Star Wars actor rekindles biker bromance

Ewan McGregor goes on a third epic motorcycle journey with his best friend in docuseries Long Way Up

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (far left) and British television presenter and actor Charley Boorman traverse 13 countries in South and Central America in 100 days in Long Way Up.
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (left) and British television presenter and actor Charley Boorman traverse 13 countries in South and Central America in 100 days in Long Way Up.PHOTO: APPLE TV+

Fans of Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor will know the Scotsman is a motorcycle nut, biking from London to New York in 2004 and from the northern tip of Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa in 2007.

Both epic journeys were taken with his best friend, British television presenter and actor Charley Boorman, and their adventures were documented in two television series - Long Way Round and Long Way Down - respectively.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2020, with the headline 'Star Wars actor rekindles biker bromance'. Print Edition | Subscribe