Kevin McNally was born in Bristol and grew up in Birmingham. He attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior Schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, the first theatre Kevin worked at was Birmingham Repertory. At 17 he attended RADA and in 1975 won their Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal.
Mr. McNally currently resides with the actress Phyllis Logan and his two children in Chiswick, London.