Was offered a part in Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), but it clashed with a TV project.
Met his wife Sally Kinghorn on the set of a BBC Schools series in the 1970s. They now have three sons, Jock, 16, Rory, 15, and Jamie, 8.
Wrote a play Stan's First Night about Stan Laurel which appeared on Scottish Television.
He was inspired to act by Stan Laurel. Both their fathers were against them going on the stage and both came around to accept their son's determination.