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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 9, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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In a relatively short amount of time, Scottish-born actor Kevin McKidd rose to international prominence following his professional debut, thanks to a keenly turned supporting performance in Danny Boyle's darkly comic "Trainspotting" (1996). Though not featured on the promotional poster, McKidd was the tragic heart of the otherwise humorous film, which immediately led to bigger and better roles. He spent the next several years building a résumé of widely varied roles that included a sex-obsessed slacker in "Understanding Jane" (1998), a hapless father and husband in "The Acid House" (1999), and the charming Count Vronsky in "Anna Karenina" (PBS, 2000). Following a supporting turn in the speculative drama, "Max" (2002), he led a squad of soldiers in a life-or-death fight against a pack of werewolves in the low-budget horror "Dog Soldiers" (2002). McKidd propelled his career as one of the stars of "Rome" (HBO, 2005-07), an epic retelling of the life and times of Ancient Rome that was hailed by most critics. Though unable to get any traction as the star of his own series, "Journeyman" (NBC, 2007), McKidd breathed new life into "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) as a regular on that flagging series, which...

In a relatively short amount of time, Scottish-born actor Kevin McKidd rose to international prominence following his professional debut, thanks to a keenly turned supporting performance in Danny Boyle's darkly comic "Trainspotting" (1996). Though not featured on the promotional poster, McKidd was the tragic heart of the otherwise humorous film, which immediately led to bigger and better roles. He spent the next several years building a résumé of widely varied roles that included a sex-obsessed slacker in "Understanding Jane" (1998), a hapless father and husband in "The Acid House" (1999), and the charming Count Vronsky in "Anna Karenina" (PBS, 2000). Following a supporting turn in the speculative drama, "Max" (2002), he led a squad of soldiers in a life-or-death fight against a pack of werewolves in the low-budget horror "Dog Soldiers" (2002). McKidd propelled his career as one of the stars of "Rome" (HBO, 2005-07), an epic retelling of the life and times of Ancient Rome that was hailed by most critics. Though unable to get any traction as the star of his own series, "Journeyman" (NBC, 2007), McKidd breathed new life into "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) as a regular on that flagging series, which underscored just how wide-ranging his talents were.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Brave (2012)
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 Bunraku (2011)
5.
 Made of Honor (2008)
6.
 Last Legion, The (2007)
7.
 Dylan (2007)
8.
 Hannibal Rising (2007)
9.
 Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Cast
10.
 De-Lovely (2004) Bobby Reed
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Joined Edinburgh University's student theatre company, Bedlam Theatre
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Joined Robert Carlyle's Rain Dog Theatre
1995:
During last year of drama school, landed the lead role in "The Silver Darlings" at Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow
1996:
Landed first professional role on the British series "Father Ted"; played Father Deegan on the episode "A Christmassy Ted"
1996:
Feature debut in Gillies MacKinnon's "Small Faces"
1996:
Played clean-cut footballer Tommy in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting"; co-starred with Carlyle
1997:
Co-starred in MacKinnon's World War I drama "Regeneration"
1998:
Again joined Robert Carlyle on-screen in the 4-part BBC2 series "Looking After Jo Jo"
1998:
Starred with Patrick Stewart in the edgy crime thriller "Dad Savage"
1998:
Played the title role in "Britannicus" at the Albery Theatre for the Almeida
1998:
Appeared in one segment of the British film "The Acid House"
1999:
Landed cameo role as a foreign hitchhiker in MacKinnon's "Hideous Kinky"
1999:
Featured in a Young Vic Theatre Company production of "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" opposite Jude Law and Eve Best
1999:
Appeared as one of the leading players in Mike Leigh's acclaimed "Topsy Turvy"; also sang
2000:
Cast as Vronsky in a BBC small screen remake of "Anna Karenina"
2002:
Cast in Douglas McGrath's film adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby"
2002:
Cast as Pvt. Cooper in Neil Marshall's horror film "Dog Soldiers"
2004:
Played the 4th Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots in the BBC miniseries "Gunpowder, Treason & Plot"
2005:
Played Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk in the BBC drama "The Virgin Queen"
2005:
Received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the soldier/politician Lucius Vorenus on the joint HBO/BBC series "Rome"
2007:
Played the lead in the sci-fi series "Journeyman" (NBC); aired only thirteen episodes
2008:
Joined season five of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC) as Owen Hunt, a military doctor on leave; directed first episode in 2010
2008:
Co-starred with Patrick Dempsey (also from "Grey's") and Michelle Monaghan in romantic comedy "Made of Honor"
2010:
Cast as Poseidon, god of the sea and Percy's father in the film adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"
2012:
Voiced Lord MacGuffin in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"
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Education

University of Edinburgh: -
Queen Margaret College: - 1992 - 1995

Notes

"At the time I was like 'Oh man, you stupid bastard for going on holiday, you've really missed the boat there', but as time went on and it was reaching saturation point, I realised, for the work I want to do in my career, I'm better off. I want to do lots of different stuff. I'm happier just being in the film and just having done my job, rather than being a kind of pop image." --McKidd on missing the photo shoot for "Trainspotting"'s ubiquitous advertising posters, quoted in the London TIMES, December 21, 1998

McKidd on the concept of actors outlining their career and carefully choosing roles to fit a plan: "That's b*****ks. People say 'I chose to do this role. I chose to do that role.' B*****ks. Most people, unless you're doing really well, are offered a role and you say all right, I'll do it. In the end, you don't want to get too obsessed with your career plan. The last thing you can do is say: 'I have done that, I've done this. What I really need to play is a 25-year-old Asian with haemorrhoids." --to the London TIMES, March 27, 1999

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wife:
Jane McKidd. Together from c. 1999.

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son:
Joseph McKidd.

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