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One of Ewan's best performances
on 4 September 2013
Every major actor has a film or two which don't relieve the full credit they deserve, 'Rogue Trader' is one of Ewan McGregor's.
The film is a very informative account of the real life story of Nick Leeson, the infamous working class trader whose's financial risk-taking destroyed Barings Bank in the nineteens. It's isn't a documentary style film, but a compelling insight into Nick Lesson's world. With it based on such an interesting story, there is plenty of suspense and excitement throughout. 'Rogue Trader' is based on Leeson's memoirs of the same name and takes you on journey from the heyday of his criminal activities up to his arrest.
Ewan McGregor is excellent in this plum role, I can't even think of an actor who could have played it better, his acting was realistic and he looked the part of a banker. In fact, the character of Nick is so likable on screen, I was actually hoping for him to get away with his ambitious schemes at times. Of course, we know that (rightly) didn't happen.
'Rogue Trader' is a neglected gem in Ewan McGregor's filmography. An interesting story, a well done film and a terrfic performance from the always versatile Ewan.
Nick Leeson by the way is now an in-demand after-dinner and conference speaker.