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