Leeds nostalgia: Roy Kinnear came to Leeds in April 1984 but why...?

Leeds, Moortown, April 12, 1984: Comic actor Roy Kinnear turned to Roald Dahl's classic children's story The Twits when he visited Allerton Grange Middle School, Moortown.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 21st April 2018, 3:10 pm
Leeds, Moortown, 12th April 1984

Comic actor Roy Kinnear turned to "The Twits" when he visited Allerton Grange Middle School, Moortown, Leeds.

The television and stage star, who is appearing this week at the Grand Theatre, Leeds, took tim eoff for a spot of story telling in the school hall and is pictured here with some of the second year pupils.
Leeds, Moortown, 12th April 1984 Comic actor Roy Kinnear turned to "The Twits" when he visited Allerton Grange Middle School, Moortown, Leeds. The television and stage star, who is appearing this week at the Grand Theatre, Leeds, took tim eoff for a spot of story telling in the school hall and is pictured here with some of the second year pupils.

The television and stage star, who at the time was appearing at the Grand Theatre, took time off for a spot of storytelling in the school hall. He is pictured here with some of the second year pupils.

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He died in September 1988 aged just 54 after falling from a horse while filming The Return of the Musketeers. He suffered internal bleeding and hip injuries but despite being taken to a hospital in Madrid, he died shortly afterwards of a heart attack.

Kinnear gained national recognition after appearing in comedy series That Was The Week That Was.