McInnerny at a presentation of Severance in 2006.
18 September 1956|
Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England
|Alma mater||Wadham College, Oxford|
Tim McInnerny (// MAK-ə-NUR-nee; born 18 September 1956) is an English actor. He is known for his many roles on television and stage. Early in his career he featured as Lord Percy Percy and Captain Darling in the Blackadder series.
McInnerny was born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, the son of Mary Joan (née Gibbings) and William Ronald McInnerny. He was brought up in Cheadle Hulme, and Stroud, Gloucestershire, and educated at Marling School, Stroud, and Wadham College, Oxford.
One of McInnerny's first roles was the bumbling aristocrat Lord Percy Percy in the The Black Adder during the early 1980s. He reprised his role in the second series Blackadder II but declined to do so for the third series for fear of being typecast, though he did make a guest appearance in one episode. The following year, he returned to the cast for the fourth series Blackadder Goes Forth as Captain Kevin Darling.
McInnerny has also starred in various films including Wetherby, 101 Dalmatians, where he was reunited with Blackadder co-star Hugh Laurie, and Notting Hill, written by Blackadder creator Richard Curtis. He also had a minor but significant role in the highly acclaimed 1985 BBC TV serial Edge of Darkness as Emma Craven's boyfriend Terry Shields. Recent TV appearances include Law & Order: UK (2011) as a man wrongly convicted of murdering his daughter, and New Tricks (2012). In 2016, McInnerny joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6 as Lord Robett Glover.
Besides television, McInnerny also works in theatre. He played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1990 West End production of The Rocky Horror Show. His performance can be heard on the soundtrack album of this production. He was cast in Pravda alongside Anthony Hopkins. In summer 2007, he played Iago in Othello at Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside in London.
In 2001, he played Geoffrey Pyke in the radio play Habbakuk of Ice by Steve Walker.
In 2010, he played Tiberius in a radio adaptation of I, Claudius.
In 1989, he co-starred with Kate Bush in the music video for her song "This Woman's Work". He also appeared in the Westlife video for "Uptown Girl", along with Robert Bathurst, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Ioan Gruffudd and James Wilby. In 2006 he starred in One Day, a short film shown at various international film festivals.
In 2007 McInnerny spoke candidly about his love of ITV sitcoms, after receiving criticism for his views expressed on the BBC cult show I Love the '70s. "I think shows like Mind Your Language and Love Thy Neighbour need to be remembered for what they were; truly fantastic examples of sitcom writing that hasn't been seen since. The content is unfortunate in the cold light of modern society, but that's no reason to stop praising the sheer brilliance of the writers that ITV had in its ranks during that decade."
|1989||Erik the Viking||Sven the Berserk|
|1995||Richard III||William Catesby|
|1997||FairyTale: A True Story||John Ferret|
|1999||Rogue Trader||Tony Hawes|
|2001||The Emperor's New Clothes||Dr. Lambert|
|2007||Save Angel Hope||Backman|
|2008||The Devil's Whore||Joliffe|
|2008||Agent Crush||Sergeant / Operator||Voice only|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||Patch Quartermain|
|2015||Spooks: The Greater Good||Oliver Mace|
|2016||Eddie The Eagle||Target|
|1983||The Black Adder||Lord Percy Percy|
|1984||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|| John Clay
|Episode: "The Red-Headed League"|
|1985||Edge of Darkness||Terry Shields|
|1986||Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna||Yakovlev|
|1986||Blackadder II||Lord Percy Percy|
|1987||Blackadder the Third|| Topper
The Scarlet Pimpernel
|Episode: "Nob and Nobility"|
|1988||A Very British Coup||Fiennes||Three-part TV serial|
|1989||Blackadder Goes Forth||Captain Kevin Darling|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Franz Kafka||Episode: "Prague, August 1917"|
|1999||Blackadder: Back and Forth|| Archdeacon Darling
the Duke of Darling
le Duc de Darling
|1999||The Vice||Max Wilson||episode "Sons" (Parts 1 and 2)|
|2000||The Miracle Maker||Barabbas||voice only|
|2002||Don't Eat the Neighbours||Terrapin|
|Trial & Retribution series VI||Eric Fowler|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Marple||Reverend Leonard Clement|
|2004||Gunpowder, Treason & Plot||Cecil|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Gerald Fedden||TV miniseries|
|2008||Doctor Who||Klineman Halpen||Episode: "Planet of the Ood"|
|2009||Hustle||Judge Anthony Kent|
|2009||Inspector George Gently||Geoffrey Pershore||Episode: "Gently Through the Mill"|
|2010||Midsomer Murders||Hugh Dagleish|
|2011||Law & Order: UK||Simon Bennett||Episode: "Haunted"|
|Twenty Twelve||Tony Ward||Episode #1.6|
|The Body Farm||Richard Warner||Episode "You've Got Visitors"|
|2011-2012||New Tricks||Stephen Fisher||Episodes: "The Gentleman That Vanished", "A Death in the Family" and "Part of a Whole"|
|2012||The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff||Harmswell Grimstone||Episodes: "#1.1", "#1.2", "#1.3"|
|2014||Castles in the Sky||Churchill|
|Utopia||Airey Neave||Episode: "Episode 1"|
|The Boy in the Dress||Mr Hawthorn|
|2015||Strike Back: Legacy||Robin Foster|
|2016||Sherlock||Eustace Carmichael||Episode: "The Abominable Bride"|
|2016||Houdini and Doyle||Horace Merring||Episodes: "#1", "#2", "#8"|
|2016||Game of Thrones||Robett Glover||Episodes: "The Broken Man", "The Winds of Winter"|
Selected theatre performances
- Clitandre in The Misanthrope by Moliere. Directed by Casper Wrede at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1981)
- Charlie in Detective Story by Sidney Kingsley. Directed by John Dillon at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1982)
- Billy Bibbitt in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman. Directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1982)
- Mick in The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. Directed by Richard Negri at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1983)
- Orsino in Twelfth Night. Directed by Braham Murray at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1988)
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- "New photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7 "The Broken Man"". Watchers On The Wall. 1 June 2016.
- "BBC Two - I Love the 1970s". Bbc.co.uk. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
- "Patrons & Judges". Norwich Film Festival. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
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