Ewan’s cancer scare

Actor had several moles removed from his face.

Ewan McGregor has revealed that he recently had a brush with skin cancer.

The actor had several moles removed from just below his right eye following a routine check-up.

‘I went to see a specialist who thought they were better to be removed, and indeed he was correct,’ he tells the BBC.

Ewan, 37, says he knew having pale skin and spending time in the sun meant he was at risk. But he insists the surgery was ‘not that big a deal’.

He is married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis. They have three daughters.

Where to next?

Checking for the early signs of skin cancer
Skin conditions – help and advice
Melanomas