Rory Kinnear Biography
Rory Kinnear is a highly acclaimed British actor and playwright, known for his outstanding work in theatre, television, and films. Born in London in 1978, Kinnear is the son of actor Roy Kinnear and actress Carmel Cryan, and he has two older sisters.
Kinnear received his education from Tower House School, St. Paul’s School, and Balliol College, where he studied English. After completing his education, Rory Kinnear attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he honed his acting skills.
Rory Kinnear’s most notable work has been in theatre, where he has worked with some of the most prestigious theatre companies in the UK, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. He has received widespread critical acclaim for his performances in productions like Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, and The Man of Mode, for which he won both a Laurence Olivier Award and Ian Charleson Award.
Rory Kinnear was also nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in the title role of Hamlet at the National Theatre in 2010. And he shared the Best Actor Award in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards with his co-star Adrian Lester for their performances in Othello at the National Theatre in 2013.
In addition to his theatre work, Kinnear has also made a name for himself on television, appearing in a range of popular shows like Vexed, Black Mirror, and Count Arthur Strong. He has also starred in several miniseries, including Guerrilla and Brexit: The Uncivil War. In 2013, he portrayed Lord Lucan in the two-part ITV series Lucan.
Rory Kinnear has also had success on the big screen, most notably as Bill Tanner in the Daniel Craig-era James Bond film series, taking over the role from Michael Kitchen. He has appeared in four Bond films: Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die. He has also played roles in other films such as The Imitation Game, Peterloo, and his last film Men in 2022.
In addition to his acting work, Rory Kinnear has also written several plays, including The Herd, which premiered in 2013 at the Bush Theatre in London.