Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Albert Finney dead: Celebrated actor dies aged 82

Albert Finney Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82 after short illness family say
Lora Ball | 08 February, 2019, 18:27

According to a family spokesman, Finney passed away peacefully after a short illness.

Finney revealed in 2011 he had been suffering from kidney cancer.

"Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side". The statement added, "The family request privacy at this sad time".

Actor David Morrissey was among the first to pay tribute to Finney on Instagram and Twitter writing: "One of the true great".

Over the course of his career, Finney appeared in a number of films, including Erin Brockovich, Under the Volcano, The Dresser, Murder on the Orient Express and Tom Jones. A real hero of mine.

From there, it would be almost 20 years since Finney was up for the industry's top acting prize.

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Born in Salford in 1936, Finney began his career as a stage actor, studying alongside Alan Bates and Peter O'Toole at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Director Tony Richardson then offered Finney the lead in kitchen-sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and period romp Tom Jones, which made him a major star. He later played the role of Arthur on "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning".

His final role came in 2012 with Skyfall, in which he played Kincade.

When the 1970s came along, Finney started taking on a wider variety of roles, including Scrooge, the musical adaptation of the classic tale A Christmas Carol, Stephen Frears' directorial debut Gumshoe, Ridley Scott's first feature The Duelists, and the star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery Murder on the Orient Express, where he would earn another Oscar nomination for playing famed detective Hercule Poirot.

Despite being nominated five-times in total, he did not ever win the prestigious award. Though the actor stayed busy with projects, he's wasn't nominated again until 2000, for his supporting role as Ed Masry in Erin Brockovich.

He was married three times, to actors Jane Wenham and Anouk Aimeé between 1957-61 and 1970-78 respectively, and travel agent Pene Delmage in 2006.

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