mercredi, mai 07, 2008

For Eve Mavrakis...

Childhood and Family:

In Dordogne, France, Eve Mavrakis was born on June 22, 1966. She met Scottish-born actor Ewan McGregor (born March 31, 1977) on the set of British television series “Kavanagh QC.” and the pair got married on July 22, 1995 in a village in France. They welcomed their first child, Clara Mathilde, February 1996, and their second daughter, Esther Rose McGregor, was born on November 7, 2001, in London, England. In April 2006, the couple adopted a 4-year-old Mongolian girl.


Eve Mavrakis entered the showbiz industry as an art department assistant of the Stephen Frears’ drama film Dangerous Liaisons (1988), which starred Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman, and won three Oscars including for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Five years later, she served as art director in an episode of the action series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” starring Sean Patrick Flanery, and made her debut as a production designer a year later with 1994’s Bandit Queen, an Indian-UK biography film helmed by Shekhar Kapur.

1995 saw Mavrakis work in the adult British drama series “Kavanagh QC,” starring John Thaw in the title role. While working on the show, she met Ewan McGregor, whom she eventually married that year. The production designer then toiled in the British crime/drama The Innocent Sleep (1996) and Guy Ritchie’s comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) before returning to television with the dramas Tube Tales (1999) and Summer in the Suburbs (2000).

After taking break for several years, Mavrakis revisited the business in 2005 with the romantic comedy Imagine Me & You, helmed and written by Ol Parker.