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Roy Kinnear (1934–1988)


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 ... See full bio »

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 1989 Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look (Video)
Roy, the manager (video 'All I Need Is A Miracle' & 'Taken In') [1985])
 1980-1989 Minder (TV Series)
Fat Charlie / Whaley
- It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie (1989) ... Fat Charlie
- You Gotta Have Friends (1980) ... Whaley
 1988 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
The Common Man
 1988 Casualty (TV Series)
Brian McCarthy
- A Wing and a Prayer (1988) ... Brian McCarthy
 1988 Diamond's Edge
Jack Splendide
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Funeral Director
- There Was an Old Woman (1988) ... Funeral Director
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Piper
 1987 Unusual Ground Floor Conversion (Short)
Previous Tenant
 1987 Boon (TV Series)
Harold Beamish
- Wheels of Fortune (1987) ... Harold Beamish
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Balbi
 1987 Hardwicke House (TV Series)
R G Wickham / Mr. Wickham
- The Visit (1987) ... Mr. Wickham
 1986 Cinderella: The Shoe Must Go On (TV Movie)
Baron Hardup
 1984-1986 The Clairvoyant (TV Series)
Arnold Bristow
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Arnold Bristow
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Arnold Bristow
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Arnold Bristow
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Arnold Bristow
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Arnold Bristow
 1985-1986 Bertha (TV Series)
Narrator / Ted / Roy / ...
- Tom's New Friend (1986) ... Narrator / Ted / Roy / ... (voice)
- The Big Sneeze (1986) ... Narrator / Ted / Roy / ... (voice)
- Bertha's Birthday Party (1985) ... Narrator / Ted / Roy / ... (voice)
- The Burglars (1985) ... Narrator / Ted / Roy / ... (voice)
- The Big Order (1985) ... Narrator / Ted / Roy / ... (voice)
 1986 Pirates
Dutch
 1985 Super Gran (TV Series)
Cyril Small
- Supergran and the Super Match (1985) ... Cyril Small
 1984 This Office Life (TV Movie)
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
Kania
 1982-1984 SuperTed (TV Series)
Bulk
- SuperTed Meets Father Christmas (1984) ... Bulk (voice)
- SuperTed on Planet Spot (1983) ... Bulk (voice)
- SuperTed and Nuts in Space (1983) ... Bulk (voice)
- SuperTed at the Funfair (1983) ... Bulk (voice)
 1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
Insp. Travers
- The Lady from St. Petersburg (1983) ... Insp. Travers
 1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.6 (1983) ... Various
 1983 Lady Is a Tramp (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1982 Return of the Ewok (Video short)
Maxwell Mercury Talent Agent
 1982 The Boys in Blue
Mr. Lloyd
 1982 Anyone for Denis? (TV Movie)
Boris
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Cabbie
- The Girl in the Train (1982) ... Cabbie
 1982 Hammett
English Eddie Hagedorn
 1972-1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Mirror / King Em
- The Witching Hour (1982) ... Mirror
- Daft Sam (1972) ... King Em
 1982 Maths Counts (TV Series)
 1982 Towser (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1981 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
Keiller
- Gold (1981) ... Keiller
 1981 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Clanton
 1981 We Had Some Happy Hours (TV Movie)
Husband
 1980-1981 Janet and Company (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1981)
- Pilot (1980)
 1979-1981 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #19.6 (1981)
- In Majorca (1980)
- Episode #17.6 (1979)
- Episode #17.4 (1979)
- Episode #17.2 (1979)
 1981 The Good Companions (TV Series)
Alfred Nott
- Salvage Work (1981) ... Alfred Nott
 1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb (Short)
Home Owner
 1980 Hawk the Slayer
Innkeeper
 1980 Metal Mickey (TV Series)
Wilf
- Mickey in Love (1980) ... Wilf
 1980 Rushton's Illustrated (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1980)
- Episode #1.4 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1980 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Royston Higson
- Some Enchanted Evening (1980) ... Royston Higson
 1980 High Rise Donkey
Mr. Garnett
 1979 Quincy's Quest
Top
 1976-1979 George & Mildred (TV Series)
Jerry
- In Sickness and in Health (1979) ... Jerry
- All Work and No Pay (1978) ... Jerry
- You Must Have Showers (1978) ... Jerry
- Opportunity Knocks (1978) ... Jerry
- Moving On (1976) ... Jerry
 1979 Mother Nature's Bloomers (TV Series)
Various characters
- No Need to Look Smug, by Jove! (1979) ... Various characters
- What About Verisimilitude? (1979) ... Various characters
- Not a Single Importunate Embrace (1979) ... Various characters
- What Happened in Pudding Lane? (1979) ... Various characters
- Did You Think Our Women Police Would Let You Down? (1979) ... Various characters
 1979 The London Connection
Bidley
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Bidley
- The Omega Connection (1979) ... Bidley
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie)
Ethelred (voice)
 1978 Watership Down
Pipkin (voice)
 1977 The Dick Emery Christmas Show: The Texas Connection (TV Movie)
Bovver Boy's Dad
 1971-1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Roderick Major / Henry Hunter
- The Mayor's Charity (1977) ... Roderick Major
- Everybody Say Cheese (1971) ... Henry Hunter
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Vogel
- Escape from Stalag Luft 112 B (1977) ... Vogel
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
Richard Burton
- Naught for Thy Comfort (1977) ... Richard Burton
 1977 Sink or Swim (Short)
 1976 Not Now, Comrade
Hoskins
 1976 N.U.T.S. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1976)
- Episode #1.5 (1976)
- Episode #1.4 (1976)
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
- Episode #1.2 (1976)
 1976 Get Some In! (TV Series)
Cpl. Jenner
- Complaints (1976) ... Cpl. Jenner
 1975 The Punch Review (TV Series)
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Frankie Little
- I Want the Man (1975) ... Frankie Little
 1974-1975 Man About the House (TV Series)
Jerry
- Right Said George (1975) ... Jerry
- All in the Game (1975) ... Jerry
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Lord Driver
- When Greek Meets Greek (1975) ... Lord Driver
 1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Superintendent Grubbs
 1975 The Loner (TV Series)
Sergeant Hardaker
- Dawson's Connection (1975) ... Sergeant Hardaker
 1975 Three for All
Hounslow Joe
 1971-1975 The Goodies (TV Series)
Emperor / Professor Nuts
- Rome Antics (1975) ... Emperor
- Lost Tribe of the Orinoco (1971) ... Professor Nuts
 1975 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series)
Butcher
- Episode #2.3 (1975) ... Butcher
 1975 Eskimo Nell
Benny U. Murdoch
 1975 The Amorous Milkman
Sergeant
 1974 Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
Bishop of Paris
 1974 Juggernaut
Social Director Curtain
 1974 South Riding (TV Series)
Sid Mail
- The Powers That Be (1974) ... Sid Mail
 1967-1974 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Sid / Alf's Workmate
- Party Night (1974) ... Sid
- The Royal Wedding (1974) ... Sid
- Dock Pilfering (1972) ... Alf's Workmate
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Dr. Smiley
- Billy and the Freudian Slip (1973) ... Dr. Smiley
 1973 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Sid
- Right Hand Man (1973) ... Sid
 1973 The Cobblers of Umbridge (TV Movie)
Dan and Doris Cobbler
 1972 Cheap at Half the Price (TV Movie)
Jimmy Wilcox
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Purvis
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Uncle Arthur
- Uncle (1972) ... Uncle Arthur
 1972 Raising the Roof
Dad Burke
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Bag
- Lushly (1972) ... Bag
 1972 The Alf Garnett Saga
Wally
 1972 The Pied Piper
Burgermeister Poppendick
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Robbins
 1972 Madame Sin
Holidaymaker
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Marks
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1972) ... Marks
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Davidson
- No Ill Feeling! (1971) ... Mr. Davidson
 1971 S.W.A.L.K.
Mr. Perkins
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr Morris
- Big Soft Nellie (1971) ... Mr Morris
 1971 The Stanley Baxter Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (1971)
 1971 The Firechasers
Roscoe
 1970 Egghead's Robot
Park Keeper
 1970 His and Hers (TV Series)
Mr. Moulding
- Crime (1970) ... Mr. Moulding
 1970 All Gas and Gaiters (TV Series)
1st Verger
- The Bishop Beats the System (1970) ... 1st Verger
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1969)
 1969 The Gnomes of Dulwich (TV Series)
'Big' replica
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... 'Big' replica
 1964-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Bagpipes Happychap / Prof. Ernest Quilby / Benedict Napoleon Hickey / ...
- Bizarre (1969) ... Bagpipes Happychap
- The See-Through Man (1967) ... Prof. Ernest Quilby
- The Hour That Never Was (1965) ... Benedict Napoleon Hickey
- Esprit De Corps (1964) ... Private Jessop
 1969 The Jimmy Logan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1969)
 1968 Albert Carter, Q.O.S.O. (Short)
Albert Carter
 1968 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
Moonprince
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series)
- Simply Sheila (1968)
 1967 The Mini-Mob
Fire Extinguisher Salesman
 1967 How I Won the War
Clapper
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Adam Scarr
 1964-1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Ginger Dick / Sydney Lord
- Sam the Samaritan (1965) ... Ginger Dick
- The Siege of Sidney's Street (1964) ... Sydney Lord
 1965 Help!
Algernon
 1964 A Child's Guide to Screenwriting (TV Movie)
Various
 1964 Hamlet at Elsinore (TV Movie)
Gravedigger
 1964 French Dressing
Henry Liggott
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Oliver Strickland
- Studio '64: The Happy Moorings (1964) ... Oliver Strickland
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Mr. Bolt
- August for the People (1964) ... Mr. Bolt
 1963 Underworld Informers
Shorty
 1963 A Place to Go
Bunting
 1963 Heavens Above!
Fred Smith
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee
Lucky Dave
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Fred Gooding
 1962 The Boys
Bus conductor (uncredited)
 1962 Tiara Tahiti
Capt. Enderby
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1961 A Wedding (TV Movie)
Best Man
 1960 The Millionairess
Man Carrying Crate (uncredited)
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He acted in Anthony Bowles' musical, "Mandrake", at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Margaret Burton, Paul Shelley, Sarah Atkinson, Julia McCarthy, Ian Patterson and Sandra Michaels in the cast. See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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