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'I love her with all my heart': Ewan McGregor pays tribute to wife Eve

28 SEPTEMBER 2012

When Ewan McGregor became the youngest actor to be given the prestigious Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award, there was only one person on his mind – his wife Eve.

Visibly moved on stage at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, the Scot dedicated his accolade to the woman who has witnessed every stage of his evolution to screen superstar . 

"We met between my first and second film and my career would not be the same without her," a visibly moved Ewan said.

 

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"I love her with all my heart," he added as a ripple of applause spread around his peers in the auditorium.

The homage was well earned for French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom Ewan met on the set of TV law drama Kavanagh QC

She tamed the Scottish thespian, who admitted to not knowing what kind of woman he wanted to be with until he met the striking brunette.

 

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"I knew right then that I really wanted to be with her and I knew I wanted to be with her in a different way to all the other many, many, many women I had been with up until that point. And I wasn't wrong. I made the right choice," he said during a chat with Graham Norton.

Almost immediately after completing filming Trainspotting in 1995, Ewan made things official.

Since then, Eve has become mother to their four daughters, happily supported his back-to-back film projects and welcomed him with open arms after his numerous jaunts around the world on the back of his BMW motorbike.

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