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Roy Kinnear

Roy Kinnear (January 81934 - September 20, 1988) was a prolific British character actor. Although he was a talented straight actor, he became best known for his comic roles, in which he often played a chubby and jocular figure.

He was born in Wigan, Lancashire and educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked on stage and radio before rising to fame as part of the television show That Was The Week That Was. He later appeared in many films and UK TV shows.

Kinnear tragically bled to death following a broken pelvis which he sustained by falling from a horse during the filming of The Return of the Three Musketeers in 1988.