Fast Facts

  • Father was a plumber; mother was a secretary.
  • As a teenager, he toured with a band called Plan 9.
  • Originally went to college to study engineering.
  • Made his film debut in Gilles Mckinnon's Small Faces (1996).
  • Shared the silver screen with James Purefoy (1998's Bedrooms and Hallways), Ian McNeice (2004's The Rocket Post), Lindsay Duncan (2003's AfterLife) and Nicholas Woodeson (1999's Topsy-Turvy) before co-starring with them in HBO's Rome.
  • Made his directing debut on the season 7 episode "Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)" of Grey's Anatomy.
  • Released The Speyside Sessions, a collection of traditional Scottish songs, in 2012.


  • Iona McKidd — Daughter
  • Jane McKidd — Wife
  • Joseph McKidd — Son


  • Attended University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland; Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland (1994)

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  • Birth Place: Elgin, Scotland
  • Birthday: August 9, 1973, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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