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Albert Finney Overview:

Actor, Albert Finney, was born on May 9, 1936 in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of December 2018, Albert Finney was 82 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Finney was nominated for five Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best ActorTom Jones (1963)Tom JonesNominated
1974Best ActorMurder on the Orient Express (1974)Hercule PoirotNominated
1983Best ActorThe Dresser (1983)SirNominated
1984Best ActorUnder the Volcano (1984)Geoffrey FirminNominated
2000Best Supporting ActorErin Brockovich (2000)Ed MasryNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

New from Warner Archive: Goes Psycho in Night Must Fall (1964)

By KC on Nov 17, 2014 From Classic Movies

Coming as it did after 's lively turn in Tom Jones (1963), it's not shocking that the actor's darker role in the bleak Night Must Fall (1964) did not make a big splash upon its original release. In fact, the contrast must have been quite startling for audiences. Finney was a bit too goo... Read full article


Hollywood?s Greatest: Then and Now ? Part 3

By Josh Kaye on Aug 22, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Where Is He Now? After being relatively quiet for most of the 90′s, Finney entered 2000 with a bang in the Steven Soderbergh directed film Erin Brockovich. Playing the role of Ed Masry, Finney would win several Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor while also gathering nominations for an Ac... Read full article


Hollywood?s Greatest: Then and Now ? Part 2

By Josh Kaye on Aug 21, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Nominated for five Academy Awards, was born May 9, 1936 to Alice Hobson and , Sr. in Salford, Greater Manchester. Finney received his education at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After he graduated the Royal Academ... Read full article


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Albert Finney Quotes:

Tom Jones: [Mr. Allworthy's recovery means Mr. Thwackum and others will not be receiving their expected inheritance. Apropos of this, Tom drunkenly taunts Mr. Thwackum with a song] - Sing, thick Thwackum, your bounty's flown.
Mr. Thwackum: [Indignant] You have good reason for your drunkenness, you beggarly bastard. He provided well enough for you.
Tom Jones: Do you think any such consideration could weigh with me? Damn you, Thwackum!
Mr. Thwackum: How dare you, sir!
Tom Jones: And damn me if I don't open another bottle.
[Tom laughs mockingly at Mr. Thwackum]
Tom Jones: I shall sing you a ballad which I have entitled "Sing, Thick Thwackum, Thy Bounty has Flown."
Tom Jones: [Drunkenly proceeds to taunt Mr. Thwackum with a mocking song] Sing, Thick Thwackum, thy bounty has flown. You lost all the money you thought that you'd own.
Mr. Blifil: [Angrily] Mr. Jones! This house is in mourning on account of the death of my dear mother.
Tom Jones: Forgive me! The joy of Mr. Allworthy's recovery...
Mr. Blifil: [Cutting him off] I had the misfortune to know who my parents were. Consequently, I'm grieved by their loss.
Tom Jones: You rascal! You dare to insult me?


Arthur Seaton: They have a TV set and a packet of fags, but they're both dead from the neck up.


Mark Wallace: [Joanna has returned from an affair] Hello.
Joanna Wallace: Hello.
Mark Wallace: Well?
Joanna Wallace: [softly, on the verge of tears] I'm back.
Mark Wallace: Enjoy yourself?
Joanna Wallace: [nods] Yes, thank you. But I *missed* you.
[Mark sarcastically rolls his eyes, not believing her]
Joanna Wallace: But I *did*.
Mark Wallace: Why?
Joanna Wallace: Because he's so serious.
Mark Wallace: I thought you liked people who were serious.
Joanna Wallace: But he's *so* serious.
Mark Wallace: Well, I'd better make some funny faces...
Joanna Wallace: [softly] You don't need to make funny faces.
[Mark gives no response]
Joanna Wallace: Mark, I'm back!
Mark Wallace: You humiliated me. You humiliate me... and then you come back.
Joanna Wallace: [nods tearfully] That's right.
Mark Wallace: Thank God!
[he hugs her and they tearfully kiss]


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Albert Finney Facts
An Associate Member of RADA.

He was awarded the 1991 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Another Time" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

The third choice for Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Before him were Alec Guinness & Paul Scofield. Ironically, Agatha Christie felt Finney's performance came closest to her idea of Poirot.

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