Whilst on the promotional tour for T2: Trainspotting, Ewan McGregor has been quizzed as to why he is sporting a shaved head. We finally have an answer:

When asked about his recent hairstyle, the T2 actor told Radio X’s Chris Moyles: “I’m doing Fargo. I’m doing the third season of Fargo and I’m playing two brothers in it.”

Explaining more about his role, he revealed: “I’m playing these two characters and they’re both brothers, but they look very different, so I’ve got two wigs for each, and it was the easiest way.

“One of them has a very receding hairline and a bald patch, so the only way to do it without having to wear a bald cap, which never look very convincing, is to shave the head.”

Talking about the series, which he is a big fan of, the 45-year-old added: “It’s so much fun. I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having at work. It’s beautiful writing”.

Speaking to Chris Moyles this morning, the Trainspotting star also revealed he was in “floods of tears” after watching the sequel.

He gushed: “It was like looking back on my life in a way. It was so moving. I was in absolute floods of tears by the end of it.”

Hear from Ewan at Radio X.