Rory Kinnear is an English actor best known for his role as Tanner in the James Bond movies Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, and in various video games of the franchise.
He also has a starring role as Frankenstein's monster in the television horror series Penny Dreadful and appeared in the television movies Mansfield Park (2007) and Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008).
He starred in the BBC Two show Count Arthur Strong as Michael and also appeared in the Channel 4 drama Southcliffe.
Kinnear's performances in Phyllida Lloyd's production of Mary Stuart and Trevor Nunn's Hamlet, in which he played Laertes, met with acclaim. He also achieved recognition as the outrageous Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man of Mode at the National Theatre, winning a Laurence Olivier Award and Ian Charleson Award.
Other notable theatre work includes the lead in Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, the role of Pyotr in Gorky's Philistines and the role of Mitia in a stage adaptation of the Nikita Mikhalkov film Burnt by the Sun, all for the National Theatre.