Scots actor Ewan McGregor joins Twitter bandwagon


HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Ewan McGregor has become the latest Scottish celeb to join the Twitter bandwagon – picking up more than 6,500 followers in two days.

McGregor has already posted snaps of himself beside a flash vintage car and divulged his unusual breakfast habits since signing up to the social media site.

The Trainspotting star may have shot movies on glamorous film sets around the world, but he revealed his love of Scottish cuisine had never waned.

McGregor tweeted his love of haggis within two days of signing up.


McGregor tweeted his fondness of Scotland’s culinary heritage, writing to one follower: “haggis is great. Good for breakfast too. Go on try it. You know you want to.”

Not afraid to brag to his new found followers, the 41-year-old posted an envy-inducing photo of himself standing beside a plush vintage car.

Looking at home beside the Dutch Spyker model, the actor tweeted: “I got a chance to drive this today. I’m more a vintage car and bike man, but…… was pretty cool! Dutch. ‘Spyker.’”

Ewan posted this snap posing in front of the swanky car.


Within hours of signing up of to Twitter the actor had his account verified after realising he had to compete with dozens of imposter Ewan McGregor’s.

Asking his fans for advice, the actor quizzed: “How do get verified or confirmed or officialised? There seem to be lots of other me’s on twitter, but it would be good you knew it was me.”

The Oscar-nominated actor also took the time to say hi, and possibly embarrass his 15-year-old daughter Clara, with a “morning, love.”

McGregor, who was born in Crieff, Perthshire, sent his first tweet on Wednesday, writing: “First tweet: “In Korea in the Shinsegae lounge. I’m on my way to London.”

The actor had already tweeted more than 50 times since signing up two days ago and couldn’t resist plugging his charity work with Unicef.

Talking of a recent work the charity had done, he said; “In those remote areas. Thankfully UNICEF and there partners have amazing people working hard to ensure they are immunized and protected.”

The Hollywood actor, who has four daughters with French wife Eva Mavrakis, revealed to one fan he wouldn’t be in London for the Olympics in 2012, telling her: “no don’t think so.”

He also said he was still clean, after quitting cigarettes, telling one follower: “I’m not smoking now. Was then wasn’t then was, but not anymore. Don’t ever start it’s a nightmare.”

The actor, who is tweeting under the handel @mcgregor_ewan also tweeted a cute snap of his pet dog, writing: “Sid’s in LA. Feel like I’m missing something all the time.”

The Scottish actor tweeted a pic of pet dog Sam.


The heartthrob’s appearance on Twitter caused mild hysteria from some fans, with one tweeting: “OMG my life is now complete, the man who I have been in love with for nearly two decades has joined Twitter.”

Another new follower added: “I can’t believe my favourite actor in the world got a twitter! A simple “hello” would mean so much,” with one tweeting: “My dreams are coming true! Ewan McGregor is on twitter!.”