The Scottish actor Kevin McKidd is set to take over the directors chair for an episode of ABC's “Grey's Anatomy”.

The actor, who plays Dr Owen Hunt will direct episode 13 of the current series and has been shadowing several directors on set in preparation.

In the past McKidd had directed some webisodes which must have led to his new role within the popular hospital drama.

Prior to his role in Grey's, the actor was most well known in Europe for his depiction of gentle giant Tommy in Danny Boyle's cult classic “Trainspotting”.

The father of two has been working on Gray's since 2008. The episode is due to air in February.