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Kevin McKidd

In 2005, Kevin McKidd was seen in the Ridley Scott feature KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, as the English Sergeant, alongside Orlando Bloom and Eva Green.

McKidd currently stars in the BBC and HBO co-production ROME. He plays the lead role as Lucius Vorenus in the epic drama series chronicling the rise of the ancient Roman Empire through the eyes of two foot soldiers. In addition, Kevin has also starred in the BBC production ELIZABETH, THE VIRGIN QUEEN, a four part historical drama directed by Coky Giedroyc and written by Paula Milne.

Kevin's debut film role was as the gentle Tommy in the hugely influential film TRAINSPOTTING, based on the Irvine Welsh novel, and also starring Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. In the same year he played the vicious gang leader Malky Johnson in Gillies McKinnon's critically acclaimed SMALL FACES. Other film credits to date include: HIDEOUS KINKY and REGENERATION, both also directed by Gillies McKinnon; DAD SAVAGE: SOFT TOUCH (Acid House Trilogy); BEDROOMS AND HALLWAYS playing a lead role an the lovelorn, thirty-something Leo; TOPSY TURVY directed by Mike Leigh; DOG SOLDIERS; MAX; NICHOLAS NICKLEBY; 16YRS OF ALCOHOL, for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards 2003; ONE LAST CHANCE; AFTERLIFE; and DE-LOVELY.

Kevin also appeared in the Dino De Laurentiis production HANNIBAL RISING earlier this year.

Kevin's upcoming film titles will see him in DYLAN, the biopic of Welsh writer Dylan Thomas, directed by Mick Davis; and Paul Weiland's MADE OF HONOR starring Patrick Dempsey.

His television work is equally as vast, including GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT (Box TV), for which he was awarded the Best Actor at Fipa D'or Biarritz Festival 2004, North Square (Company Pictures), ANNA KARENINA (Channel 4), RICHARD II (BBC2) and the BBC Scotland productions THE KEY and LOOKING AFTER JO JO.

On stage, Kevin was given the Gulliver Award in 1994 for his part in 'The Silver Darlings' at the Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow. He also went on to play Richmond in the Royal Shakespeare Company's version of 'Richard III', and had the title role in Almeida's West End production 'Britannicus' at the Almeida, which followed onto Broadway. It was for this role that he won the Ian Charleston Award in 1998. Other productions include 'Tis' Pity She's a Whore', where he played opposite Jude Law at the Young Vic, and 'Far Away' at the Royal Court, directed by Stephen Daldry.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Kevin McKidd Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 9, 1973 (44)
SignLeo
BirthplaceElgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Kevin McKidd compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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