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: What are you doing round this way then?
Jack: I'm just going to press shop, I'm on days now.
Arthur Seaton: I thought you might be coming to see me.
Jack: There's no need of that is there?
Arthur Seaton: In't there. Haven't you thought them squaddies had killed me.
Jack: I don't know what you're talking about.
Arthur Seaton: That's the sort of bloke you are, in't it, till you get bashed in the face then you squeel like a stuck pig.
Jack: You caused a lot of trouble between me and Brenda, you can't deny it either, it weren't right.
Arthur Seaton: You don't have to tell me what's right and what's not. How's Brenda anyway?


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]


Brenda: Hey Arthur, what a time we had last night.
Arthur Seaton: It seems years... aye you're lovely Brenda.


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Albert Finney Facts
In 1965, he formed Memorial Films in association with Michael Medwin to produce theatrical features, which included Charlie Bubbles (1967), If.... (1968), Gumshoe (1971), Bleak Moments (1972), O Lucky Man! (1973) and Law and Disorder (1974).

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.

Played Michael Medwin's uncle in Scrooge (1970) even though he is actually more than twelve years younger than him.

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