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Tim McInnerny is an English actor. He is known for his many roles on stage and television, including as Lord Percy Percy and Captain Darling in the 1980s British sitcom Blackadder.

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

Early life

McInnerny was born on 18 September 1956 in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, the son of Mary Joan (née Gibbings) and William Ronald McInnerny. He was brought up in Cheadle Hulme, and Stroud, Gloucestershire, and educated at Marling School, a grammar school in Stroud, and read English at Wadham College, Oxford, matriculating in 1976 after taking a gap year backpacking around the world.



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 Lords Percy.

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.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 (British TV series): "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."Television




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.He was cast in Pravda alongside Anthony Hopkins.In summer 2007, he played Iago in Othello at Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside in London.Selected theatre performances

Clitandre in The Misanthrope by Moliere. Directed by Casper Wrede at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1981)

Charlie in Detective Story by Sidney Kingsley. Directed by John Dillon at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1982)

Billy Bibbitt in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman. Directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1982)

Mick in The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. Directed by Richard Negri at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1983)

Orsino in Twelfth Night. Directed by Braham Murray at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1988)


In 1989, he co-starred with Kate Bush in the music video for her song "This Woman's Work". 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.

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