Ken is the narrator for an audio version of Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie.
Ken has brown hair and brown eyes.
Ken is a Hearts fan. (Hearts is an Edinburgh football team)
For three years while he was younger, Ken was a member of a band called Keyhole.
Ken worked as a double glazing salesman for a while, when acting work was scarce. The first award he received was 'Salesman of the month'.
Ken is 5'7" tall
He was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Play of 1996 for his performance in ART. Ken was one of the original cast members of the long-running, acclaimed show, with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay.
(on children reading "Harry Potter")
Ken: If we're going to make a fuss about children reading books, do it with Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials books, not J K Rowling. I can't believe idiot educationalists are praising children for turning up at school and reading Harry Potter.
(on his new boat)
Ken: I have bought a motor boat but not the kind you might imagine – pointy at one end, white and only to be driven in sunglasses. This is a trawler design, built in the Isle of Lewis. Just a wee trawler but I love it.
Ken: I played Hitler (in "Uncle Adolf" on ITV in 2005) and the goal was to understand and make him seem human. I swiftly concluded there's no such thing as evil. We use the word for a situation we can't explain. If you call villains like Saddam, George Bush and Blair (well, he's just a puppet) 'evil', you abrogate responsibility for them being international terrorists.
(on his pet hate)
Ken: Market research analysts. The arts are about being inspirational, not about people with clipboards telling you how the movie should end.
Ken: I've been wondering where I call home - Edinburgh, London or somewhere else. I've lived in London for years but it doesn't thrill me any more. I have a holiday home in Italy which is really becoming my main home and I have some very good friends there. But I honestly don't know where I call home. It's an unusual thing.
Ken: (On Rebus) I turned it down the first time. I was doing [ITV cop drama] The Vice at the time, and they're very similar, and the characters are quite similar. I wanted to distance myself for a wee while. But it came up again and again and I thought ... 'well, there's a lot of pressure here, it's undeniable'.