Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Rory Kinnear: ‘All I ever wanted to do was work at the National’ | Carousel, Interviews | The Stage

Rory Kinnear: ‘All I ever wanted to do was work at the National’ | Carousel, Interviews | The Stage
... If he’s avoided being an attention-seeking junkie as a result, one nice side-effect has been getting attention for the father he only knew for a short time. “It’s very nice being in the same business as your father when he’s well loved, as mine was, because I get to hear so many stories about him. It might be difficult if he was a notorious shit! But when you’re an actor, you get to meet a wide range of people. A couple of years ago, for what would have been my dad’s 80th birthday, I arranged an event at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, and spent about four or five months going through his films. After showing extracts from them, I got some mates of his including Brian Murphy, Sheila Hancock, George Layton and Murray Melvin to come and do a bit after. He’s very much part of me still; his presence is very much alive.” ...
... He now lives in nearby Kennington with his actor partner Pandora Colin, and their two children, a son aged five and a daughter, aged two. He and his partner have just worked together for the first time, filming the new series of Penny Dreadful in Dublin. “We didn’t meet through acting, but it’s useful to have someone who understands the nature of the business,” he adds. ...

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