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Who Is Rory Kinnear? Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Early Life, Marriage & Children, Net Worth, A Sad News About His Sister Karina And Many More Facts You Need To Know

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Rory Michael Kinnear (born February 17, 1976) [citation needed] is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theater. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare’s villain Iago in the Othello National Theater production. He is known for playing Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Specter, and No Time to Die, and in various video games in the franchise. He is the youngest actor to play the role of Bill Tanner. He also won a Laurence Olivier Award for portraying Sir Fopling Flutter in a 2008 version of George Etherege’s The Man of Mode, and a British Independent Film Award for his performance in the 2012 film Broken. On television, he is known for playing Michael in the BBC comedy Count Arthur Strong (2013–), Lord Lucan in the two-part ITV series Lucan, Frankenstein’s Monster in Penny Dreadful and the lead role of Prime Minister Michael Callow in “The National Anthem”, the first episode of the Black Mirror anthology series.


He is 44 years old.

Early Life

Kinnear was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the son of actor Roy Kinnear and actress Carmel Cryan.  He has two sisters, Karina and Kirsty. The first died of the coronavirus in May 2020. He is the grandson of the Scottish International Rugby Union and rugby league player Roy Kinnear and the godson of actor Michael Williams, the husband of Judi Dench. Educated at Tower House School and St Paul’s School, London, London, he read English at Balliol College, Oxford, and then studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.



Kinnear’s performances in Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Mary Stuart and Trevor Nunn’s Hamlet, in which he played Laertes, met with acclaim. He also achieved recognition as the outrageous Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man of Mode at the National Theatre, winning a Laurence Olivier Award and Ian Charleson Award. Other notable theatre work includes the lead in Thomas Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy, the role of Pyotr in Maxim Gorky’s Philistines and the role of Mitia in a stage adaptation of the Nikita Mikhalkov film Burnt by the Sun, all for the National Theatre. In 2010, he played Angelo in Measure for Measure at the Almeida Theatre.[citation needed] Later in 2010 he played the title role in Hamlet at the National Theatre. The two portrayals won him the best actor award in the Evening Standard drama awards for 2010. Kinnear appeared in The Last of the Haussmans by Stephen Beresford at the National Theatre during the summer of 2012. The production was broadcast to cinemas around the world on 11 October 2012 through the National Theatre Live programme. He starred as Iago opposite Adrian Lester in the title role of Othello in 2013 at the National Theatre throughout the summer of 2013. Both actors won the Best Actor award in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for their roles; the award is normally given to only one actor, but the judges were unable to choose between the two men. From September 2013, the Bush Theatre in London staged Kinnear’s debut play The Herd, directed by Howard Davies. The play ran at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago beginning 2 April 2015. In October 2017 he appeared in the title role of Young Marx, the premiere production at the Bridge Theatre. He returned to the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre to star as the title role in Macbeth with Anne-Marie Duff from February 2018.


For The Threepenny Opera (a “play with songs”) at the Olivier Theater from May to October 2016, Kinnear found her singing voice “inactive” for the role of Macheath. In February 2017, he debuted as a director with The Winter’s Tale, a new opera written by Ryan Wigglesworth and based on Shakespeare’s play for English National Opera.


He currently portrays Bill Tanner in the Daniel Craig era James Bond film series after taking over from Michael Kitchen. He is the fourth person to play the character. He has appeared in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). As well as the films, Kinnear also lends his voice and likeness to the Bond video games; GoldenEye 007 (2010), James Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010) and 007 Legends (2012). In 2014, he played the fictional character, Detective Nock, in The Imitation Game based loosely on the biography Alan Turing:The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. In January 2017 he portrayed Ellmann in the Netflix film iBoy. He played Henry Hunt in Mike Leigh’s 2018 film Peterloo.


Further to his theatre work he received particularly positive reviews for his sympathetic portrayal of Denis Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), a BBC dramatisation of the early years of Margaret Thatcher’s political career, which also starred Andrea Riseborough and Samuel West. He also starred alongside Lucy Punch and Toby Stephens in the BBC Two series Vexed. Broadcast on 19 October 2010, he was the co-lead in the BBC4 TV drama, The First Men in the Moon written by and co-starring Mark Gatiss. In 2011, he provided narration during the BBC Proms production of ‘Henry V – suite’ arranged by Muir Mathieson during their Film Music Prom. He appeared in the lead role of Prime Minister Michael Callow in “The National Anthem”, the first episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In July 2012, Kinnear appeared as Bolingbroke in Richard II, a BBC Two adaptation of the play of the same name, with Ben Whishaw as King Richard and Patrick Stewart as John of Gaunt.[17] From 2013 onwards, he has starred in the BBC series Count Arthur Strong as Michael. He has also appeared in the Channel 4 drama Southcliffe. In December 2013 he appeared as British peer and suspected murderer Lord Lucan in the two-part ITV series Lucan. He also appeared as Frankenstein’s monster in the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful, which premiered 11 May 2014. In 2017 he appeared in the British miniseries Guerrilla as a Chief Inspector in the Special Branches. In 2017 he starred as Robert Lessing in the BBC Two comedy series Quacks, which ridicules the early days of medicine in England. In 2018 he appeared in the first episode of the fourth series of the BBC One comedy series Inside No. 9, Zanzibar, which being a Shakespearean parody, was written in mainly rhyming couplets, with Rory Kinnear playing identical twins and long-lost sons. In 2019, Kinnear played Craig Oliver in the Channel 4 television film Brexit: The Uncivil War. and the desperate financial advisor Stephen Lyons in the futuristic series Years and Years.


In 2010, he played Flugkapitän Jürgen Rahl in the BBC Radio Slipstream drama as a disgruntled German pilot who joins a mission to rob a Nazi-hosted alien spacecraft.

Personal life

His parents are Roy Kinnear and Carmel Cryan. Kinnear is engaged to actress Pandora Colin.  The couple has a son, Riley, born in 2010 and a daughter, Hope, born in 2014.

Rory Kinnear Net Worth

According to Trending Celebs Now, Rory Kinnear’s estimated net worth, salary, income, cars, lifestyles, and many more details have been updated below. Let’s see, how rich is Rory Kinnear in 2020? Estimated net worth in 2019 $ 1 million – $ 5 million (approx.) Net worth of the previous year (2018) $ 100,000 – $ 1 million Annual salary under review. Income source Primary income source Television actor (profession).

He said about his sister Karina’s death

My sister died of coronavirus. She needed care but her life was not disposable.

My sister Karina has died at the age of 48. She tested positive for coronavirus early last week and it quickly attacked her stomach, her lungs and her kidneys. When she was admitted to hospital the carbon dioxide levels in her blood soon began to rise, a worrying sign.

On Saturday we all variously FaceTimed her to tell her how much she meant to us and tried to raise one more of her life-affirming laughs, desperately scanning the screen for any sign of responsiveness, any sign of hope. By then, however, we knew that she was only being kept alive in hospital by her BiPap (bilevel positive airway) machine and on Sunday lunchtime we were, with great kindness and tact, told we should say our final virtual goodbyes.

A nurse, Patricia, held up Karina’s iPad while my mum, via FaceTime on her mobile, narrated a favourite story of hers for the last time and thanked her for the happiness she had brought us all. Mum then held up her home phone to her mobile, where my other sister, Kirsty, at hers, was able to say how much she loved her and would miss her. And then Kirsty held up her husband’s phone to hers where I, on loudspeaker, from my house, played Karina one of her favourite songs and told her how proud I was to have been her brother and what gratitude I felt for what she had taught me about life.

We had wanted to be with her together as a family and, under lockdown conditions – and knowing my mother’s strengths lie in areas other than navigating Zoom meetings – it was as good as we could have hoped.

Karina’s death is what we have feared ever since the disease took hold so rapaciously in Italy in February. Her lung capacity was so diminished that we knew, given the reports of its effects, that it was likely to prove incredibly dangerous for her. Her conditions weren’t just “underlying”, they were life-defining, for her and for us, even if she remained unaware of their severity. But Karina had defied predictions her entire life.


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