Tim McInnerny Biography

(Best Known for His Role on the British Sitcom ‘Blackadder’)

Birthday: September 18, 1956 (Virgo)

Born In: Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England, UK

Tim McInnerny is an English actor, who has appeared in many films, TV shows and stage plays. His popular works include his role of Lord Percy Percy and Captain Darling in ‘Blackadder’ a series of British sitcoms. He was born in Cheshire, England. He graduated from Oxford University. His first role was in the British mystery film ‘Wetherby’, where he had an important part. He soon gained popularity for his work in ‘Blackadder’, a series of multiple British sitcoms. He is only one of the four actors who have appeared in all four ‘Blackadder’ series. Other movies he has worked in include ‘Richard III’, ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘Severance’. His most recent roles on the big screen were in the 2019 crime thriller film ‘Killers Anonymous’, where he played a supporting character named Calvin, and in the 2019 biographical adventure film ‘The Aeronauts’, where he played George Biddell Airy. He has also performed in several theatre shows, including ‘The Caretaker’ and ‘Twelfth Night’.
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British Celebrities Born In September

Age: 67 Years, 67 Year Old Males


father: William Ronald McInnerny

mother: Mary Joan Gibbings

Partner: Annie Gosney

Born Country: England

Actors British Men

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

Notable Alumni: Wadham College, Oxford

City: Cheshire, England

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education: Wadham College, Oxford

Childhood & Early Life
Tim McInnerny was born on 18th September 1956, in Cheadle Hulme, in Cheshire, England, to William Ronald McInnerny and Mary Joan.
He received his primary education at Marling School. For his higher studies, he went to Wadham College in Oxford University.
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Film Career
Tim McInnerny began his film career with the 1985 British mystery drama film ‘Wetherby’, which was directed by playwright David Hare. The film was made on a budget of $1.1 million and earned around $1.3 million. It starred actors such as Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm and Judi Dench.
In 1989, he played the supporting role of Sven the Berserk in the British comedy fantasy film ‘Erik the Viking’. The film was directed by Terry Jones. In 1995, he portrayed Sir William Catesby in the British drama film ‘Richard III’. It was adapted from Shakespeare’s play of the same name.
His next film ‘101 Dalmatians’ was a huge success commercially. Directed by Stephen Herek, the film earned more than $300 million on a budget of $75 million. The reviews were mixed. The film was criticized by animal rights activists as ill-prepared people started buying the Dalmatian breed of dogs and eventually surrendered the animals to be euthanized.
His next films, ‘FairyTale: A True Story’ (1997) and ‘Rogue Trader’ (1999), didn’t turn out to be successful. In 1999, he was seen in another film ‘Notting Hill’, which was directed by Roger Michell. The film was a huge success commercially and was also appreciated by critics.
In 2000, he appeared in ‘102 Dalmatians’, which is the sequel to ‘101 Dalmatians’. It wasn’t as successful commercially as its prequel. The film was met with negative reviews. However, it won an Oscar nomination in the ‘Best Costume Design’ category.
In 2001, he appeared in the British historical drama film ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. It was adapted from Simon Leys’ novel named ‘The Death of Napoleon’. The film was directed by Alan Taylor.
He appeared in many films over the next years, including ‘Casanova’ (2005), ‘Severance’ (2006), ‘Johnny English Reborn’ (2011), ‘Automata’ (2014), ‘Eddie the Eagle’ (2016), and ‘Peterloo’ (2018).
His most recent films are ‘Killers Anonymous’ and ‘The Aeronauts’. The former received mostly negative reviews, while the latter was met with mostly mixed reviews.
TV Career
Tim McInnerny’s first role on television was of Lord Percy Percy in ‘The Black Adder’, the first part of ‘Blackadder,’ a series of British sitcoms. It was about the unfavored second son of King Richard IV, named Edmund, who makes several attempts to improve his standing with his father, and later tries to overthrow him.
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In 1985, he was seen in the political thriller sci-fiction series ‘Edge of Darkness’. The next year, he appeared in the TV film ‘Anastasia: The mystery of Anna’, which was released in two parts. The same year, he appeared in ‘Blackadder II’, the second part of ‘Blackadder,’ wherein he reprised his role of Lord Percy Percy.
He then appeared in one episode of ‘Blackadder the Third’. In 1989, he appeared in the fourth and last part of ‘Blackadder,’ which was titled ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’. He also appeared in the short film ‘Blackadder: Back and Forth’.
In 2000, he lent his voice to the animated TV film ‘The Miracle Maker’, which was about the life of Jesus Christ.
He appeared in several TV programs over the next two decades, including the British miniseries ‘The Line of Beauty’ (2006), the British crime drama series ‘Hustle’ (2009), the TV film ‘Castles in the Sky’ (2014), and the miniseries ‘National Treasure’ (2016).
In 2016 and 2017, he also had a guest role in four episodes of the popular fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’.
His most recent works on television are the TV series ‘Strangers’ (2018) and ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ (2020).
Other Works
Tim McInnerny acted in a radio drama called ‘Headlong’ in 2013.
He is also known for his work in theatre and has appeared in many plays such as ‘The Misanthrope’ and ‘The Caretaker’.
Major Works
’Blackadder,’ which is a series of pseudo-historical British sitcoms, is undoubtedly the most popular and significant work of Tim McInnerny’s career. He appeared in all four parts of the sitcom, as well as in the 1999 short film. The film is ranked at the sixteenth position in the “100 Greatest British TV Programs” list of 2000. It has been ranked as the 9th best TV show of all time by the ‘Empire Magazine.’
Tim McInnerny has appeared in many films throughout his career. One of his successful films is ‘Notting Hill’, a 1999 romantic comedy directed by Roger Michell. The film was a huge success commercially, earning $364 million on a budget of just $42 million. The film was praised by critics. It also starred actors such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant and Emma Chambers.
Family & Personal Life
Tim McInnerny is married to Annie Gosney, an art director. They have been together for many years.

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