Rory Kinnear - Biography

Last Modified: Jan 17, 2020

Rory Kinnear
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: James Bond
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : February 17, 1978 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Rory Michael Kinnear
Birth Place: Hammersmith, London, England
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Roy Kinnear
Mother's Name: Carmel Cryan
Siblings: 2

Kirsty Kinnear (sister)
Karina Kinnear (sister)

High School: St Paul's School
University: Balliol College Oxford, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Pandora Colin (engaged)
Children: 2

Riley Kinnear (son)
Hope Kinnear (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lb)
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Rory Kinnear?

Rory Kinnear is an actor, playwright by profession and British by nationality. Having worked with Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, he is known for starring in James Bond films as Bill Tanner.

Rory Kinnear in theatre production of Macbeth (Image: Evening Standard)

Rory Kinnear – Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity

Rory Kinnear’s birth took place on 17 February 1978 in Hammersmith, London, England. He was born as Rory Michael Kinnear to father Roy Kinnear and mother Carmel Cryan, who are both famous actors. His father died when he was just 10 years old and starting acting as a way of getting to know him.

He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- sisters Kirsty Kinnear and Karina Kinnear. They belong to English, Scottish ethnicity.

He also has other famous family members. His grandfather is Scottish international rugby union and rugby league player Roy Kinnear.

For education, Rory Kinnear attended Tower House School and then at St Paul's School in London. After graduation, he went on to study English at Balliol College, Oxford. He also studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 

Rory Kinnear – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Rory Kinnear is dating his longtime girlfriend Pandora Colin, also an actress. The couple has been engaged and is yet to marry. He and his soon to be wife have two children together- son Riley Kinnear (born 2010) and daughter Hope Kinnear (born 2014).

As he has never been married, divorce is out of context.

Rory Kinnear, Pandora Colin (Image: Getty Images)

Rory Kinnear – Net Worth, Salary

Both his annual salary and net worth are under review and will be updated.

Rory Kinnear – Career

In Theatre

Before starting his career in TV, Rory Kinnear found success in theatre. He starred in the theatre production of The Seagull (2002), The Taming of the Shrew (2003), Hamlet (2004), The Man of Mode (2007), Burnt by the Sun (2009), Othello (2013), The Threepenny Opera (2016), Macbeth (2018).

He performed in major theatres including Royal National Theatre, Bridge Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Old Vic, among others.

TV series, Films

In TV series Rory Kinnear has had guest appearances in Silent Witness (2005), Waking the Dead (2009), Southcliffe (2013), Count Arthur Strong (2013-2017), Penny Dreadful (2014-2017), and the main role in Years and Years (2019).

He is also known for starring in films Broken (2012), The Imitation Game (2014), and is well known for playing Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time to Die.

Rory Kinnear, Daniel Craig co-starred in James Bond (Image: The Times)


In the James Bond films, Rory Kinnear has starred alongside Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Tonia Sotiropoulou.

Rory Kinnear – Awards, Nominations

He has been nominated for British Independent Film Award (2012), San Diego Film Critics Society Award (2014), Screen Actors Guild Award (2014), BAFTA TV Award (2013), and has won Laurence Olivier Award (2007, 2013), Satellite Award, etc.

Rory Kinnear – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Rory Kinnear is completely absent, at least in the public eyes.

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