The high-profile portfolio of Scottish actors to which this image belongs was sponsored by Empire magazine. It showed first in London in 2000 and then in Edinburgh in 2002. Over a period of six months, the photographer Donald MacLellan travelled around the world meeting the stars and taking their pictures. He found that "his subjects' patriotism led them to co-operate" and that "most were very down-to-earth to deal with". This photograph of Ewan McGregor was taken on the evening of the Edinburgh premiere of 'Nora', released in 2000.