Noted actor Ewan McGregor – a star of such films as ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ and the latest ‘Star Wars’ episode – has been an active supporter of UNICEF since 2004. A number of his visits to UNICEF projects have been featured in high-profile television documentaries.
Mr. McGregor has been involved in the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS global campaign since its launch in 2005, raising funds and awareness in support of children affected by HIV and AIDS. In 2006, he fronted ‘The Missing Face’, a documentary that followed him and his friend Charley Boorman on a journey to Malawi and Swaziland, two southern African countries hard hit by HIV. The film was broadcast by Sky Television on World AIDS Day 2006.
Mr. McGregor has also made two intercontinental motorbike journeys with Mr. Boorman to support UNICEF. The trips inspired the ‘Long Way Down’ project of the UK Committee for UNICEF. The project has raised more than £500,000 for programmes assisting children affected by HIV/AIDS, war and poverty across Africa.