Tim McInnerny

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Tim McInnerny
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McInnerny at a presentation of Severance in 2006.
Born (1956-09-18) 18 September 1956 (age 64)
EducationMarling School
Alma materWadham College, Oxford
Years active1983–present

Tim McInnerny (/ˌmækɪˈnɜːrni/ MAK-i-NUR-nee; born 18 September 1956) is an English actor. He is known for his many roles on television and stage, including as Lord Percy Percy and Captain Darling in the 1980s British sitcom Blackadder.

Early life[edit]

McInnerny was born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, the son of Mary Joan (née Gibbings) and William Ronald McInnerny.[1] He was brought up in Cheadle Hulme, and Stroud, Gloucestershire, and educated at Marling School, a grammar school in Stroud, and studied English at Wadham College, Oxford, matriculating in 1976[2] after taking a gap year backpacking around the world.[3]



McInnerny's first role was in Blackadder during 1980s. He played the two bumbling related aristocrats with the same name of Lord Percy Percy in the first series (The Black Adder) and the second series (Blackadder II), he declined to do the third series for fear of being typecast, though he did make a guest appearance in one episode and returned to play Captain Kevin Darling in the fourth series (Blackadder Goes Forth) a character significantly different from the Lord Percys.

He 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.[4]

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."[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Black Adder Lord Percy Percy
1985 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes John Clay
Vincent Spalding
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"
1997 Tracey Takes On... Timothy Bugge
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 Eric Fowler Series 6
2004 Spooks Oliver Mace
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage 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"
Series 4
2009 Hustle Judge Anthony Kent
2009 Inspector George Gently Geoffrey Pershore Episode: "Gently Through the Mill"
2010 Midsomer Murders Hugh Dalgleish Episode: "The Sword of Guillaume" #13.2
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
Outlander Father Bain
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"
2016–2017 Game of Thrones Robett Glover Episodes: "The Broken Man", "The Winds of Winter", "Dragonstone", "Stormborn" , "Eastwatch"
2016 National Treasure Karl
2017 In the Dark Frank Linnell Episodes: 1.3, 1.4
2017 Strike Daniel Chard The Silkworm
2017 Harlots Lord Repton Episodes: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
2018 Strangers Arthur Bach
2019–2020 The Trial of Christine Keeler Martin Redmayne Recurring role
2020 The Windermere Children Leonard Montefiore
2020 Gangs of London Mr Jacob Episode: 1.9
2021 The Serpent Paul Siemons


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Wetherby John Morgan
1989 Erik the Viking Sven the Berserk
1995 Richard III William Catesby
1996 101 Dalmatians Alonzo
1997 FairyTale: A True Story John Ferret
1999 Rogue Trader Tony Hawes
Notting Hill Max
2000 102 Dalmatians Alonzo
2001 The Emperor's New Clothes Dr. Lambert
2005 Casanova The Doge
2006 Severance Richard
2007 Save Angel Hope Backman
2008 The Devil's Whore Joliffe
2008 Agent Crush Sergeant / Operator Voice only
2010 Black Death Hob
2011 Johnny English Reborn Patch Quartermain
2014 Automata Vernon Conway
2015 Spooks: The Greater Good Oliver Mace
2016 Eddie The Eagle Target
2017 The Hippopotamus Roddy
2018 Agatha and the Truth of Murder Randolph
Peterloo Prince Regent
Sometimes Always Never Arthur
2019 Killers Anonymous Calvin
The Aeronauts Airy [6]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Saturday Play: Two Planks and a Passion Earl of Oxford
2001 Habbakuk of Ice Geoffrey Pyke by Steve Walker
2004 The Odyssey Odysseus Adapted by Simon Armitage
2010 I, Claudius Tiberius
2013 Headlong Tony Churt
2017 King Solomon's Mines Allan Quatermain


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.[7]

He was cast in Pravda alongside Anthony Hopkins.[8]

In summer 2007, he played Iago in Othello at Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside in London.[9]

Selected theatre performances


In 1989, he co-starred with Kate Bush in the music video for her song "This Woman's Work".[10] He also appeared in the Westlife video for "Uptown Girl", along with Claudia Schiffer, Robert Bathurst, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Ioan Gruffudd and James Wilby. Since 2012, McInnerny has also been a patron of the Norwich Film Festival.[11]


  1. ^ "Tim McInnerny Biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Famous Wadhamites – Wadham College – University of Oxford". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ Roberts, J F (2014). The True History of the Black Adder: At Last, the Cunning Plan, in All Its Hideous Hilarity. Random House UK. p. 23. ISBN 9780099564164.
  4. ^ "New photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7 "The Broken Man"". Watchers On The Wall. 1 June 2016.
  5. ^ "BBC Two – I Love the 1970s". Bbc.co.uk. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (15 August 2018). "Felicity Jones-Eddie Redmayne Ballooning Pic 'The Aeronauts' Under Way In UK, Amazon Releases Striking First-Look". Deadline. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  7. ^ "RockyMusic – The Rocky Horror Show (London Cast – The Whole Gory) (1990)". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Production of Pravda – Theatricalia". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Theatre review: Othello / Shakespeare's Globe, London – Stage – The Guardian". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  10. ^ "This Woman's Work – Kate Bush Encyclopedia". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Patrons & Judges". Norwich Film Festival. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

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