Roy Kinnear


Actor

About

Birth Place
Wigan, England, GB
Born
January 08, 1934
Died
September 20, 1988
Cause of Death
Fall From A Horse

Biography

Portly, sometimes mustached, stage-trained British character actor of film and TV of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Kinnear first gained notoriety on British TV as a regular on the groundbreaking weekly topical satire series, "That Was the Week That Was" in the early 60s. With his large, round face and often bulging eyes, Kinnear sweated and flustered his way through many a frantic comedy, as w...

Family & Companions

Carmel Cryan
Wife
Actor.

Biography

Portly, sometimes mustached, stage-trained British character actor of film and TV of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Kinnear first gained notoriety on British TV as a regular on the groundbreaking weekly topical satire series, "That Was the Week That Was" in the early 60s. With his large, round face and often bulging eyes, Kinnear sweated and flustered his way through many a frantic comedy, as well as dramas and period fare, playing characters both sympathetic and not. Children of a certain age may best recall him in "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971) as Mr. Salt, the pompous, indulgent father of the bratty Veruca Salt. His non-comedy credits include "The Hill" (1965), director Sidney Lumet's hard-hitting military prison drama starring Sean Connery, and the Hammer horror entry, "Taste the Blood of Dracula" (1969).

Kinnear had a rather broad performing style which some reviewers quickly found tiresome. In contrast he seemed to positively enchant American expatriate director Richard Lester who cast him in eight features including the Beatles vehicle "Help!" (1965) as the bumbling assistant to mad scientist Victor Spinetti, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1966), "How I Won the War" (1967) and "The Four Musketeers" (1975) and "Return of the Musketeers" (1989). Kinnear died during the shooting of the latter when he fell off a horse.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Princess and the Goblin (1994)
Voice
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
A Man For All Seasons (1988)
Diamond's Edge (1988)
Unusual Ground Floor Conversation (1987)
Casanova (1987)
Pirates (1986)
Zany Adventures Of Robin Hood (1984)
Pavlova (1983)
The Boys in Blue (1983)
Squaring the Circle (1983)
Hammett (1982)
Hawk The Slayer (1980)
High Rise Donkey (1980)
The Omega Connection (1979)
Watership Down (1978)
Voice
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Not Now, Comrade (1977)
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977)
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Royal Flash (1976)
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
The Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
Juggernaut (1974)
Barry Mckenzie Holds His Own (1974)
The Pied Piper (1972)
Burgermaster Poppendick
Rentadick (1972)
Madame Sin (1972)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Mr. [Henry] Salt
Melody (1971)
Scrooge (1970)
Portly gentleman
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
Prince Regent
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
Weller
Lock Up Your Daughters (1969)
Sir Tunbelly Clumsey
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Plastic Mac Man
The Mini-Affair (1968)
Fire extinguisher salesman
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Adam Scarr
How I Won the War (1967)
Clapper
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Instructor
Underworld Informers (1965)
Shorty
Help! (1965)
Algernon
The Hill (1965)
Monty Bartlett
Heavens Above! (1963)
Fred Smith
Tiara Tahiti (1963)
Capt. Tom Enderby
Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)
Fred Gooding
The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963)
Lucky Dave
The Boys (1963)
French Dressing (1963)
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Disney's Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Hill, The (1965) - A-1 Fit For Punishment At a British military stockade In WWII North Africa, Sgt. Williams (Ian Hendry) works out the prisoners (Sean Connery, Ossie Davis, Jack Watson, Roy Kinnear and Alfred Lynch as Stevens), and Harris (Ian Bannen) fails to persuade commandant Wilson (Harry Andrews) to ease up, in The Hill, 1965.
Hill, The (1965) - Let's Have Your Names Sergeant Major Wilson (Harry Andrews) interviews five new prisoners (Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery), delivered from their own courts-martial, at a British WWII military stockade in North Africa, early in Sidney Lumet's The Hill, 1965.
Three Musketeers, The (1973) - Whenever It's Offered Lodger and musketeer-in-waiting D'Artagnan (Michael York) acquires a servant (Roy Kinnear) then lodging from Bonacieux (Spike Milligan), whose wife Constance (Raquel Welch), turns his head, in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers, 1973.
Three Musketeers, The (1973) - Treason It May Be Already down a man, Aramis (Richard Chamberlain) and Athos (Oliver Reed) fall in an ambush, D'artagnan (Michael York) and servant (Roy Kinnear) carrying on, while in England, Milady (Faye Dunaway) has her way with regrettably fickle Buckingham (Simon Ward), in The Three Musketeers, 1973.
Juggernaut (1974) - Seven Bombs Aboard Introducing cruise line executive Porter (Ian Holm) at home, taking the pivotal phone call, director Richard Lester neatly cutting to the ship where Captain Brunel (Omar Sharif), first officer Hollingsworth (Mark Burns) and others respond, in Juggernaut, 1974.
Juggernaut (1974) - Britannic, Southampton Location shooting at Southampton, England, director Richard Lester's loose introduction of some principals, Omar Sharif, Anthony Hopkins, his wife Caroline Mortimer with kids, Roy Kinnear the social director, and Shirley Knight, opening Juggernaut, 1974.
Juggernaut (1974) - Spasmodic After the first night at sea, Roy Kinnear the social director, officer Hollingsworth (Mark Burns) with a theory about what the captain (Omar Sharif) has been up to with passenger Mrs. Bannister (Shirley Knight), early in Richard Lester's Juggernaut, 1974.
How I Won The War - My First Command In training, Transom (Lee Montague) drilling the troop (Ronald Lacey, John Lennon et al), Col. Grapple (reciting), then Goodbody (Michael Crawford) counseling Clapper (Roy Kinnear), in Richard Lester's How I Won The War, 1967.
How I Won The War - Noblest Of Games Early narration by Lt. Goodbody (Michael Crawford), introducing Transom (Lee Monntague), Juniper (Jack MacGowran), Gripweed (Beatle John Lennon) then Col. Grapple (Michael Hordern) in Richard Lester's How I Won The War, 1967.

Trailer

Family

Kirsty Kinnear
Daughter
Actor. Born c. 1974.
Karina Kinnear
Daughter
Rory Kinnear
Son

Companions

Carmel Cryan
Wife
Actor.

Bibliography