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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 (present day Greater Manchester) to William Ronald McInnerny and Mary Joan (née Gibbings). 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, the cowardly aide of Stephen Fry's General Melchett, alongside Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson.
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 a moving performance in Law & Order UK (2011) as a man wrongly convicted of murdering his daughter.
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 and in 2010 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," said the Blackadder veteran. "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."
Since 2012, Tim has also been named as a patron of the Norwich Film Festival.
|1989||Erik the Viking||Sven the Berserk|
|1995||Richard III||William Catesby|
|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|
|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||Blackadder II||Lord Percy Percy|
|1987||Blackadder the Third||Topper
The Scarlet Pimpernel
|Episode: "Nob and Nobility"|
|1989||Blackadder Goes Forth||Captain Kevin Darling|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Franz Kafka||Episode: "Prague, August 1917"|
|1997||FairyTale: A True Story||John Ferret|
|1999||Rogue Trader||Tony Hawes|
|Blackadder: Back and Forth||Archdeacon Darling
the Duke of Darling
le Duc de Darling
|2000||The Miracle Maker||Barabbas||voice only|
|2002||Don't Eat the Neighbours||Terrapin|
|Trial & Retribution series VI||Eric Fowler|
|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|
|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"|
|2012||The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff||Harmswell Grimstone||Episodes: "#1.1", "#1.2", "#1.3"|
|New Tricks||Stephen Fisher||Episodes "A Death in the Family" and "Part of a Whole"|
|2014||Castles in the Sky||Churchill|