Roy Kinnear

Biography

Date of Birth 8 January 1934, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK Date of Death 20 September 1988, Madrid, Spain (broke his pelvis after falling from a horse and subsequently bled to death) Birth Name Roy Mitchell Kinnear Height 5' 5" (1.65 m) Mini Biography After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the original members of the television series "That Was the Week That Was" (1962). Around this time, he also established his film career, specializing in jovial, yet sometimes slightly sinister, characters, such as Finney, Moriarty's henchman, in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975). Another characteristic role was that of Planchet in the Musketeer movies, a role that tragically led to his death from a riding accident during the filming of The Return of the Musketeers (1989). Trivia He appeared in the music video, "All I Need Is A Miracle", by Mike + The Mechanics. Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh. He appeared at the beginning of the music video, "Taken In", by Mike + The Mechanics. While filming The Return of the Musketeers (1989), he fell from a horse, breaking his pelvis. Tragically, he subsequently bled to death. Father of actor Rory Kinnear and Kirsty Kinnear. Appeared in Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983) with James Fox, who plays the part of Mr. Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), which is the same role Kinnear played in the original version, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). Did a great deal of charity work for handicapped and disabled children, after his daughter Karina was born with Cerebal Palsy.

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Birth Name

Roy Mitchell Kinnear

Birth Place

Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK

Birth Date

1/8/1934

Death Date

9/20/1988
Known For
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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Mr. Salt

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Gladiator Instructor

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How I Won The War

Clapper

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Hammett

English Eddie Hagedorn

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The Princess and the Goblin

Mump (voice)

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Sparrows Can't Sing

Fred

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Amy

Bidley

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The London Connection

Bidley

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The Bed Sitting Room

Plastic Mac Man

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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Quincey

Starring In
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Since You've Been Gone

Planchet

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The Princess and the Goblin

Mump (voice)

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The return of the three musketeers

Planchet

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Just Ask for Diamond

Jack Splendide

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Pirates

Dutch

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Return of the Ewok

Maxwell Mercury Talent Agent

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Hammett

English Eddie Hagedorn

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Amy

Bidley

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Hawk the Slayer

Innkeeper

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Selden the Axe Murderer

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The London Connection

Bidley

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Minder - Series 7 - Complete

Fat Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1989)

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Watership Down

Pipkin (voice)

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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Quincey

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Boldini

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Not Now, Comrade

Hoskins

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The Amorous Milkman

Sergeant

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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Moriarty's Assistant

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One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

Superintendent Grubbs

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Juggernaut

Social Director Curtain

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The Four Musketeers

Planchet

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Till Death Do Us Part - 1974 Series

Sid / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1974)

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The Three Musketeers

Planchet

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Man About The House - The Complete Sixth Series

Jerry (3 episodes, 1974-1975)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Cheshire Cat

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That's Your Funeral

Purvis

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The Pied Piper

Burgermeister Poppendick

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Madame Sin

Holidaymaker

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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Mr. Salt

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Melody

Mr. Perkins

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The Firechasers

Roscoe

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Scrooge

2nd Gentleman of Charity

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Taste the Blood of Dracula

Weller

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Prince Regent

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The Bed Sitting Room

Plastic Mac Man

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Only When I Larf

Hotel Chef (uncredited)

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How I Won The War

Clapper

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Gladiator Instructor

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The Deadly Affair

Adam Scarr

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Help!

Algernon

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The Hill

Monty Bartlett

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Hamlet at Elsinore

Gravedigger

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The Informers

Shorty

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Heavens Above!

Fred Smith

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Sparrows Can't Sing

Fred

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The Small World of Sammy Lee

Lucky Dave

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A Place to Go

Bunting

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The Boys

Mark Salmon

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Tiara Tahiti

Capt. Enderby

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The Millionairess

Undetermined Role (uncredited)

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