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Roy Kinnear is a Actor British born on 8 january 1934 at Wigan (United-kingdom)

Roy Kinnear

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Birth name Roy Mitchell Kinnear
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 8 january 1934 at Wigan (United-kingdom)
Death 20 september 1988 (at 54 years) at Madrid (Espagne)

Roy Mitchell Kinnear (8 January 1934 – 20 September 1988) was a British character actor. He was familiar to many audiences, for his appearances in many British television comedy shows, and is also remembered for his film appearances as Veruca Salt's father in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and as Planchet in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers and its two sequels. It was during the filming of the latter sequel that Kinnear died as a result of a riding accident.


Kinnear was married to actress Carmel Cryan. They had three children, including TV and theatre actor Rory and casting director Kirsty. Their elder daughter, Karina, was born with cerebral palsy.

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Ken Thorne
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Filmography of Roy Kinnear (59 films)

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The Princess and the Goblin, 1h22
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom, Roy Kinnear, Rik Mayall, Victor Spinetti, Peggy Mount
Roles Mump
Rating68% 3.443243.443243.443243.443243.44324
In a mountainous kingdom, the widowed King leaves to attend affairs of state, leaving his beloved daughter, Princess Irene, alone with her nursemaid, Lootie. When Irene is on an outing with Lootie, she runs away on purpose, and Lootie cannot find her. When sun sets, Irene is lost in a sinister forest, and is attacked when a clawed hands bursts through the earth and attempts to seize her kitten, Turnip. Several deformed animals corner the frightened Princess, until a strange singing sounds through the trees, driving them into a fit, and they flee. The singing is revealed to be a young boy, Curdie, the son of a miner. He discovers Irene is lost, and leads her back to the castle. He informs her that the monsters were goblins and their "pets", and that they are driven away by singing. Curdie says that everyone except the King and his family know of the goblins, and Irene reveals she is a Princess.
The Boys
The Boys (1991)
, 2h3
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Dudley Sutton, Ronald Lacey, Felix Aylmer, Wilfrid Brambell
Roles Mark Samuel (bus conductor)
Rating71% 3.5838353.5838353.5838353.5838353.583835
A night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four teddy boys are put on trial for the crime. Witnesses and suspects give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, and the truth emerges.
The Return of the Musketeers, 1h42
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Actors Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, C. Thomas Howell, Kim Cattrall
Roles Planchet
Rating60% 3.04973.04973.04973.04973.0497
Twenty years after the events of The Four Musketeers, Cardinal Mazarin has imprisoned the Duke of Beaufort. Mazarin hires d'Artagnan to bring together Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, to work for him. Porthos accepts, but Athos and Aramis decline. By this time, Athos has a son named Raoul.
Just Ask for Diamond, 1h30
Directed by Stephen Bayly
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Dursley McLinden, Saeed Jaffrey, Susannah York, Jimmy Nail, Michael Robbins, Alison Ruffelle
Roles Jack Splendide
Rating61% 3.051153.051153.051153.051153.05115
A pair of brothers are paid to take care of a confectionery box, but soon come under pressure from various people seeking its contents.
A Man for All Seasons, 2h30
Directed by Charlton Heston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films based on plays, Films about royalty
Actors Charlton Heston, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Johnson, Roy Kinnear, Benjamin Whitrow
Roles The Common Man
Rating74% 3.731283.731283.731283.731283.73128
Henry VIII veut divorcer de sa femme, et cherche l'approbation de l'aristocratie. Sir Thomas More est un homme de principe et de la raison, et est ainsi placé dans une position difficile: doit-il se lever pour ses principes, au risque de la colère d'un roi corrompu aime exécuter des personnes pour trahison? Ou doit-il se plier à la corruption apparemment imparable de Henry VIII, qui n'a aucun scrupule à plier la loi en fonction de ses propres besoins?
Pirates (1986)
, 2h4
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Swashbuckler, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Walter Matthau, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs, Charlotte Lewis
Roles Dutch
Rating61% 3.0512353.0512353.0512353.0512353.051235
Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red and his first mate, Frog, are stranded aboard a raft at sea. Close to death from starvation and dehydration, Red tries to kill and eat Frog, but they are rescued by a Spanish galleon and are forced into slavery. Red inspires the slaves to mutiny and takes control of the vessel. Frog falls in love with the niece of a Spanish colonial governor, and unsuccessfully romances her. Red covets a golden throne that the Spanish have taken from an Aztec king. Through several adventures, Red recruits a crew of cutthroats to steal the throne. Despite their efforts, Red and Frog are ultimately stranded on a raft again, where Red sits on his golden throne and urges Frog to "fatten up".
The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, 1h31
Directed by Ray Austin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors George Segal, Morgan Fairchild, Roddy McDowall, Janet Suzman, Tom Baker, Robert Hardy
Roles Friar Tuck
Rating52% 2.645182.645182.645182.645182.64518
In not-so-merry-old-England during the 13th Century, the neurotic Prince John (Roddy McDowell) sits on the throne, supported by his evil henchman, Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Tom Baker) and constantly ridiculed by his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine (Janet Suzman). While celebrating his birthday, the Prince becomes unhappy when he discovers his older brother, Richard, is not dead as everyone thought but rather being held for ransom in Austria. As Richard is the rightful King of England, this creates a problem for Prince John. However, Gisbourne openly suggests that they tax the Saxon peasants to raise the ransom, while secretly confiding in the Prince that the King will most likely die of pneumonia before the year is out and that they will keep the money.
The Boys in Blue, 1h19
Directed by Val Guest
Genres Comedy
Actors Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear, Eric Sykes, Jack Douglas
Roles Mr. Lloyd
Rating45% 2.284352.284352.284352.284352.28435
Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they decide to invent some crimes to justify their existence. When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidentally stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings. It is up to the two bungling cops to stop them escaping with their haul.
Hammett (1982)
, 1h37
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about writers
Actors Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Roy Kinnear, Elisha Cook, Jr., Richard Bradford
Roles English Eddie Hagedorn
Rating64% 3.2491353.2491353.2491353.2491353.249135
San Francisco-based Dashiell Hammett, trying to put his Pinkerton detective days behind him while establishing himself as a writer, finds himself drawn back into his old life one last time by the irresistible call of friendship and to honor a debt.
Return of the Ewok, 24minutes
Directed by Irvin Kershner, David Tomblin
Genres Science fiction, Documentary
Themes Space adventure films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Warwick Davis, Harrison Ford, Roy Kinnear, Mark Hamill, Robert Watts, Carrie Fisher
Roles Maxwell Mercury Talent Agent
Rating61% 3.0887553.0887553.0887553.0887553.088755
Return of the Ewok focuses on the fictional account of Davis' decision to become an actor and act as Wicket in Return of the Jedi (notably, however, Davis refers to the film as Revenge of the Jedi, its temporary pre-release title). It also follows his transformation into Wicket. As Warwick and as Wicket, he visits and interacts with many of the cast and crew of the movie and then characters of the movie. As Warwick, he goes to Elstree Studios where he interacts with the cast, both in and out of character. At one point, he even interacts with Luke Skywalker as he jumps out of a movie screen. As Wicket, he goes to Dagobah to see Yoda, and the Death Star to see Darth Vader, and is chased by Boba Fett.
If You Go Down in the Woods Today, 1h18
Directed by Eric Sykes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Eric Sykes, Robin Bailey, Norman Bird, Glyn Houston, Roy Kinnear, Marc Sinden
Roles Fishfingers
Rating60% 3.03283.03283.03283.03283.0328
A Boy Scout troop led by their scoutmaster (Sykes) is on a field trip to a seemingly-peaceful English woodland. However, the woods are actually teeming with strange characters, some of whom turn out to be disguised police officers and others criminals. The police are searching for £2,000,000 in stolen banknotes and hope that the criminals will lead them to them. The criminals, on the other hand, are aware that the police are looking for them and doing their best to avoid betraying the location of their stash. It later transpires that the money is just a smokescreen for a top-secret document that the gang's leader - actually a KGB officer - is trying to smuggle out of the country. Despite an escalation of security in which the police are eventually joined by the army, navy and air force, it is the scoutmaster's chaotic bungling that leads him to discover the money and flush out the ringleader. At the end it is revealed that the scoutmaster was in fact an undercover police officer and that his bungling was a ruse.
Rhubarb Rhubarb, 28minutes
Directed by Eric Sykes
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Jimmy Edwards, Eric Sykes, Bob Todd, Charlie Drake, Bill Fraser, Nicholas Bond-Owen
Rating65% 3.284933.284933.284933.284933.28493
A police inspector is so intent on winning a round of golf against a vicar, despite his lack of ability at the game, that he employs his constable to furtively disentangle his ball from the odd spots in which it usually comes to rest - while his opponent looks for help from a higher power...
Hawk the Slayer, 1h34
Directed by Terry Marcel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Patricia Quinn, Cheryl Campbell, William Morgan Sheppard
Roles Innkeeper
Rating55% 2.7502652.7502652.7502652.7502652.750265
The wicked Voltan kills his own father when the latter refuses to turn over the magic of the "last elven mindstone". Before the old man dies, he bequeaths a great sword with a pommel shaped like a human hand to his other son, Hawk. The hand comes to life and grasps the mindstone. The sword is now imbued with magical powers and can respond to Hawk's mental commands. Hawk then vows to avenge his father by killing Voltan.
The London Connection, 1h40
Directed by Robert Clouse
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Jeffrey Byron, Larry Cedar, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague, Mona Washbourne, David Kossoff
Roles Bidley
Rating66% 3.3182853.3182853.3182853.3182853.318285
The description on the back of the Disney home video release reads: "An exciting adventure begins for a young American government agent after he witnesses the kidnapping of a noted European scientist in London. The only item left behind in this startling incident is a gold ring, inscribed with an address that leads the youth into a massive conspiracy of international proportions. A baffling series of clues and a high-speed boat chase in the Port of London add up to a superlative Disney mystery thriller!"