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Roy Kinnear
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    (January 8, 1934-September 20, 1988)
    Born in Wigan, England, United Kingdom
    Appeared in the films 'The Millionairess' (1960), 'The Informers' (1963), 'The Hill' (1965), 'Help!' (1965), 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' (1966), 'How I Won the War' (1967), 'The Bed Sitting Room' (1969), 'Scrooge' (1970), 'Taste the Blood of Dracula' (1970), 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971), 'The Three Musketeers' (1973), 'The Four Musketeers' (1974), 'The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother' (1975), 'One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing' (1975), 'Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo' (1977), 'Watership Down' (voice only, 1978), 'Blakes Seven' (1981), 'Pirates' (1986) and 'The Return of the Musketeers' (1989)
    Regular on the TV series That Was The Week That Was (1962-63)
    Recurring roles in the TV series 'The Avengers,' 'Til Death Do Us Part,' 'George and Mildred,' 'Man About the House' and 'SuperTed'
    Died of complications from a broken hip after falling from his horse during filming of 'The Return of the Musketeers'
    He was prematurely balding.
    The 'Telegraph' wrote, 'Roy Kinnear had a lot of chins. They fell away from his jaw like ruched curtains.'
    He appeared in a pair of Mike + the Mechanics videos.
    His death prompted director Richard Lester to quit making movies.
    He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
    'The Hill' director Sidney Lumet, used to dealing with intense method actors, allegedly asked Kinnear how he saw his role and was thrilled to get the simple reply, 'Short, fat and stupid.'
    He was one of Richard Lester's favorite actors, appearing in nine of his films.
    He did a good deal of charity work for handicapped children after his daughter Karina was born with cerebral palsy.

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