Kevin McKidd at “Brave” Premiere

Posted on July 02, 2012

Good morning! Happy Monday! Would you like some finely aged Scottish ginger to get your week started off gently, yet still leave you refreshed and stimulated?

Kevin McKidd attends premiere of new Pixar animated movie “Brave” in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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  • RzYoung

    Yep, that’ll do it. Ta

  • fallen_ikon

    sigh…I love him.

  • Michael Wightman

    um. Oh. my.

    • Melvis Velour

      Which in Texas would be “…mah stars ‘n garters!”

  • Le Sigh.  Nothing like a hot man in a kilt to start you off right. Not that I’m biased or anything, you understand.  And when he’s a ginger on top of it all?  Hoo Boy Howdy.

  • Oh man. That is exactly what I needed this morning. Oh yes.

  • Men in kilts = hot.
    THIS particular man in this particular kilt = exceedingly hot.
    Thank you, TLo.

    • Couldn’t have said it better!

  • megohd

    Never have thought of myself as a kilt girl, but WOW. 

    • call_me_schmeg

      yes, i always found myself distracted by those little nut-banging satchels. but this manly ging can turn a girls head, now!

      •  heh heh heh
        “nut banging satchels”
        I will never wear mine again without thinking of this.

      • Hiptobesquare

        Respect the sporran!  Especially when it’s settled on such nice geography as this…  He is lovely!

      • MilaXX

         I’ve never heard of the sporran being called a nut banging satchel.

        • call_me_schmeg

          that’s what i’m here for. 🙂

          also, my ocd is screaming to turn all those little silver square buttons the same way.

  • sherrietee

    I so desperately wanted my husband to wear his clan’s tartan for our wedding, but he was never a fan of the colors – said he’d look like a christmas tree. Ah well. 

    Thank you for this lovely morning pick me up.  Yum.

  • That is a very attractive man. Happy Monday!

  • white kilt socks and dancing shoes!!! nooooooo….not how it should be done at all, at all!

    •  Its simply the traditional attire, when dressing in full on formal fashion as Mr. McKidd is doing.

      • Corsetmaker

        Yup. Exactly, 
        so yes just how it should be done at all, at all 🙂 Only thing I’d question is that sporran he’s wearing :/ 

        •  Contemporary sporran with a slide closure?  Yeah, not really formal enough.  I have a fairly plain leather for everyday wear, and a chased silver and rabbit fur, for formal.

          • Corsetmaker

            It’s way too casual. I’ve got a friend that makes day sporrans as a sideline, and often I like them better than some of the formal ones, but this stands out a mile as wrong. If it had even been black it wouldn’t have been so noticeable! 

          •  So, I guess what you’re saying is, one of us needs to get it off of him.  Don’t worry, y’all, I’ve got this!!!

          • formerlyAnon

            Dang. Your willingness to take one for the team is so . . so . . . inspiring. If you don’t come back we’ll put up a nice memorial.

          •  I could never do less for all my fellow BKs.

          • Corsetmaker

            I suspect I’m a hell of a lot closer though….. race you ;b

          •  oh,…

    • librarygrrl64

      Yeah, boots are sexier than ghillies, but he’s still damned fine.

  • Economie

    But is he wearing his kilt in the traditional manner? Inquiring minds want to know!

    •  Within kilt etiquette, at formal occasions, such as a ball, reception, presentation to royalty, or in this case, a red carpet, underthings are considered to be proper.  However, over the last several years, these rules have relaxed considerably. So the goods may indeed be swinging free.  The world will never know.

      • gabbilevy

        I volunteer to make the examination.

        •  Get into the no doubt long line of would be inspectors.

      • Corsetmaker

        Depends as well whether it’s a hire or his own. A lot hire places are insisting on underwear now. But if I were to take a guess I’d say he’s wearing it traditionally 🙂

        •  Nice to know!  I’ve never hired one, so I was unaware of that. Makes sense, of course.

          • Corsetmaker

            Totally, I dread to think what they get back sometimes!

          •  eeeeeeyew!

          • librarygrrl64

            I feel like that about every hired/borrowed suit that Michael Fassbender wears. 😉

      • I’m decidedly relieved that no one has ever expressed the least interest in what I may or may not be wearing under my kilt.

        •  Then, my friend, you are a very lucky person. I get “the question” every single day.  My stock answer is, “No one gets to know, without dinner and flowers, first.”  Most of the people I know who wear kilts with any regularity have a stock answer to hand for that occasion.

          • I learned about kilt etiquette from an RAF officer.

            It was the early 60s, and he and his family had been posted to the U.S.  They were ecstatic about the assignment until they discovered that in military-speak “U.S.” meant “Tennessee.”  They were a lovely family, and his wife and my mother bonded over a shared ladylike admiration for Prince Philip.

            I think Capt. C. was very homesick for the green of the English countryside, as who wouldn’t have been, stuck in a tiny dusty town whose commercial center was a five and ten next to the railroad tracks.

            We fed them their first American Christmas dinner.  After multiple toasts to the holiday, the RAF, the USAF, the Royal Family, and each other, my mother got up the nerve to ask about kilts and their underpinnings.  Midway through the very detailed response, we children were excused from the table.

          • I love this story!!! Thanks for sharing it.

      • I think he could have gone with a more formal sporan given he’s wearing the more formal kilt jacket and bowtie.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    So cute! I’ve loved him since “Topsy Turvey”. Thanks, guys!

    • Tammy_4

       yay, a Topsy Turvy reference!  Loved him in that (and “Rome” of course)

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Loved, loved Kevin McKidd in Rome!

    • another_laura

      Thanks for making me go look that up – I loved that movie and did not remember that he was in it!

  • MilaXX

    Hello kilt!

  • bluefish

    A gorgeous tartan.  He looks smashing — the movie to so sweet.

  • miagain

    ain’t he purdy?!!

  • Le_Sigh

    Invigorating!  Love me a cup of McKidd in the morning.

  • YoungSally

    Won’t Gaga’s HGH be jealous of TLo’s new BF?

  • SapphoPoet

    I have no idea who this gentleman is, but he looks fabulous. I love a man in a kilt. 

    • schadenfreudelicious

      he currently plays one of the Dr’s on Grey’s Anatomy but has done a variety of things (including narration on Call of Duty, so my teenage son tells me)

  • No thanks, my nicely aged Scottish ginger is much hotter

    • formerlyAnon

      You are blessed. Twice blessed for realizing it!

  • hmariec19

    And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a MAN.

  • AnaRoW

    Every time I see him (or Ray Stevenson or James Purefoy) all I can think is what a shame it is that “Rome” didn’t last more than two seasons.  Especially when none of them have done anything since that I care to see.

    • MilaXX

       Well Kevin at least has done movies & has Grey’s Anatomy. James Purefoy I see occasionally. Mostly recently he was on Revenge for a hot minute. Ray Stevenson I haven’t seen in a minute. Oddly enough my first memory of Kevin is from Trainspotting and I can still look at him with lust.

      • Corsetmaker

        James Purefoy is lovely! I didn’t mind Ironclad so long as you suspend any idea of history. And he’s in Episodes if anyone watches that. I believe the new series is just starting in the US.

        • MilaXX

          I haven’t watched Episodes but I hear good buzz about it so I may check it out.

      • If you like Kevin McKidd AND James Purefoy you have to look up the little British indie film “Bedrooms and Hallways!” They play GAY LOVERS in it! No, I’m not joking.

        • MilaXX

          I have seen it. Several times

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I can still picture the expression on James Purefoy’s face when Caesar was assassinated in the final episode of Rome, season one…heartbreaking.

  • Susan Crawford

    A Scotsman in a kilt? Nothing finer – and the ginger hair is a nice bonus. Thanks guys!

  • gsk241


    Men in kilts are so hot. I just don’t understand why my Japanese/Korean-American husband won’t wear one. 🙁

    • AthenaJ

      Take him to a Rennaissance Faire and tell him kilt wearing is mandatory.

      • gsk241

         I tried that, but unfortunately he didn’t fall for it.  On the plus side, a lot of other men did!

    • another_laura

      It can be done!  I know a terrific Korean guy who totally fell in love with the bagpipes and wears a kilt whenever he can, for the love of all things Scottish.

  • Love him from the HBO series “Rome”!

  • Corsetmaker

    He’s looking well. Kilt the right length and everything 🙂 Only thing is that sporran, it’s a bit of a day number.

  • *abject whimpering for 10 minutes*

    So..not to sound ungrateful or anything…but the kilt is hanging in a funny way, yes?  They normally don’t hang flat in the front like that, do they?

    • Corsetmaker

      Yes, a kilt is flat at the front.

  • afabulous50

    Yeah Baby!

  • formerlyAnon

    Damn. I feel like I should just quit while I’m ahead. No need to look at any more Internet pics today.

    And, I say that whilst gently wishing he’d shaved.

  • Thank you so much TLo *sigh,sigh*

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Hi Lucius Vorenus hiiiiiii


  • VicksieDo


  • Ahhhh, Kevin McKidd, fondly remembered ffrom such iconic fare as Dog Soldiers and Rome.


    • corvina

       Yesss – loved him in Dog Soldiers.  He was also the gorgeous lead in the short-lived sci-fi series Journeyman.

  • formerlyAnon

    Jeez. I had to come back and look again to fortify myself for the day. I think I have the strength, now.

  • mjude


  • AthenaJ

    Well helloooooo there!!! Thanks TLo!

    True story: when my fiancee and I had our first conversation (we’d met briefly a couple years before), he was dressed up as Rowdy Roddy Piper for Halloween. I had always thought he was cute and, due to my nervousness, I proceeded to drink waaay too much… and in my drunken state I looked down at his kilt, noticed his kilt bag, and blurted out that I liked his ‘package’. Needless to say, he was very confused until he looked down and saw what I was talking about. My best friend next to me though the entire thing was hilarious, of course. Good thing I was too drunk to be embarrassed 🙂  Anyways, it was true love from then on… getting married in a year!

  • quiltrx

    Yum…how adorable is that smile??  Good LORD but he’s aged nicely since Trainspotting!  What a hunk.  Sort of Boris-Becker-ish, and I was always a sucker for Boris.

  • JennaMarieS

    Saw this post and all I thought was “YES”

  • OWEN?! He’s scottish? where the hell have I been… daaaaaaamn

  • I do so love a man in a kilt.  Lovely way to start the day!

  • Lina_bee

    I love Scots formal wear. Also, those brogues are kind of completely awesome.

  • THANK YOU! He’s my absolute favorite, and the kilt bonus is AWESOME.

  • alyce1213

    Now THAT’s a hot ginger!

    • AudreysMom

       (taps foot waiting for Damien Lewis, too).

      • alyce1213

        Uh huh

  • aimee_parrott


  • What is it with red-haired men? And red-haired men in kilts? *fans face* It’s getting warm in here. 

  • janetjb

    Very nice.

    I’ve never seen a sporran quite like his.  It’s not appropriate for the RC, but it’d be perfect for a weekend at the games

  • SpcilK

    Ahhhh! Thanks.

  • Thank you Tom and Lorenzo!

  • TieDye64

    Oh yeah. NOW it’s a good morning. 

  • Corsetmaker

    It seems the tartan was designed for the film and can only be woven with their consent. I’m really not sure I can get behind a Disney tartan! It seems wrong somehow :/
    Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, Kelly MacDonald and Ewen Bremner were also there. Not in kilts though.

    • another_laura

      Oh I was wondering what tartan that was.  I looked up “Kidd” and no, not that.

      •  It’s the plaid the characters wore in the move. There were a couple of kilted gents in the premier photos with the same one. I so wish my late night bf Craig Ferguson would have worn it too!

    • formerlyAnon

       It seems DEFINITELY wrong that there is a Disney corporate tartan.

    • SignLadyB

       Ooh booo! I really loved the colors of that tartan and was hoping to adopt it for myself.

  • GAH. Well.

    That just started my week of well. 

  • Eclectic Mayhem


    Wonderful.  Thanks fellas!

    And everyone should go and see Brave!  Mr McKidd does two voices in it and one of them is so completely impenetrable that even the other characters can’t understand him.  It’s a lovely, lovely film. 

    • Natalie Marshall

       In an interview I just read, McKidd mentioned that the impenetrable accent is based on his own grandfather’s, which he can only understand because he grew up hearing it. I almost died of “aww…”

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      OK-now “Brave” is officially on my must see list!

  • Sara__B

    Thank you.

  • Joyce VG


  • tereliz

    Yes, please!

  • Hate the buttons on the jacket. LOVE everything else.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Very nice. 🙂

  • Better than coffee!

  • AudreysMom

    Thanks TLo, I needed this. I intentionally saw the movie this weekend for it’s voice talent (especially this particular ginger whom I fell in love with watching Rome). What a waste! You’d barely know he and Craig Ferguson were in it. Consider my longing visually managed.

  • The McKidd tartan is doing nothing for his eyes.

    Other than that, I’ll have three, please.

    Or as the bruthas say, Goddamn.

  • I give him two ginger snaps with a twist.

  • HOT!!!

  • Jacket fits perfectly. CHECK
    Shoes shined. CHECK
    Hands out of pockets. CHECK
    Very hot guy. CHECK. CHECK. CHECK.

    • Corsetmaker

      This could be the answer to the hands in pockets issue. Kilts!

  • Happy Monday!

  • emcat8

    Mmmmm, Kevin McKidd. Thanks for this morning wake-up.

  • Owen Frikkin’ Hunt!  Thank you for this!!!

  • LambeeBaby

    Ginger Rules!

  • guest2visits

    Handsome. I like that he looks like he’s part of a regiment or something.  Or at least that’s what I always think when I see tartans.
    That, and you know; the other.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Ah, nothing quite like a good-looking Scot in a well-fitted kilt! Thanks to my favorite uncles for this treat!!!!

  • squish

  • granddelusion

    Love the sporran.

  • Julaine Morley

    Lovely. Once again, taking care of your precious unborn fawns.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    He’s in Topsy Turvy on my TV right now. Oh, Kevin McKidd. 

  • kikisayshi

    Yes, please.

  • i didn’t know i needed that.

  • I can never see him without wanting to scream THIRTEEN! :3

  • 1woodlot

    finely aged ? he’s only 38

  • YolandaHawkins

    To me, he will always be Vorenus from HBO’s Rome.  Love the pic, love him!  Thanks TLo! 

  • Aurumgirl

    Happy Canada Day to Me!

  • Corsetmaker

    LOL! I love that this is Disney/Pixar’s interpretation of ‘subdued, organically refined, less saturated’ colours! They’ve clearly knackered their retina’s at Disney 😀

  • HobbitGirl

    Bring back the Red Carpet Kilt!

  • Heidi Cochran

    God bless Scotland.  I wonder if Mr. Future could wear MY clan’s tartan if he doesn’t have any Scot blood…?