Saturday, January 28, 2006
KILT WATCH: "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, great chieftain o' the puddin-race!"
Ewan McGregor salutes haggis at Burns bash
While haggis, a traditional delicacy comprising a stuffed sheep's stomach, may not be to everyone's taste, there's no denying its central role in traditional Scottish culture. Indeed movie heart-throb Ewan McGregor, who originally hails from the Highland town of Crieff, was clearly thrilled at being the man chosen to offer it a personal address.
The hunky actor donned a kilt and Prince Charlie jacket when he took on the role of master of ceremonies at a dinner to mark Burns Night in London. With a copy of the national poet's writings in one hand and a sharp knife in the other, the Moulin Rouge star offered the Address To A Haggis as a roll-call of his showbiz friends looked on.
"Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, great chieftain o' the puddin-race!" recited the 34-year-old.