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


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: What's your name then duck?
Doreen: Doreen, rotten name ain't it.
Arthur Seaton: What's the matter with it? Mine's Arthur, neither of them's up to much but it's not our fault, is it.


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Albert Finney Facts
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.

Only person in history to ever call Audrey Hepburn "bitch" (in Two for the Road (1967)), even if it was just his line.

He was awarded the 1986 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in Orphans.

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