Ewan McGregor open to Trainspotting sequel role

Ewan McGregor holds his OBE for services to drama and charity. Picture: Getty
Ewan McGregor holds his OBE for services to drama and charity. Picture: Getty
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Ewan McGregor has told of his desire to be in the follow-up to movie hit Trainspotting.

• Ewan McGregor reveals he would be open to starring in Trainspotting sequel

• McGregor, who played Renton in the 1996 film, had ruled himself out of Porno

The actor - who played Mark “Rent Boy” Renton in the original film - said he had not been officially approached but was keen to star in the screen adaptation of Porno.

There have been discussions about bringing the book by novelist Irvine Welsh to the screen in 2016.

McGregor, 42, affirmed his interest in the film as he attended an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE, awarded for services to drama and charity - four years after ruling himself out of a sequel.

He said today: “I have not been approached officially, but I would be up for it and there has been talk about it happening in 2016, 20 years after we did Trainspotting.

“The sequel is called Porno, so I have to be careful about saying I am doing Porno in 2016.”

McGregor, who attended the ceremony in a kilt, said in 2009 that he was not keen on a reunion unless the story justified it.

And he added: “I didn’t think the book (Porno) was very good.”

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