One Night in Emergency (TV1, 11.30pm). A strange one starring Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) as a husband searching for his wife (Michelle Ryan) in an inner-city hospital. Along the way he meets a number of surreal characters, including a one-eyed security guard. It is written by Black Watch playwright Gregory Burke, who says in a BBC press release: “I wanted to create something mythical and One Night in Emergency is a modern interpretation of Homer’s The Odyssey set within a hospital environment with surreal twists and turns. It’s all about yearning for your loved ones, wanting to return home and how, in times of crisis, being with the people you love becomes paramount.”
Members of KMKOnline provided us with a list of there favorite Kevin Moments from 2010 ~ there were so many so Ive split them and included as many as i can this is Part 1 of the countdown
#10 Best Grey's Anatomy Season 7 moment
~ 7.05 "Almost Grown" Proved to be a favorite amongst many as there Best Owen and Cristina screen-capped moment (leanne,ellla1967)
One of those rare moments of lightness for these 2, here's to hoping we get more! (cl3me)
I loved the way Owen spotted his wife, eyed her up a little and then snuck over to her .. hoping for a little sexy flirting, but then he quickly realised that she needed a little comforting ... he brought in a little lightheartedness to make her smile .. and a beautiful sweet little reassuring peck on the cheek .. aahhh.. I loved that scene! (Iveocd)
Grey's 7x01 - cause I was amazed that Shonda was actually going to have Owen and Cristina have a real wedding. Also because it closed the uncertainty of Owen's feelings of S6 and solidified what us CO fans believed all along that Cristina/Owen were true soul-mates. (COforever)
The Season 6 finale of GA with a special mention to the Season 7 premiere..(betinad)
Also I loved the full range of expressions that Owen's face went through when Callie/Arizona were getting it on in front of him & Cristina. In 30 seconds, he made the transition from "oh, that's inappropriate behaviour" to "Wow - there are 2 women getting it on right in front of me". He was completely torn between watching (as a hot blooded male) and diverting his eyes (as a true gentleman) ... absolutely hysterical and acting gold!! (Iveocd)
Loved Owen telling Meredith she was fearless - and not in a good way in "Adrift & At Peace" and pointing out that Cristina is not her -- that there is indeed a difference in the two individuals. (Duchovlet)
We have to go back to March 2010, when Season 6 of GA gave us the Owen-centric episode "Suicide is Painless". Owen even got to take over the voice-overs from Meredith, now I would call that a major milestone, wouldn't you? Besides, Kevin's acting in this episode was stellar. He outshines his co-stars, with the exception of Sandra Oh, in almost all of his scenes. (Phoeberaven)
#9 Best Quotes
I have a favorite quote from 2010. It's from the end of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Here goes!
"I know I'm not the father you always wanted. But if you need me I'll be there for you, in your thoughts and in your dreams. I'll stand by you, Percy. Always."
My favorite Grey's moment for 2010 came from this season's Webisode 6. I went back, watched it again and get the exact quote :
"You know before Iraq I wanted to be a trauma surgeon...But after it I had to be. And I still feel that way today. Even more so." Gotta love Owen. (ranniez)
#8 Favorite Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Video Clip moment
Grey's Anatomy 6x12. "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked", original air-date January 21, 2010. The "We Matter" scene was beautiful. Owen acknowledging openly how important his relationship with Cris is and forcing her to do the same. Wonderful work by Kevin and Sandra. Definitely one of my favorites from a decidedly lopsided s6. (ruralstar)
#7 Favorite moments regarding Kevin's career in 2010:
One Night in Emergency.
I have to say that when I saw the preview and they showed him in scrubs I was intrigued in seeing how different could this character be from Owen. As expected, Kevin performance was brilliant! (betinad)
And who can forget seeing a 40 foot KMK on the movie screen? No one. SO NICE. And Poseidon's strut to the Empire State Building to talk with Zeus. (Duchovlet)
#6 Best interview moments
I pick the TIFF interview with Ron Perlman.
When Ron was talking about when they met, he was saying something in the lines of "we are husbands and dads trying to get through the day and we are both very blessed" . The way Kevin reacts to that assessment , so genuine .. clear reminder of why we admire him so much. (betinad)
the countdown shall continue tomorrow with more Kevin Moments from 2010
many thanks to Leanne, Betinad, Ruralstar, Duchovlet, Iveocd, Phoeberaven, Ranniez, coforever, ellla1967 for there contributions
KMKonline Gallery "New Additions"
many thanks to Geniusmentis for providing us with the Screencaps
Good case of the frighteners By Paul English
One Night In Emergency BBC1, Monday THIS is what Alice in Wonderland might have been like had she gone to Glasgow rather than down the rabbit hole, and drank too much of that fortified wine that comes in the funny purple bottles rather than funny tea.
Kevin McKidd excelled in a nightmarish ramble through the underbelly of the Western Infirmary.
It was a miles apart - in every sense - from his alter-ego in the slick American wards of Grey's Anatomy.
Written by Gregory Burke, whose plays Gagarin Way and Black Watch are less surreal but every bit as menacing, it was a festive selection box of wellknown Scottish actors from David Hayman to Sanjeev Kohli.
McKidd wasn't the only one lured back from Los Angeles by the twisting script, which followed his character's journey on a voyage towards a final brutal reality.
The now-familiar Hollywood tones of Oscar-winning Glasgow composer Craig Armstrong ran through the drama like cold trickles of blood.
Quality drama made in Scotland.
See, we can do it.
Daily Record Glasgow via source
thanks to Geniusmentis for the screencap
Interview with the writer of 'One Night in Emegency' - Gregory Burke, talking about the making of the film...
The Radio Cafe 06/01/2010 Includes a Few clips of Kevin speaking from the soundtrack of ONIE in this interview (Iplayer BBC Radio is available outside of the UK unless stated otherwise)
If you missed One Night in Emergency it is available on BBC iPlayer (only viewable in UK) it will be available until the 11/1/10
**note error : Kevin's character in ONIE is named Peter, not Paul as mentioned in The Radio Cafe interview
thanks to Geniusmentis for the screencap
Soon to be added are some Behind the scenes Images courtesy of One Night In Emergency facebook page (Mira)
Reminder that One Night In Emergency is on BBC1 Scotland tonight at 21:00 (UK time)
and according to the "ONIE" Facebook page
BBC1 Scotland is available through Sky 971 / Virgin Media 862 / Freesat 960, or you can catch the film on BBC iPlayer from Tuesday onwards
.....more images from The Herald Magazine Article courtesy of Betinad
and much much more
Kevin McKidd is in the latest The Herald Magazine, dated 2 January 2010 (UK)
Cover and 5 pages - 7 further photos including a superb new full page shot - 'I Still Can't Believe It When Fans Call Me McHottie' - Kevin McKidd on fame, fortune and having a face like a 'baked potato'
"it is fair to say kevin McKidd is used to better than this. As one of the stars of the hit US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, the Elgin-born actor more typically spends his days on expensive studio sets with state-of-the-art surgical gadgets and big budget special effects, not to mention a roster of co-stars so blindingly good looking they could have stepped straight off the pages of Vogue.
Yet here we are, in the infinitely less exotic location of a dilapidated ward in Glasgow's Western Infirmary where McKidd is filming BBC Scotland drama One Night in Emergency. Although bright sunshine streams through the window, there is something hugely unsettling about the disused space. The paint is chipped and peeling from the walls, the curtains grimy and black with mold while the unmistakable smell of hospital disinfectant lingers in the air. Sitting on a pair of rickety plastic chairs, our voices echo disconcertingly across the empty ward.
Despite a series of grueling night shoots McKidd is in sprightly form. His blue eyes remain impressively bloodshot free although, that said, he is holding onto a coffee like grim death. Casually dressed, a leather jacket slung over his shoulder, he has nailed the off duty actor look to perfection. Thick stubble studs his jawline, his skin defiantly pale despite months in the Los Angeles sunshine. His strawberry blond hair, still damp from a post-gym shower, is starting to go fluffy, but McKidd , producing a tub of hair gel from his pocket, tames it in five seconds flat.
Thanks to his role on Grey’s Anatomy, coupled with parts of Lucius Vorenus in BBC/HBO drama Rome and the lead in the US television series Journeyman (shown on Sky One), McKidd is en route to becoming a household name in America – although Hollywood hasn’t managed to get its claws into him just yet.
ELGIN actor Kevin McKidd swapped the sunshine of Los Angeles to return to Scotland to film a chilling one-off drama to be screened next week.
The acclaimed star, now a household name in the USA after joining the cast of hit show 'Grey's Anatomy', heads the cast of 'One Night In Emergency', a unique drama written by award-winning 'Black Watch' playwright Gregory Burke for BBC One Scotland.
It marks his television writing debut, and charts the other-worldly journey through an inner-city hospital of Peter (played by McKidd) as he desperately searches for his wife, Penny, played by Michelle Ryan, formerly of 'Eastenders', who went on to play the title role in the recently remade series, 'The Bionic Woman'.
As Peter ventures deep into the labyrinthine building, he is drawn into a surreal, parallel world, encountering strange characters along the way including his nemesis, a one-eyed security guard.
Explaining his vision for the drama, writer Burke said: "I wanted to create something mythical, and 'One Night In Emergency' is a modern interpretation of Homer's 'The Odyssey', set in a hospital environment with many surreal twists and turns.
"It's all about yearning for your loved ones, wanting to return home and how, in times of crisis, being with the people you love becomes paramount. I'm proud and humbled that so many acclaimed actors are involved, not least because it's my first drama for TV."
Leslie Finlay, who is executive-producing the drama for Scottish Screen, said it was a fantastic opportunity to showcase Scottish talent.
The drama, set to have viewers tuning in on Monday at 9pm on BBC Scotland, reunites McKidd with his 'Trainspotting' co-star, Ewen Bremner, and also stars James Cosmo and David Hayman.
Filming gritty BBC drama gave Kevin McKidd welcome break from LA sun Jan 2 2010 Paul English
HE'S more used to posing around Seattle Grace Mercy Hospital, rattling off sharp one-liners to beautiful colleagues in wards resembling showhomes.
So when Grey's Anatomy star Kevin McKidd pitches up wearing his medical scrubs in the tired wards of a former cancer unit in Glasgow, there's a dream-like contrast - a momentary mash-up between the Western Infirmary and US Medicare.
It takes for Sanjeev Kohli to walk past to ground this experience firmly in Glasgow.
Kevin leads an impressive ensemble cast in an off-beat new BBC Scotland production called One Night In Emergency. It's the first piece of TV work from the pen of Gregory Burke, who is best known for international theatre hit Black Watch.
The drama follows Kevin's character Peter on a bizarre journey through an inner city hospital as he desperately searches for his wife, Penny, played by Michelle Ryan.
It's a radical change of direction for Kevin, whose breakthrough role in Trainspotting wasn't the instantaneous career launchpad it proved to be for some of his co-stars in the 1996 film.
Instead he opted for the slow burn, working his way through a CV's worth of smaller parts before finally bubbling up in the big time across The Pond in epic swords and sandals series Rome.
By all accounts, the BBC had to work hard to bring him home for the part in a comparatively low-budget production.
For Kevin, though, it represented a chance to get home from the incessant sunshine of LA, where he lives with his wife and young family.
That's right. A break from the sun. Kevin, originally from Nairn, said: "When I'm here, of course, I miss the sun of LA but, believe it or not, it's actually nie to get a break from the sun too.
"It becomes a bit of a bore after a while. You actually find yourself yearning for wind or rain or something.
"When I lived in London, I liked that you could jump in the car and drive to Scotland in a few hours. Now that I'm in LA that's not possible. So it was nice this part gave me the chance to come back.
"I've been looking for a home-grown Scottish-based project for a couple of years. The last I did here was (low-budget) flick Afterlife, which was a good few years ago. Then this came up.
"I know Gregory Burke is the big hot property of the moment after Black Watch, but I think I must be about the only person who hasn't seen it.
"I tried to get tickets for it when it was in LA, but things were really tight with filming, so I never got the chance."
Fans of the play, which toured the world with the National Theatre of Scotland, might note the irony that Kevin features in Burke's script.
One of the characters in the play is said to look like the actor, with a joke over whether his hair is blond or ginger.
Kevin said: "It's blond. They actually dyed it for the part in Grey's Anatomy, and it ended up ginger. But it's naturally blond.
"One of my pals told me that I was mentioned in Black Watch, and I was dead chuffed.
"Gregory said the reason that ended up in there was because when he did his research with the troops, they all loved the film Dog Soldiers (which Kevin starred in). They watched it all the time on DVD - they felt the patter between the soldiers was very real. It's funny how it all snowballed."
Bbc Scotland have been deliberately vague with details about One Night In Emergency.
Burke, however, has admitted he was aiming for something "mythical", like Homer's The Odyssey "set within a hospital environment with surreal twists and turns."
And the script immediately appealed to the 36-year-old actor.
Kevin said: "I really liked it. I thought it was weird and strange, something I couldn't quite get my head around at first.
"Since then, we've got to the point when I've managed to make some sort of sense from it. It gets into dark areas, and is much darker than things you'd get on the American network."
Kevin is called back on set for a short scene at the end of the corridor. When he returns, his eyes appear red raw.
"I'm supposed to be not very well," he said. "But I can't say much more than that. Things appear quite normal on the surface, but there's more to it than that.
"At first, it looks like it's going to be a kitchen sink drama about the state of the NHS, but then quickly we realise there are far stranger things going on.
"It's very in vogue at the moment to have this hyper-real gritty drama and that's one of the things that attracted me to it."
Trial & Retribution's David Hayman also figures, as does Sanjeev Kohli and Kevin's old Trainspotting buddy Ewen Bremner.
Kevin said: "Ewen and I have stayed in touch over the years. We were in 16 Years of Alcohol and The Acid House together, but it was great to see him again.
"I've started to become aware of the passage of time, though, because there are crew members who are actually too young to remember Trainspotting, and that's quite a thought. It's almost become a museum piece."
The same can be said for his sci-fi venture Journeyman, which was cancelled mid-run because of mediocre viewing figures and the writer's strike.
For now, though, he has plenty to detain him.
One Night In Emergency was followed by a whistle-stop tour of the Hebrides and Western Isles with his wife.
After that, the open-ended arrangement in Grey's Anatomy means he's sorted for work in the short term.
"The contracts are all swayed in favour of the studios," he said. "How long it lasts is beyond my control."
As is the impact the phenomenally popular series has, as he discovered after only a few weeks as Dr Hunt.
He said: "We were invited to the premiere of Frost/Nixon in Hollywood. So me and my wife were getting our pictures taken on the red carpet and suddenly the paparazzi at the end of the line went mental.
"Then this tall, glamorous woman went past us, took me by the arm and told me she loved my character in Grey's Anatomy. My wife was like, 'That was Sharon Stone!'
"I wasn't at the right angle to check whether she was wearing her underwear, though..."
One Night In Emergency, BBC1, Monday, 9pm
*correction Kevin comes from Elgin and not Nairn(tks to Graeme from our Facebook Page)
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