Rory Kinnear is an award-winning British actor, perhaps best known for his role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Other film credits include Trespass Against Us, iBoy, Man Up, Cuban Fury, Broken (won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the BIFA’s), Wild Target and Academy Award and BAFTA nominated The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
Kinnear’s TV credits include Inside No. 9, Guerrilla, Quacks, The Casual Vacancy, Penny Dreadful, the sitcom Count Arthur Strong, the Tony Grisoni-written Southcliffe (for which he was nominated for a Bafta for Best Supporting Actor), Loving Miss Hatto, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Rupert Goold’s Richard II as Bolingbroke and ITV drama Lucan in which he could be seen starring as the title role.
Kinnear is of course also hugely respected for his theatre work, winning the Evening Standard Award’s ‘Best Actor’ in 2010, for his performances in Measure For Measure (Almeida Theatre) and Hamlet (National Theatre), and again in 2013 for his performance as Iago in Othello (National Theatre). For the latter role he has also picked up an Olivier Award – an award he also won (‘Best Supporting Actor’) for his performance as Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man Of Mode in 2008. He has also been nominated twice before for his performances in both Hamlet and Burnt By The Sun. Rory’s recent stage credits include Rufus Norris’ The Threepenny Opera and Macbeth and the inaugural production at the new Bridge Theatre, Young Marx.
Recent releases include Mike Leigh’s latest epic Peterloo and BBC’s all-star cast Watership Down.
He has recently finished filming Russell T Davies’ Years and Years opposite Emma Thompson and Catherine The Great opposite Helen Mirren.
Kinnear is also an award-winning playwright for his debut play The Herd and made his directorial debut with the English National Opera’s production of A Winter’s Tale in 2017.