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: Don't let the bastards grind you down!


Arthur Seaton: Look I'll go and see me Aunt Ada, she'll know what to do, she's had 14 kids of her own and I'm sure she's got rid of as many others.


Arthur Seaton: How's Johnny getting on in Australia?
Aunt Ada: Well you know Arthur, I reckon Johnny's a lot better off out there, he never did well in this country, did he.
Arthur Seaton: No, he always was a good worker though, I know that.


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Albert Finney Facts
As an aspiring actor in the mid-1950s, he made the rounds with Michael Polley, the father of Sarah Polley. Michael Polley says that Finney compared actors to bricklayers, in terms of craft.

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1987 (1986 season) for Best Actor in a New Play for "Orphans".

Was initially asked to reprise his role as Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile (1978). However, he had found the make-up he had to wear for the first movie Murder on the Orient Express (1974) very uncomfortable in the hot interior of the train, and on realizing that he would have to undergo the same experience, this time in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, he declined the role.

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