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Rory Kinnear Biography

Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2014BAFTA Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated