Ewen Bremner

Ewen Bremner

  • Highest Rated: 95% Snowpiercer (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% American Renegades (2018)
  • Birthday: Jan 23, 1972
  • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Despite the fact that his excrement-flinging moment of glory in director Danny Boyle's flamboyant adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel Trainspotting would forever leave an impression on adventurous filmgoers, and regardless of subsequent appearances alongside such Hollywood heavies as Ben Affleck in high-profile Hollywood releases like Pearl Harbor, actor Ewen Bremner has yet to achieve the level of success of Trainspotting cohorts Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle. An Edinburgh native whose art teacher parents actively supported his creative pursuits, Bremner first received widespread exposure when, at age 17, the theater workshop play in which he appeared transferred from Scotland to London's Royal Court. Subsequently making his feature debut with the U.K. television drama Heavenly Pursuits (1985), Bremner would take on supporting roles in Prince of Jutland (1994) and Judge Dredd (1995) before being catapulted into the international limelight as the hapless "Spud" in Trainspotting. Despite having essayed the lead as Renton in the popular stage adaptation of Trainspotting, Bremner no doubt made quite an impression with audiences in the key supporting role, his alternately pathetic and sympathetic put-upon character offering some of the film's finest comic moments. The following year, Bremner attempted to bypass the hype by taking some time off and pondering his future as an actor. Though such subsequent films as The Life of Stuff (1997) and The Acid House (1998, again adapted from the works of Welsh) contained Trainspotting's edgy humor, their attempts to be "hip" were notably strained, and neither film fared well at the box office. Bremner's role as the titular character in eccentric wonder-boy director Harmony Korine's Julien Donkey-Boy found him again overlooked when the film failed to click with critics and audiences, but the undaunted Bremner would soon crack up audiences with his supporting role as "Mullet" in Guy Ritchie's stylized follow-up to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch (2000). With his role in director Michael Bay's high-profile 2001 war film Pearl Harbor, the talented actor proved his versatility once and for all by essaying the role of a wholeheartedly patriotic American soldier fighting in WWII. When Bremner stepped back into fatigues the very next year for a supporting role in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, it appeared as if he might finally be achieving the success that had previously eluded him. The next year, he appeared as none other than legendary surrealist Salvador Dali in the U.K. television drama Surrealissimo: The Trial of Salvador Dali, and in the following few years, he would balance such high-profile Hollywood releases as The Rundown (2003) and Around the World in 80 Days (also 2003) with such foreign gems as the Swedish film Sweet Dreams. He was in 2004's Alien vs. Predator, and the next year played an Inspector in Woody Allen's Match Point. He was part of the ensemble in the original version of Death at a Funeral, and reteamed with Allen for 2010's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. In 2011 he appeared alongside Ewan McGreggor in the drama Perfect Sense, and also appeared in the spy drama Page Eight.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Gutterbee Edward Hofler 2019
6% American Renegades Jim Rainey 2018
93% Wonder Woman Charlie $412.5M 2017
81% T2 Trainspotting Spud $2.4M 2017
30% Exodus: Gods and Kings Expert 2014
95% Snowpiercer Andrew $2.8M 2014
No Score Yet A Poet in New York John Malcolm Brinnin 2014
79% Get Santa PC Finkerton $1.8M 2014
No Score Yet Skumringslandet (The Veil of Twilight) Rabbi Dunbar 2014
No Score Yet Salting the Battlefield Rollo Maverley 2014
68% Great Expectations Wemmick $0.3M 2013
53% Jack the Giant Slayer Wicke $65.2M 2013
56% Perfect Sense James $2.1K 2012
93% Page Eight Rollo Madeley 2011
46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Henry Strangler $3.3M 2010
No Score Yet The Zero Sum (Letters) Actor 2009
20% Faintheart Julian 2008
11% Fool's Gold Alfonz $70.2M 2008
62% Death at a Funeral Justin $8.5M 2007
73% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) Andy 2007
No Score Yet Marvelous Lars 2006
76% Match Point Inspector Dowd $23.2M 2005
20% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator Graeme Miller $80.3M 2004
32% Around the World in 80 Days Inspector Fix 2004
39% The Reckoning Simon Damian 2004
69% The Rundown Declan $47.6M 2003
No Score Yet Skagerrak Actor 2003
80% 16 Years of Alcohol Jake 2003
No Score Yet Fancy Dancing Actor 2002
No Score Yet Surrealissimo: The Trial of Salvador Dali Actor 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Nelson $108.6M 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Red $197.8M 2001
73% Snatch Mullet $30.1M 2001
No Score Yet Paranoid Gordon 2000
28% Julien Donkey-Boy Julien 1999
45% The Acid House Coco 1998
No Score Yet Deacon Brodie Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Phoenix and the Carpet Actor 1997
90% Trainspotting Spud 1996
17% Judge Dredd Junior Angel 1995
No Score Yet Wide Open Spaces Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet Joe 1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Frovin 1994
88% Naked Archie 1993

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
56% Will
2017
Richard Topcliffe
  • 2017
No Score Yet Banished
2015
Rev. Johnson
  • 2016
46% Houdini & Doyle
2016
Sherlock Holmes
  • 2016
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Rollo Maverley
  • 2014
  • 2011
85% Strike Back
2011
Gerald Baxter
  • 2011
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Ryan Baisley
  • 2010
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Raynard
  • 2008
77% The Lost Room
2006
Harold Stritzke
  • 2006
No Score Yet Accused
2010-2012
No Score Yet Moving On
2009

QUOTES FROM Ewen Bremner CHARACTERS

Alfonz
It's difficult to maintain enthusiasm for your leadership when you keep getting beat up by that old man.