Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Roy Kinnear Biography (1934-1988)
Full name, Roy Mitchell Kinnear; born January 8, 1934, in Wigan, England; died as the result of a fall from a horse, September 20, 1988, in Madrid, Spain;son of Roy Muir and Annie Smith (Durie) Kinnear; married Carmel Cryan (an actress); children: four.
- Birth Details
- January 8, 1934
- Wigan, England
- Death Details
- September 20, 1988
- Madrid, Spain
- STAGE DEBUT--Albert, The Young in Heart, Newquay Theatre, Newquay, U.K.,1955.
- LONDON DEBUT--Fred, Make Me an Offer, Royal Stratford Theatre, 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Fred, Make Me an Offer, New Theatre, London, 1959.
- Master Mathew, Every Man in His Humour, R.O. man and Sid, Sparrers Can'tSing, and Charlie Modryb, Progress to the Park, all Royal Stratford Theatre,London, 1960.
- R.O. man and Sid, Sparrers Can't Sing, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1961.
- Blevins Playfair, They Might Be Giants, and Mr. Marris, Big Soft Nellie,both Royal Stratford Theatre, 1961.
- Father Matthew, On a Clear Day You Can See Canterbury, Royal Stratford Theatre, 1962.
- ensemble, England, Our England (revue), Prince's Theatre, London, 1962.
- Sid Hotson, The Affliction, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1963.
- Leo Herman, A Thousand Clowns, Comedy Theatre, London, 1964.
- John P. Jones, Meals on Wheels, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1965.
- Nicholas, Babes in the Wood, London Palladium, London, 1965.
- the Baron, The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Aldwych Theatre, London, 1966.
- Bull, The Relapse, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1967.
- Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew, and Touchstone, As You Like It, both RSC, Aldwych Theatre, then Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford- on-Avon, U.K., 1967, later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1968.
- title role, The Travails of Sancho Panza, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1969.
- Ligurio, Mandrake, Criterion Theatre, London, 1970.
- Superintendent Baxter, Dead Easy, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1974.
- Ben, The Can Opener, RSC, Place Theatre, London, 1974.
- Valeria, Cinderella, Casino Theatre, London, 1974.
- Fred, Roger's Last Stand, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1975.
- Gepetto, Pinocchio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1977.
- Mayor Enrico, Beyond the Rainbow, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1978.
- Also appeared as the Common Man, A Man for All Seasons, West End production.
- FILM DEBUT--The Millionairess, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Charles Salmon, The Boys, Gala, 1962.
- Captain Tom Enderby, Tiara Tahiti, Zenith, 1962.
- Fred Smith, Heavens Above!, British Lion/Romulus/Janus, 1963.
- Lucky Dave, The Small World of Sammy Lee, Seven Arts, 1963.
- Fred Gooding, Sparrows Can't Sing, Janus, 1963.
- Henry, French Dressing, Warner Brothers, 1964.
- Bunting, A Place to Go, British Lion, 1964.
- Algernon, Help!, United Artists, 1965.
- Monty Bartlett, The Hill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.
- Shorty, Underworld Informers (also known as The Informers and The Snout),Continental Distributing, 1965.
- instructor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, United Artists, 1966.
- Adam Scarr, The Deadly Affair, Columbia, 1967.
- Clapper, How I Won the War, United Artists, 1967.
- fire extinguisher salesman, The Mini-Affair, United Screen Arts, 1968.
- plastic mac man, The Bed Sitting Room, United Artists, 1969.
- Sir Tunbelly Clumsey, Lock Up Your Daughters, Columbia, 1969.
- Park keeper, Egghead's Robot, Film Producer's Guild, 1970.
- Roscoe, The Firechasers, R.F.D. Productions, 1970.
- Prince Regent, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Paramount, 1970.
- portly gentleman, Scrooge, National General, 1970.
- Weller, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Warner Brothers, 1970.
- Mr. Perkins, Melody (also known as S.W.A.L.K.), Levitt-Pickman, 1971.
- Mr. Salt, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Paramount, 1971.
- Burgermeister, The Pied Piper, Paramount, 1972.
- Social Director Curain, Juggernaut, United Artists, 1974.
- Planchet, The Three Musketeers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.
- Moriarty's aide, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
- Bishop of Paris, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Roadshow, 1975.
- Planchet, The Four Musketeers (also known as The Revenge of Milady), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
- Superintendent Grubbs, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, Buena Vista, 1975.
- Old Roue, Royal Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
- Hoskins, Not Now, Comrade, EMI Film Distributors, 1976.
- Quincey, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Buena Vista, 1977.
- Corporal Boldini, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Universal, 1977.
- voice of Pipkin, Watership Down (animated), AVCO-Embassy, 1978.
- Bidley, The Omega Connection (also known as The London Connection), BuenaVista, 1979.
- Innkeeper, Hawk the Slayer, ITC, 1980.
- Seldon, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Atlantic, 1980.
- Mr. Garnett, High Rise Donkey, Children's Film Foundation, 1980.
- English Eddie Hagedorn, Hammett, Warner Brothers, 1982.
- Hector Lloyd, The Boys in Blue, Rank, 1983.
- Gardener, Pavlova--A Woman for All Time, Poseidon, 1985.
- Dutch, Pirates, Cannon, 1986.
- Vormieter, Unusual Ground Floor Conversation (short film), Film Four International, 1987.
- Jack Splendide, Just Ask for Diamond (also known as The Falcon's Malteser), Twentieth Century-Fox/King's Road Entertainment, 1988.
- Also appeared in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, American National Enterprises, 1972; Rentadick, Virgin, 1972; Candleshoe, Buena Vista, 1978; and inRaising the Roof, The Garnett Saga, That's Your Funeral, Eskimo Nell, Threefor All, The Amorous Milkman, and Dick Turpin.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Jerry, George and Mildred, syndicated, 1984.
- Also Shades of Greene, PBS; That Was the Week That Was; Inside George Webley; and Andy Robson.
- Holidaymaker, Madame Sin, ABC, 1972.
- Friar Tuck, The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, CBS, 1984.
- Balbi, Casanova, ABC, 1987.
- the Common Man, A Man for All Seasons, TNT, 1988.
- Squaring the Circle (documentary), TVS, 1983.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, September 28, 1988.
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