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Back from an adventure, McGregor blasts 'nanny state'


I've had a few adventures, but I haven't deliberately looked for them. Ewan McGregor has. He recently returned from a 15,000-mile motorcycle trip, beginning at John O'Groats and riding the length of Africa with friend and fellow actor Charley Boorman.

The journey opened his eyes to how many rules there are in Britain.

In an interview to be published today, he said he is sick of Britain's 'ludicrous nanny state', which might force him to quit the country.

McGregor has appeared in Trainspotting (1996), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Rogue Trader (1999), Black Hawk Down"(2001), and Miss Potter (2006), among other films.

I feel a little sheepish quoting him, since I recently mocked the social pronouncements of Hollywood actors. However, I think McGregor speaks for many adventurous British men and women, and even for those of us who are not particularly daring, who do not want government telling us to eat our vegetables.

Update: This government never disappoints.