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Albert Finney Overview:

Actor, Albert Finney, was born on May 9, 1936 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Finney died at the age of 82 on Feb 7, 2019 in London, England .

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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Hunts Wolfen in NYC

By Rick29 on May 6, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

and friend. For years, I felt an irresistible impulse to indulge in 's two 1980 horror/sci fi films whenever they were available. I finally got over the urge to watch Looker after reviewing it for this blog a few years ago. It's a terrible movie and I think that documenti... Read full article


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:

Arthur Seaton: Mam called me barmy when I told her I fell of a gasometer for a bet. But I'm not barmy, I'm a fighting pit prop that wants a pint of beer, that's me. But if any knowing bastard says that's me I'll tell them I'm a dynamite dealer waiting to blow the factory to kingdom come. Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not because they don't know a bloody thing about me! God knows what I am.


Arthur Seaton: I'm out for a good time - all the rest is propaganda!


Arthur Seaton: Come in, oh come in duck, this is a surprise.
Doreen: I came to see how you were.
Arthur Seaton: I'll be as right as rain in a day or two.
Doreen: This is a nice room, are all them clothes 'yorn.
Arthur Seaton: Ah, just a few rags.
Doreen: They must have cost you a pretty penny.
Arthur Seaton: I get good wages.


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Albert Finney Facts
Although he was born working class (and indeed, along with Tom Courtenay, was one of the leading avatars of the wave of working class/provincial actors that revolutionized British theater and film in the 1950s and '60s, his was a relatively privileged upbringing as his father was a successful bookie.

A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, where he performed for three seasons in the early eighties. In the late 1950s, he appeared at the RSC's earlier incarnation, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, where he was mentored by Charles Laughton.

He has one child from his first marriage to actress Jane Wenham. Finney's son, Simon Finney, works in the film business as a technician.

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