He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1999 New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
Founded a theater company in 1991.
Ranked seventh in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.
In 2002, his wife gave birth to a daughter, Ava.
Owns the Rain Dog Theatre Company, named after the album "Rain Dogs" by Tom Waits.
A partner in the British film production company 4 Ways along with Antonia Bird, Irvine Welsh and Mark Cousins.
Son Harvey born March 2004.
Has not seen his estranged mother, Liz McDonald, since he was four years old.
His father, Joe, died at age 76 on January 7, 2006, and was buried in Maryhill, Glasgow, on January 14th.
Son, Pearce Joseph, born April 2006 at Queen Mother's Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland.
Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (renamed the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland [RCS] in 2011) and formed his own theatre company, Rain Dog, in 1991.
Turned down a role in 28 Days Later... (2002) before taking a role in 28 Weeks Later (2007).
At age 17 he once worked as a butcher.
Featured in the music video for the Oasis song "Little by Little".
Turned down a major role in the 2004 remake of Flight of The Phoenix.
He was given the Special Acting Recognition Award by the Tallgrass Film Festival for his work in California Solo.