'It's cost me over £5 million'

McGregor talks about the cost of his global adventures

Posted: 21 January 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News £5 million's a lot to anyone, especially a Scot
STAR WARS Supremo, Ewan McGregor, reckons his round-the-world rides have cost him £5m in lost work.

But even though the star's adventures have cost him dear, the Scot isn't going to stop doing what he loves most.

McGregor, 36, and professional mate Charley Boorman first found fame as bikers in the popular Long Way Round and more recently in Long Way Down.

Speaking to a Showbiz reporter, McGregor said: “My agent might draw in his breath when I tell him I would like to do another one because it’s four to five months out of the game but this is what life is all about."

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My heart bleeds

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:20

me too

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:34

Don't be so heartless.

The poor wee lad's probably down to his last 20 million or so.

Some people have no sympathy, I'm disgusted.

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:36

Cheap at half the price

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:36

Bobcat wrote (see)

The poor wee lad's probably down to his last 20 million or so.

Yea I know how he feels,feeling the pinch myself

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:38

Basically he is saying stuff the money and live life!  Good for him, at least he has his priorities right in that sense.  Not that money is much of an issue anyhow, but the ethos is right.

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:39

He'll have to turn to the dark side for a few quid

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:40

he should get a claim in

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:42

and I wonder how much he has made from the books, DVDs & TV rights?

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:43

^^^^^^^£21.73 at a guess

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 10:47

probably just saying thats the extra he would have earned doing films etc rather than tooling around on bikes! 

not a bit jealous though!! 

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 11:28

fair play to him really for doing it.....wish i had the money and the time

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 11:34

way off harry , probably much nearer to £22

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 11:40

....and I bet he didn't use any of his own money either, probably had all expenses paid and 24hr help, crew on hand, all the admin sorted, shown on prime time TV,  and not to mention the money he made from the DVD,  book, advertising, endorsements and numerous interviews..............................He's a very lucky man,  so shouldn't complain, cos many people would love to have that opportunity but never will!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 12:36

spider101 wrote (see)
My heart bleeds

So does mine. Surely he gets some return on the videos, DVDs, books and TV repeats.

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 15:46


Old Charlie has probably lost, what ten, eleven quid?

(I'd take his wife though)

(And what's with THE EYE?)

Posted: 21/01/2008 at 21:20

what does he expect when you take so many with you for back up,I missed the kitchen sink though.


Posted: 01/04/2008 at 20:36

ooh a £5million pound round

I'll have these three bottles please - $1million a bottle


Posted: 01/04/2008 at 20:46

Fetch me a shovel I'll start digging for some more old threads

Posted: 01/04/2008 at 21:07

davevmax wrote (see)
dooffle9 wrote (see)
Fetch me a shovel I'll start digging for some more old threads

 Leave mine alone! I claim the SIXTH amendment!...................I was PISSED!!

Right thats the turf shifted here we go






.Sorry Dave looks like your first.

That'll learn ya.

The sixth was repealled by the 21st

Posted: 01/04/2008 at 21:33

he might have lost out on sum film wrk ,,but beleve me he made money from tv rights and publishing books , mind u it must be great to forget the bills and paying for the house and just go do somethink u love with no pressure bk home,

Posted: 01/04/2008 at 22:07

Surely he must have been paid at least £5 million for those woeful cringeworthy Davidoff ads?  Any less and it seriously wasn't worth it.

Anyone that is self employed or paid on a daily rate will lose potential income when they go on holiday.  Not everyone is in as fortunate position as Ewan to start with.  

Posted: 02/04/2008 at 08:59

im crying in my coffee here, poor bastard, reality check needed there, good luck with your next one ewan,ffs  must be down to his last 20 mill, poor fucker

Posted: 02/04/2008 at 09:02

He should complain already, cost me more than that to feed northerners last weekend

Posted: 02/04/2008 at 09:30

load of fucking toss, what he loses in wage he more than makes up for in book/tv sales..


Posted: 02/04/2008 at 10:30

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