Was announced he would star in the title role of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", opposite Clare Higgins as "Gertrude", at the National Theatre, London, UK, for Autumn 2010. [January 2010]
Rory Kinnear was only 10 years old when his father, Roy Kinnear died in a tragic horse riding accident, while on location in Madrid, Spain, filming The Return of the Musketeers (1989). "The Return of the Musketeers" was one of two films which were dedicated to Roy, the other being A Man for All Seasons (1988).
I can tell you it's all bullshit. It feels like my name has been randomly chosen to satisfy the public appetite. I can firmly deny that I am the next Doctor Who (2005). I don't know what the motive was - to be honest I can't even be bothered to think about it. Having said that, the rumour doesn't do any harm. I just know the show as something that's out there in the ether. I realise that it's really popular and that it's an important job for an actor.
I don't where it came from and how these things evolve. I haven't been and I am totally certain that I will not be asked to be the next Doctor Who (2005). If I was an actor who was really longing to play Doctor Who, then this would be torturous, but it's a programme I've never watched, so I don't even really know what it is.