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Albert Finney –

_Albert-Finney-top-pic Albert Finney in THE DRESSER.

About Albert Finney (1936 –)

Albert Finney was born May 9, 1936, in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

Originally a theater buff, Albert Finney brought his talents to the silver screen, in 1960, with his debut in The Entertainer. Albert Finney found success with his performances in many William Shakespeare plays with various acting companies. Albert Finney graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Albert Finney was married to Jane Wenham, in 1957. They divorced in 1961, after the birth of their child, Simon. Finney remarried, in 1970, to Anouk Aimee. They too would later divorce, in 1978.

It is rumored that Finney turned down a Knighthood, in 2000. His reasoning: Call me Sir if you like! Maybe people in America think being a Sir is a big deal. But I think we should all be misters together. I think the Sir thing slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery. And it also helps keep us quaint, which I'm not a great fan of. You don't get much with the title anymore. That was all carved up by the robber barons in the Middle Ages."

Finney won the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award and the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor, in 1986, for his performance in the play, Orphans.

Finney is best known for his role in the 1963 award-winning film, "Tom Jones," for which he both acted and helped produce. Finney won an Oscar nomination for his performance in the film. Ironically he was also chosen to star that year in the major motion picture, Lawrence of Arabia, but opted for Tom Jones, due to its more agreeable filming schedule.

Finney has been nominated twice for Broadway's Tony Award for Best Actor (Dramatic). He was first nominated for his 1964 performance as Martin Luther, in Luther. In 1968, he was again nominated for his role in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

Albert Finney's notable movie credits include...

The Entertainer (1960)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Tom Jones (1963)
Night Must Fall (1964)
Two for the Road (1967)
Charlie Bubbles (1968)
The Picasso Summer (1969)
Scrooge (1970)
Gumshoe (1971)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
The Duellists (1977)
Looker (1981)
Wolfen (1981)
Loophole (1981)
Annie (1982)
Shoot the Moon (1982)
The Dresser (1983)
Under the Volcano (1984)
Orphans (1987)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Roger Waters – The Wall (Live in Berlin) (1990)
The Playboys (1992)
Rich in Love (1993)
The Browning Version (1994)
A Man of No Importance (1994)
Nostromo (1996)
Washington Square (1997)
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Simpatico (1999)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Traffic (2000)
Delivering Milo (2001)
Big Fish (2003)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Corpse Bride (2005)
A Good Year (2006)
Amazing Grace (2006)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Skyfall (2012)

Albert Finney's notable TV credits include...

Emergency Ward 10 (1959)
Pope John Paul II (1984)
The Image (1990)
The Green Man (1990)
Karaoke (1996)
Cold Lazarus (1996)
Nostromo (1997)
A Rather English Marriage (1998)
My Uncle Silas (2001–2003)
The Gathering Storm (2002)

Albert Finney in Big Fish (2003).

With Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich (2000).

With Fulton Mackay in Gumshoe (1971).

As Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Murder on
the Orient Express
(1974)... middle picture with Ingrid Bergman.

With Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon (1982).

With Judi Dench in Skyfall (2012).

In The Dresser (1983)... top picture with Cathryn
Harrison and Zena Walker... middle picture with Tom Courtenay.

In Tom Jones (1963)... middle picture with Diane Cilento.

Albert Finney in Under the Volcano (1984).