Playwright and actor
Rory Kinnear is an actor who studied at LAMDA and has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and has recently enjoyed success in films such as Skyfall and Broken for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards.

In 2010 Rory played Angelo in Measure For Measure at the Almeida Theatre and later went on to play Hamlet at the National Theatre. The two roles won him the best actor award in the Evening Standard drama awards. 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, 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.

Rory has also appeared in numerous television dramas including Loving Miss Hatto, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Black Mirror: National Anthem, Richard II and Cranford.

The Herd, Rory's debut play, premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2013 and transferred to Steppenwolf Theatre in the USA in 2015.

this play warrants nothing less than a box-office stampede

Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph on The Herd

a witty, agonising and eye-opening play

Paul Taylor
The Independent on The Herd

a vivid and unsentimental portrait of domestic life, flecked with wry humour

Henry Hitchings
Evening Standard on The Herd




Director Howard Davies
  • Adrian Bower
  • Louise Brealey
  • Anna Calder-Marshall
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • A heartfelt look at a family falling apart and pulling together
    Bush Theatre