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Kevin Mckidd

Highest Rated:   100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Lowest Rated:   5% Home Sweet Hell (2015)
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Birthplace:   Moray, Scotland, UK
A Scottish actor whose heritage is betrayed as much by his pale skin and red hair as it is by his accent, Kevin McKidd first earned recognition in 1996 with parts in Trainspotting and Small Faces, two films that helped to put the Scottish film industry on the world cinema map. Born and raised in Elgin, a town in the northeast of Scotland, McKidd developed an interest in acting early on and was active with the Moray Youth Theatre throughout his childhood and adolescence. His time as an engineering student at the University of Edinburgh produced little in the way of engineering but did allow McKidd to rack up experience as part of the university's Bedlam Theatre. Finally deciding to chuck his course of study in order to pursue acting full-time, he enrolled in the Queen Margaret Drama School, where he trained until he graduated in 1994. Immediately after his graduation, McKidd auditioned for and won the lead role in The Silver Darlings, which was staged by Robert Carlyle's Rain Dog Theatre Company. This was followed by his casting as a vicious Glasgow gang leader in Gillies MacKinnon's Small Faces (1995) and his role as Tommy, an Iggy Pop-worshipping, AIDS-stricken heroin addict in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996). The huge success of the latter film got McKidd noticed, although his performance was largely overshadowed by those of co-stars Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle. However, the actor soon found more work headed in his direction and spent the rest of the decade appearing in a steady stream of small art house pictures. Among the films he appeared in were Gilles MacKinnon's Hideous Kinky (1998), in which he had a cameo as a massively stoned traveler in Morocco and Rose Troche's Bedrooms and Hallways (1998), in which he starred as a gay man grappling with bisexual urges. In addition to his work on the screen, McKidd remained active on the stage, portraying the title character in the Almeida Theatre production of Jean Racine's Britannicus and starring alongside Jude Law in director Jonathan Kent's Albery Theatre production of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. He worked steadily throughout the next decade in projects like Anna Karenina, Dog Soldiers, and the biopic De-Lovely. In 2005 he appeared in Ridley Scott's epic Kingdom of Heaven, and that same year he was cast in the historical series Rome. Two years later he had a major role in the Silence of the Lambs prequel Hannibal Rising. The following year, in 2008, McKidd joined the ensemble cast of Grey's Anatomy, which scaled back his film work. In 2010 he was cast as Poseidon, the father of the young hero in Percy Jackson & The Olympians. He joined the Pixar family in 2012 giving voice to Lord MacGuffin in Brave.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
10% Tulip Fever
  • Johan De Bye
$2.4M 2017
5% Home Sweet Hell
  • Freeman
2015
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • Actor
2014
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Thomas Wayne / Flashpoint Batman
2013
78% Brave
  • Lord MacGuffin
$237.3M 2012
29% Comes A Bright Day
  • Cameron
2012
19% Bunraku
  • Killer No. 2
2011
No Score Yet The Great Ghost Rescue
  • Hamish
2011
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Poseidon
$61.2M 2010
14% Made of Honor
  • Colin
$46.1M 2008
No Score Yet The Rocket Post
  • Actor
2007
16% The Last Legion
  • Wulfila
$125.8M 2007
15% Hannibal Rising
  • Kolnas
$27.6M 2007
No Score Yet The Purifiers
  • Moses
2005
39% Kingdom of Heaven
  • English Sergeant
$47.3M 2005
48% De-Lovely
  • Bobby Reed
$13.2M 2004
No Score Yet AfterLife
  • Kenny Brogan
2003
80% 16 Years of Alcohol
  • Frankie
2003
100% One Last Chance
  • Seany
2003
78% Nicholas Nickleby
  • John Browdie
$1.4M 2002
69% Max
  • George Grosz
$0.3M 2002
79% Dog Soldiers
  • Lawrence Cooper
2002
89% Topsy-Turvy
  • Durward Lely
1999
No Score Yet The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
  • Jericho
1999
69% Bedrooms and Hallways
  • Leo
1999
45% The Acid House
  • Johnny
1998
No Score Yet Regeneration
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Dad Savage
  • H
1998
65% Hideous Kinky
  • Henning
1998
63% The Leading Man
  • Ant
1998
67% Small Faces
  • Malky Thomson
1996
90% Trainspotting
  • Tommy
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Owen Owen Hunt
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2009
85% Rome
2005-2007
  • Lucius Vorenus
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Count Alexis Vronsky Vronsky Norfolk
  • 2005
  • 2001

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