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Rory Kinnear On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets

Rory Kinnear was born in London in 1978. After reading English at Balliol College, Oxford, he studied acting at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).

Kinnear has performed many acclaimed roles in theatre, such as his role of Laeres in Phyllida Lloyd’s Hamlet. He was also highly revered for his performance as the National Theatre’s The Man of Mode, playing Sir Fopling Flutter, a role which saw him win a Laurence Olivier Award and an Ian Charleson Award.  He also won best actor at the Evening Standard drama awards in 2010 for his portrayal as title character in Hamlet at the National Theatre and for playing Angelo in Measure For Measure. Other notable performances at the National Theatre include his lead role in The Revenger’s Tragedy, his role as Pyotr in Gorky’s Philistines and also in the theatre adaption of Nikita Mikhalkov’s film Burnt By the Sun, playing Mitia. In 2013 Kinnear won the Evening Standards drama award’s Best Actor Award for the second time for his title role in Othello at the National Theatre. He also won his second Laurence Olivier Award for this role.

Kinnear is also well known for his portrayal of Bill Tanner in the James Bond film series alongside Daniel Craig, in Quantam of Solace (2008), Skyfal (2012) and Spectre (2015), being the fourth person to play this role. He has also appeared in blockbusters such as The Imitation Game (2014), Cuban Fury (2014) and The First Men in the Moon (2010). In television, Kinnear has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor for his role in Southcliffe in 2013, he also won the Satellite Award and received nominations for his performance in Penny Dreadful as The Creature from 2014 until 2016. Other notable television roles include his appearance as Prime Minister Michael Callow in Charlie Brooker’s dark drama Black Mirror, in Silent Witness (2005), Walking the Dead (2009) and Ashes to Ashes (2009).

Rory Kinnear returned to the West End in The Threepenny Opera as Mcheath at the Olivier Theatre in 2016. In October 2017 he appeared in Young Marx, playing the titular Karl Marx, which was the inaugural production at The Bridge Theatre. He also starred in Rufus Norris' production of Macbeth at the National Theatre alongside Anne-Marie Duff in spring 2018. In 2021, he'll star in Force Majeure at the Donmar Warehouse.

as title role of Othello at the National Theatre in 2015

as title role of Hamlet at the Olivier in 2010

as Nick in The Last of the Haussmans in 2012 

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Macbeth Macbeth  OlivierNational Theatre 2018 News
Young Marx Karl Marx Bridge Theatre 2017 Review
The Threepenny Opera Mcheath Olivier  2016




Othello Othello National Theatre 2015 Review
The Last of the Haussmans Nick Lyttelton 2012 Review
Hamlet Hamlet  Lyttelton 2011  
Hamlet Hamlet Olivier 2010 Review
Burnt By The Sun Mitia Lyttelton 2009 Review
Man of Mode Sir Fopling Flutter Olivier 2007  
Mary Stuart   Apollo 2006  
Mary Stuart   Donmar Warehouse 2005 Review
Festen Michael Lyric 2004 Review


Upcoming Shows Featuring Rory Kinnear

Force Majeure
Force Majeure
Donmar Warehouse
From Friday, 10 December, 2021 To Saturday, 5 February, 2022

Stop it. Stop it! Everyone! We’re on holiday, we’re meant to be having a nice time. What the hell is wrong with you? "

Tomas and Ebba are determined to have quality family time with their children, so they head to the Alps on a skiing trip.

But when disaster strikes, their family unit is tested to breaking point with hilarious and tragic consequences. 

Previous shows Featuring Rory Kinnear

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Macbeth Macbeth Olivier Theatre, National 2018
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