Roy Kinnear

British actor (1934–1988)

Roy Mitchell Kinnear (8 January 1934 – 20 September 1988) was a British actor. Kinnear was born in Wigan, Lancashire.

He was known for his roles in movies directed by Richard Lester; including Algernon in The Beatles Help! (1965), Clapper in How I Won the War (1967) and Planchet in The Three Musketeers (1973). He also played Henry Salt in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Kinnear died on 20 September 1988 from a heart attack after injuring himself while riding a horse in Madrid, aged 54.[1]


  1. "Roy Kinnear Is Dead At 54 After Falling From Horse in Film". The New York Times. 1988-09-23. Retrieved 2020-05-24.