentaryHimself
An Audience with Elton John1997TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Shooting Stars1996TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryGraeme Miller


Won Awards

2000Best ActorBuenos Aires International Festival of Independent CinemaJulien Donkey-Boy (1999)
1997Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DebutTrainspotting (1996)

Nominated Awards

2004RobertRobert FestivalBest Supporting Actor (Årets mandlige birolle)Skagerrak (2003)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBlack Hawk Down (2001)

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