|Alma mater||Wadham College, Oxford|
Tim McInnerny ( // 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 .
McInnerny was born 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 studied 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 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.
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."
|1983||The Black Adder||Lord Percy Percy|
|1985||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes||John Clay|
|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||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"|
|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|
|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"|
|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|
|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|
|2020||The Serpent||Paul Siemons|
|1989||Erik the Viking||Sven the Berserk|
|1995||Richard III||William Catesby|
|1997||FairyTale: A True Story||John Ferret|
|1999||Rogue Trader||Tony Hawes|
|2001||The Emperor's New Clothes||Dr. Lambert|
|2007||Save Angel Hope||Backman|
|2008||The Devil's Whore||Joliffe|
|2008||Agent Crush||Sergeant / Operator||Voice only|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||Patch Quartermain|
|2015||Spooks: The Greater Good||Oliver Mace|
|2016||Eddie The Eagle||Target|
|2018||Agatha and the Truth of Murder||Randolph|
|Sometimes Always Never||Arthur|
|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|
|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.
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
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.
Blackadder is a series of four BBC One pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired from 1983 to 1989. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as the antihero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period, with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in one series or another, e.g., Melchett and Lord Flashheart.
Helen Atkinson-Wood is an English actress and comedian born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire.
Edmund Blackadder is the single name given to a collection of fictional characters who appear in the BBC mock-historical comedy series Blackadder, each played by Rowan Atkinson. Although each series is set within a different period of British history, each character is part of the same familial dynasty and is usually called Edmund Blackadder. Each character also shares notable personality traits and characteristics throughout each incarnation. In a 2001 poll conducted by Channel 4, Edmund Blackadder was ranked third on their list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters.
The Black Adder is the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, directed by Martin Shardlow and produced by John Lloyd. The series was originally aired on BBC 1 from 15 June 1983 to 20 July 1983, and was a joint production with the Australian Seven Network. Set in 1485 at the end of the British Middle Ages, the series is written as a secret history which contends that King Richard III won the Battle of Bosworth Field, only to be unintentionally assassinated by his nephew's son Edmund and succeeded by said nephew, Richard IV, one of the Princes in the Tower. The series follows the exploits of Richard IV's unfavoured second son Edmund in his various attempts to increase his standing with his father and, in the final episode, his quest to overthrow him.
Blackadder II is the second series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 9 January 1986 to 20 February 1986. The series is set in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), and sees the principal character, Edmund, Lord Blackadder, as a Tudor courtier attempting to win the favour of the Queen while avoiding execution by decapitation, a fate that befell many of her suitors.
Blackadder the Third is the third series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 17 September to 22 October 1987. The series is set during the Georgian Era, and sees the principal character, Mr. E. Blackadder, serve as butler to the Prince Regent and have to contend with, or cash in on, the fads of the age embraced by his master.
Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 science fiction comedy short film based on the BBC period sitcom Blackadder that marks the end of the Blackadder saga. It was commissioned for showing in the specially built SkyScape cinema erected southeast of the Millennium Dome on the Greenwich peninsula in South London. The film follows Lord Edmund Blackadder and his idiotic servant, Baldrick, on a time travel adventure that brings the characters into contact with several figures significant to British history.
The Black Adder is the unaired pilot episode of the BBC television series Blackadder. Taped on 20 June 1982, it features the original incarnation of the character Edmund Blackadder, played by Rowan Atkinson. Following this pilot, The Black Adder eventually went into production and the first six-part series was broadcast in 1983, but with a number of changes to the casting, characterisation and plot; while the transmitted series was set in 1485 and the years following the Battle of Bosworth Field, this untransmitted pilot was set in 16th century, apparently during the Elizabethan Era.
"Bells" is the first episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603. Although "Bells" was the first to be broadcast on BBC1, it was originally destined to be the second episode.
"Chains" is the final episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603. Power-mad and self-professed "master of disguise", Prince Ludwig the Indestructible kidnaps Lord Blackadder and Lord Melchett. They escape his clutches but Prince Ludwig infiltrates the palace during a fancy dress ball.
"Beer" is the fifth episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603. In the episode, an embarrassing incident with a turnip, an ostrich feather and a fanatically Puritan aunt leads to a right royal to-do in the Blackadder household. The episode marks Hugh Laurie's first ever Blackadder appearance, and Miriam Margolyes's second. Laurie would go on to appear in every subsequent episode of the show.
"Money" is the fourth episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603.
"Potato" is the third episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603.
George is a supporting character who appeared in various adaptations of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, played by Hugh Laurie. Each series saw a different incarnation of the character, because each was set in a different period of history. He was most prominently featured in the third and fourth series. The character was added to the series as a replacement for the Lord Percy Percy character, who did not appear in the third instalment because Tim McInnerny, the actor playing him, feared being typecast.
"The Foretelling" is the first episode of the BBC sitcom The Black Adder, the first series of the long-running comedy programme Blackadder. It marks Rowan Atkinson's début as the character Edmund Blackadder, and is the first appearance of the recurring characters Baldrick and Percy. The comedy actor Peter Cook guest stars as King Richard III.
"Born to Be King" is the second episode of The Black Adder, the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder. Set in late 15th-century England, the episode takes a humorous look at rivalries with the Kingdom of Scotland and centres the dramatic tension on the doubts cast over parentage of the lead character, Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh.
"The Archbishop" is the third episode of the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder. It is set in England in the late 15th century, and follows the exploits of the fictitious Prince Edmund as he is invested as Archbishop of Canterbury amid a Machiavellian plot by the King to acquire lands from the Catholic Church. Most of the humour in the episode relies on religious satire.
"The Queen of Spain's Beard" is the fourth episode of the BBC historical sitcom The Black Adder, the first serial in the Blackadder series. Set in late 15th-century England, the episode parodies the practice of political marriages between the royal houses of Europe which characterised European politics during the Middle Ages. Its bawdy humour also deals with taboos surrounding premarital sex, gay stereotypes and the practice of child marriage.
"Witchsmeller Pursuivant" is the fifth episode of the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder. It is set in England in the late 15th century and centres on the fictitious Prince Edmund, who finds himself falsely accused of witchcraft by a travelling witch hunter known as the Witchsmeller Pursuivant. The story satirises mediaeval superstition and religious belief.