Ewan McGregor will receive the Golden Space Needle Award for achievement in acting at this year’s Seattle Film Festival.
McGregor’s latest pic, “Beginners,” will preem at the fest before the tribute May 22 at the Egyptian Theater. “Beginners,” directed by Mike Mills and also starring Melanie Laurent and Christopher Plummer, is set to open in select cities on June 3.
The fest’s artistic director Carl Spence called McGregor “a supremely talented and dedicated actor,” noting his “captivating performances in mainstream, independent, and arthouse films.”
The fest will also unspool McGregor starrers “Moulin Rouge,” “The Pillow Book” and “Perfect Sense.”
The 37th edition of the Seattle fest runs May 19-June 12 and will feature more than 400 films from over 60 countries unspooling throughout the city.