In 2010 Ewan visited Peru with Soccer Aid to raise awareness of child poverty and malnutrition. He actively supports UNICEF’s work during emergencies and continues to tirelessly fundraise and advocate for UNICEF’s work for children worldwide. Ewan’s most recent UNICEF visit took him to India, Nepal and Congo, to make a documentary film on UNICEF’s work immunising some of the world’s hardest-to-reach children. The programme Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission was broadcast on BBC2.
Actor Ewan McGregor has starred in mainstream and indie films alike, from Trainspotting and Beginners to Star Wars and Moulin Rouge. In 2004 during his motorbike adventure Long Way Round Ewan and his friend Charley Boorman visited UNICEF projects in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mongolia along the way. In 2007, they embarked on a second adventure for Long Way Down and saw UNICEF’s work with child soldiers in Uganda and land-mine awareness programmes in Ethiopia. The same year, they went on to highlight UNICEF’s work with children affected by HIV and AIDS through the documentary The Missing Face filmed on a visit to Malawi.