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[When asked how he got into acting and whether it was something he always wanted to do] My father was a bit of a film buff and when I was young I remember watching many wonderful movies with him, real classics. His enthusiasm for a great story, be it on film or in a book, certainly rubbed off on me. I do remember telling him [more than] once that I would like to be an actor, but I was very young ...
Kevin changed his surname from Smith to Howarth as a tribute to his grandmother and his biological grandfather (who still remains somewhat of a mystery) by conjoining part of her maiden name (Medforth) with his army regiment (The Green Howards). It transpired, after some family research, that his grandfather's real name was actually William Walton, which coincidentally happened to be his father's...