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Ewan McGregor Has a Long Way Down

Ewan McGregor Has a Long Way Down

Ewan McGregor and actor pal Charlie Boorman film scenes for the Long Way Down Motorcycle Tour on Saturday in Rome, Italy.

The motorbike adventure is a follow-up UK TV series to the Long Way Round trip in 2004, where the pair rode their motorbikes from London to New York via Europe, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Canada and the United States. Ewan, 36, and Charlie, 40, will be traveling from North Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa, which is a 15,000 mile trip trough 20 countries.

Australia underwear company AussieBum also recently rescinded apologized to the Scottish actor about purchasing a huge order of Wonderjocks, described as a wonderbra for men.

Ewan‘s publicist said, “AussieBum has written an apology to us over it, it is not true at all. He’s a fan of the brand generally and has bought several different items from the range, but certainly not the Wonderjock. Given his reputation, we doubt very much there would be a need for this.”

15+ pictures inside of Ewan riding his motorcycle…

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Photos: Bauer-Griffin/Andrea Venturini
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  • tanique33

    honestly, why hasn’t he been in rome the times i was there? bas tard. thanks for posting jared.

  • Martha

    Interesting… looks like there are two other cyclists and at least two, possibly 3 fully loaded support SUV’s along.

    So while the original ride was touted as a duo traveling on their own across Europe, the USA and Russia, it was actually a large crew like this.

    That takes away a lot of the risk and obviously, you have the team handling logistics, not the guys themselves.

    I wonder how much riding they actually do and how much is just staged for the cameras?

  • WB

    Martha – I suggest you watch the DVDs of Long Way Round if you haven’t. It was a REAL challenge and the 2 SUVs were often a following a day or two away from Charley, Ewan, and their cameraman Claudio. They weren’t out to set some world record, they were off on a personal adventure, and chose to share the footage with the world to benefit UNICEF.

    I follow Ewan’s activities quite closely on the boards and never saw LWR touted at “2 people alone.” At the start of each episode it was stated that they also had Claudio on the 3rd bike and two SUVs in support.

    This trip is more risky because of the bandit activity and the population density of the areas they will travel through. They would go for a day in Mongolia without seeing any other traffic. In Africa, there will be plenty of traffic. For that reason, they state up front that they SUVs will be traveling nearby. One of the cameraman and the doctor going with them are ex-military.

    I suppose some people would prefer they endanger themselves even more. But given that Ewan and Charley both have small children, that’s a pretty snarky thing to wish. For me, I’m happy to see the footage as they are very entertaining to watch. I’d prefer they DIDN’T risk their lives to entertain me, thank you!

  • Pole

    I loved Long Way Round and it’s so exiting to know that Long Way Down is on the way. I’ve got to agree with WB – it was no picnic for Ewan & Charley. I’m glad they’ve got the SUVs closed by – I hoped no one gets mugged this time..

    Thanks for the pictures Jared. I love Ewan. Concerning the Wonderjocks anyone who has seen The Pillowbook or Young Adam knows Ewan doesn’t need them :)

  • Lu3

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this!
    I LOVED long way round. Caught it when it aired on discovery and then wound up buying both the book and DVD. So excited to know there will be a follow-up! Go Ewan and Charlie – I’ll be following your journey! : )
    PS
    FYI For any other Ewan/documentary lovers there’s a good one called “In the Wild: Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor” They air it fairly often on PBS and the PBS store also carries it.

  • Pole

    There’s also one where he’s in the rainforest. I don’t remember what it’s called but it’s good :)

  • stargate

    love the long way round, and i cant wait for the dvd of the longway down to come into the shops ..thanx for the pictures there brill .keep them coming pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  • glenn

    does anyone know the name of the documentary of Ewan in the rain forrest?

  • http://www.youtube.com/mscoutin mscoutin

    Plenty of video on bbc.co.uk/longwaydown

    Also checkout longwaydown.com

    oh and youtube.com/mscoutin….. sooooooo good!

    M

  • Someone

    LOVE Ewan!
    LOVE the LWD & LWR videos.
    Cain’t wait till it comes out on t.v. in November.
    I wish he would let us see just 1 just 1 photo of his kids….
    I want to see if they look like him… :(