Kevin McKidd (born August 9, 1973) is a Scottish actor. McKidd was born and spent his childhood in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. He was a member of the local acting group the Moray Youth Theatre. As a teenager he was part of rock band Plan 9, touring the north of Scotland and enjoying some local success. Planning to study engineering he attended the University of Edinburgh but dropped out and instead enrolled at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh to study drama. He also joined the University's student theatre company, Bedlam Theatre. McKidd's first professional role was in the television series Father Ted; he played Father Deegan in the 1996 episode "A Christmassy Ted". Some of his subsequent roles include Tommy in Trainspotting and Malky Johnson in Small Faces, with Iain Robertson. In 2004, he played James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot. He appeared in Kingdom of Heaven, the blockbuster...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Kevin McKidd. You should replace/update it...