Rory Kinnear

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Says that he started acting as a way to get to know his father better, actor Roy Kinnear, who died when Rory was 10-years-old.
  • He originally planned on becoming a butcher.
  • At age 15, he learned the piano and participated in his first theater performance through school, Cyrano.
  • Performed with the Royal Shakespeare company and won two awards for his performance in the Restoration comedy, The Man of Mode, in 2008 — a Laurence Olivier Award and an Ian Charleson Award.
  • Played Iago, opposite Adrian Lester, in Othello at the National Theatre in 2013; the two men tied for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor.


  • 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2011, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2014, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2010, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Karina Kinnear — Sister
  • Riley Kinnear — Son
  • Carmel Cryan — Mother
  • Kirsty Kinnear — Sister
  • Roy Kinnear — Father
  • Pandora Colin — Significant Other


  • University of Oxford, Balliol College, Oxford, England; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England


  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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