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Brotherly love had a price for Trainspotting’s Ewan McGregor

(Photo by SAV/GC Images)
(Photo by SAV/GC Images)

TRAINSPOTTING star Ewan McGregor forced his brother to cough up £13.99 to watch a VHS copy of him starring in the hit film.

Ahead of T2 Trainspotting’s world premiere in Edinburgh tonight, former RAF pilot Colin McGregor revealed sibling Ewan failed to give him a free copy of the cult film he starred in back in 1996.

Instead, Colin had to splash out on his own video-cassette.

Ahead of attending tonight’s red carpet extravaganza, he then had to borrow a video player from a pal to re-watch the original film, as he didn’t want to splash out on a DVD.

“Thought we’d watch Trainspotting to refresh our memories,” the former Tornado pilot told his followers on Twitter.

He added: “Only have it on VHS and yes, I had to buy my own copy back then!”

Colin and Ewan, 45, are close and the pilot once took his younger brother around Scotland for a fast-speed tour in his jet.

Colin’s son Jamie is a budding filmmaker and got a preview of all the action on the T2 Trainspotting set. The much- anticipated sequel reunites McGregor, Ewen Bremner, 44, Jonny Lee Miller, 44, and Robert Carlyle, 55, but another famous Scottish actor has confessed he begged for a part too.

James McAvoy, who starred as corrupt copper Bruce Robertson in Irvine Welsh’s Filth, pleaded for a cross-over role in T2 when he last spoke to the author. Keen to make a cameo appearance, McAvoy, 37, said: “I kept going, ‘go on, write me into Trainspotting 2’ but that obviously never happened.”

Tonight’s premiere will be held at Cineworld in Edinburgh’s Fountain Park.

The film’s big-name stars – including McGregor – are expected to attend the event.

There’s a huge sense of expectation around the sequel – directed by Danny Boyle, 60 – which is already gleaning glowing reviews.

It hits cinemas on Friday and anyone hoping to catch it on its first weekend is advised to book ahead.

At Scotland’s largest cinema, Cineworld in Glasgow’s Renfrew Street, the Friday primetime showings at 7.20pm and 8.30pm are already 90% full and the other six on opening day are filling up fast.