Ewan McGregor dreams of returning to the West End stage

Ewan McGregor dreams of stepping away from Hollywood to return to the London stage for another shot at starring in William Shakespeare's 'Othello'.



Ewan McGregor dreams of returning to the West End stage.

The 53-year-old actor hasn't taken on any theatre roles since he played Iago in a production of William Shakespeare's 'Othello' at London's Donmar Warehouse alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role between 2007 and 2008 - now Ewan has admitted to Variety that he's itching to tread the boards once again and he wants to have another shot at playing the Bard's famous villain.

He told the outlet: "I played Iago in ‘Othello’ in London with Chiwetel Ejiofor, and I felt like I scratched the surface of that role. So I’ve often felt [that] one day, I’d like to do that again.

"That was a real mountain in terms of feeling worthy to do that one. It’s also just the pressure of, ‘Am I doing it right?’ To do it again without all that shit and just try and really dig into what’s there on the page would be amazing. I will try and do that again at some point."