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British actor

Roy Kinnear is ...

Born 8 Jan 1934 in Wigan
Died 20 Sep 1988 in Madrid
Age54 years, 8 months
Causemyocardial infarction
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About Roy Kinnear

Roy Mitchell Kinnear (8 January 1934 – 20 September 1988) was an English actor. He is known for his roles in films directed by Richard Lester; including Algernon in Help! (1965); Clapper in How I Won the War (1967); and Planchet in The Three Musketeers (1973), reprising the latter role in the 1974 and 1989 sequels. He is also known for playing Henry Salt in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Kinnear made his stage debut in 1955, and came to prominence in the BBC satirical comedy series That Was the Week That Was in 1962. He went on to appear in numerous British television comedy programmes, including The Dick Emery Show (1979–81), and in the sitcoms Man About the House (1974–75), George and Mildred (1976–79) and Cowboys (1980–81).


On 19 September 1988, Kinnear fell from a horse during the making of The Return of the Musketeers in Toledo, Spain, and sustained a broken pelvis and internal bleeding. He was taken to hospital in Madrid but died the next day from a heart attack, brought on by his injuries. He was 54 years old. He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.

After his death, Kinnear's family sued the production company and the film's director. In 1991, they received a £650,000 settlement. They later went on to demand an official investigation into the level of medical care Kinnear had received in Spain. Director Richard Lester quit the film business as a direct result of Kinnear's death.


Roy Kinnear has worked on the following films: