Happy Holidays and all the best wishes for the New Year 2010!
UNICEF ambassadors Ewan McGregor, Claudia Schiffer and Her Majesty Queen Rania are fronting a new marketing drive to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In a new series of ads they highlight the problems facing children today and appeal for aid.
On November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child became the first legally binding international convention to affirm human rights for all children.
“The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) represents a major milestone in the historic effort to achieve a world fit for children.,” said Chief of the Gender and Rights Unit of UNICEF’s Policy and Practice Division, Dan Seymour.
“As a binding treaty of international law, it codifies principles that Member States of the United Nations agreed to be universal – for all children, in all countries and cultures, at all times and without exception, simply through the fact of their being born into the human family.”
He added, “The treaty has inspired changes in laws to better protect children, altered the way international organizations see their work for children, and supported an agenda to better protect children in situations of armed conflict.”
“This 20th anniversary of the CRC reminds us, most of all, of what we have left to do.”
The Convention is demanding a revolution that places children at the heart of human development.
He can sing, he can dance, he can climb in and out of toilets, he’s travelled the length and breadth of the globe on a bike, he’s Obi-wan, he’s shot a dog in the arse… Ewan McGregor has done it all. What’s more, he’s not afraid of getting little Ewan out when the need arises (or doesn’t), clocking up five onscreen appearances to date.
Most alluring as… Did we mention the full frontal nudity? See Trainspotting (1996), The Pillow Book (1996), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Nightwatch (1997) and Young Adam (2003).
Interests include… Riding motorbikes, motorbike riding and motorbiking, amongst other things.
McGregor and Mackenzie last worked together on Young Adam, which screened in official selection in Cannes.
The Last Word, written by prolific Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson, was sold in Cannes by TrustNordisk. It is being billed as “a story about two people who fall in love just as the world starts falling apart”.
It is a co-production between Sigma Films (Scotland), Zentropa (Denmark) and Amusementpark Films (Germany. It will be produced by Gillian Berrie, Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Malte Grunert. It is supported by Scottish Screen.
This is director Mackenzie’s sixth feature film, following Spread, one of the highest selling films at Sundance thisyear; Hallam Foe, the Berlinale Silver Bear winning film with Jamie Bell in the eponymous role; the erotic thriller Asylum for which its star, Natasha Richardson, won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress; Young Adam, starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Mortimer which won a host of awards including four Scottish BAFTAs; and thriller The Last Great Wilderness.
Ewan attended the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival on Sunday – first the press conference for ‘Angels & Demons’, followed by the Closing Ceremony.
Dear loyal EwanMcGregor.net visitors and Ewan McGregor fans:
May all the dreams in your eyes, all the desires in your heart and all the hopes in your life blend together, to give you the most spectacular New Year ever.
I’m also working on a brand new layout for the new year, so stay tuned! 😉
Actor Ewan McGregor attempted to deal with his recent basal cell carcinoma diagnosis quietly, but word quickly got out to the media that he was battling full-blown cancer.
The Scottish actor, known for his roles in the Star Wars series, Black Hawk Down, Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge, insists that although cancer is a horrible, deadly disease, his case was mild and he should not be considered a “survivor” like others.
McGregor says, “It is scary when you hear you’ve got cancer. I quickly discovered it’s a very common and treatable condition. I would hate to say I had a cancer scare, because it’s not fair to people who really have cancer scares. In my case, my mortality wasn’t called into question.”
Basal cell carcinoma, the type of cancer McGregor was diagnosed with, is the most common form of skin cancer. It is rarely life-threatening and almost never spreads, but if left untreated, can be disfiguring (especially to the eye, ear, nose and lip regions) and cause massive bleeding.
McGregor has been in production on several films, including I Love You Phillip Morris, co-starring Jim Carrey, and The Da Vinci Code sequel, Angels & Demons.
We wish him a healthy and speedy recovery!
Thanks to [b]patty[/b] for the vids!
Mariana and I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy holiday and a great New Year. 🙂
Part 1:Part 2:Thanks to firball1 for uploading the vids! :smile:I’ve also added some screen caps to the gallery 🙂