Rome - this
autumn on BBC TWO
Lucius Vorenus - Kevin McKidd
The hard essence of a professional Roman soldier. Honourable
and severe, he is unforgiving and pitiless when crossed. A dour and
pragmatic man, with a tendency towards self-laceration. Loyal to his
Kevin McKidd began his acting career
on the stage, starring in The Silver Darlings, for which he won the
He made his film debut in 1996 with Trainspotting and
His other film credits include Kingdom of Heaven, De-Lovely,
The Purifiers, Sixteen Years of Alcohol - for which he was nominated
for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards - One Last Chance,
Nicholas Nickleby, Dog Soldiers, Topsy-Turvy, Hideous Kinky, Regeneration,
Dad Savage, Max, Bedrooms and Hallways and The Acid House.
His television credits include Gunpowder, Treason and
Plot, North Square, The Key, Anna Karenina, Richard II and Looking After
McKidd's theatre credits include Richard III, Britannicus
- for which he won an Ian Charleston Award - 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
and Far Away.
He has just completed filming The Virgin Queen, a four-part
historical drama for the BBC, and is currently in Tunisia, shooting
The Last Legion for Dino de Laurentis.