Early in his career he was a principal dancer for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures appearing in many productions including the record breaking run of Swan Lake on Broadway, and along with his cast mates and Matthew Bourne received an Olivier Award for choreography for Play Without Words after its run at the National Theatre.
As an actor Ewan has worked with Complicite, is a regular member of Kneehigh Theatre, and most recently played Bottom in Emma Rice’s production of A Midsummer Nights Dream and Dogberry in Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe.
During the run of Rupert Goold’s play Enron Ewan met fellow actor Ed Hughes, together with whom he created the one man show Formby, about the life of the musical comedian and film star George Formby. A run in Edinburgh 2012 led to much critical acclaim and two subsequent tours of the play country wide.
A passion has always been writing, recording and playing music and Ewan appears regularly at gigs, sessions, with bands and solo playing mandolin, guitar and ukulele. He is known in the Folk music and dance world for his Morris Dance Group The Bo Diddlers, who experiment with the dance form and are made up of current and ex dancers from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.
He currently lives in Sussex with his wife and two children where he enjoys walking the hills, swimming in the sea, and playing his penny whistle!