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Saturday 28 February 2015

Broadway debut for Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor is to make his Broadway debut
Ewan McGregor is to make his Broadway debut

Ewan McGregor is making his Broadway debut next year in a production of Tom Stoppard's play The Real Thing.

The actor, who shot to fame in Trainspotting, will appear in the 1982 play about a campaign to free a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath during a protest.

Todd Haimes, artistic director of New York's Roundabout Theatre Company, said he was "thrilled" Ewan would be working with them.

He said: "Ewan is an accomplished film actor whose credits range from independent, art-house films, like Beginners and Trainspotting, to huge studio blockbusters including Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 and Moulin Rouge."

Ewan was on stage last night in a different role when he duetted with Robbie Williams on a version of hit song Angels at a celebrity-filled Halloween charity ball.

The pair got up on stage at the event in central London, which raised around £1 million for Unicef's work with children in Syria.

Ewan told fans he had "a great time", tweeting: "We sang Angels. What a moment."

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