Albert Finney

ACTOR, PRODUCER, SOUNDTRACK

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The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Finney understudied Laurence Olivier at Stratford-upon-Avon, eventually acquiring a reputation as 'the new Olivier'. He first came to critical attention by creating the title role in Keith Waterhouse's "Billy Liar" on the London stage. His film debut soon followed with Le cabotin (1960) by Tony Richardson with whom had earlier worked in the theatre. With the changing emphasis in 60s British cinema towards gritty realism and working-class milieus, Finney's typical screen personae became good-looking, often brooding proletarian types and rebellious anti-heroes as personified by his Arthur Seaton in Karel Reisz's Samedi soir, dimanche matin (1960). His exuberant defining role, however, was in the bawdy period romp Tom Jones: de l'alcôve à la potence (1963) in which Finney revealed a substantial talent for comedy. In the same vein, he scored another hit opposite Audrey Hepburn in the charming marital comedy Voyage à deux (1967).By 1965, Finney had branched out into production, setting up Memorial Enterprises in conjunction with Michael Medwin. In 1968, he directed himself in Charlie Bubbles (1968) and three years later produced the Chandleresque homage Gumshoe (1971), in which he also starred as Eddie Ginley, a bingo-caller with delusions of becoming a private eye. From 1972 to 1975, Finney served as artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre. His intermittent forays to the screen confirmed him as a versatile international actor of note, though not what one might describe as a mainstream star. His roles have ranged from Ebenezer Scrooge in the musical version of Scrooge (1970) to Daddy Warbucks in Annie (1982) and (in flamboyant over-the-top make-up) Hercule Poirot in Le crime de l'Orient-Express (1974). He appeared as Minister of Police Joseph Fouché in Ridley Scott's superb period drama Duellistes (1977) and as a grandiloquent Shakespearean actor in L'habilleur (1983) for which he received an Oscar nomination. For the small screen Finney essayed Pope John Paul II (1984) and was a totally believable Winston Churchill in the acclaimed The Gathering Storm (2002). His final movie credit was in the James Bond thriller Skyfall (2012).Finney was five-times nominated for Academy Awards in 1964, 1975, 1984, 1985 and 2001. He won two BAFTA Awards in 1961 and 2004. True to his working-class roots, he spurned a CBE in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000, later explaining his decision by stating that the 'Sir thing' "slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery". Albert Finney was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011. He died on February 7 2019 at a London hospital from a chest infection at the age of 82. Upon his death, John Cleese described him as "the best" and "our greatest actor". - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

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Releases by Year

Albert Finney on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1970 to 2008. See the full graphs of the number of Albert Finney movies released per year from 1996 till 2008.

Top Genres

Albert Finney works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 49% of Albert Finney movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Albert Finney worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Albert Finney has worked on is 6.9.

6.9 / 10

Albert Finney's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ...

8.1/1063 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Adventure,Drama,Fantasy
Big Fish (2003)

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

8/10125 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Crime,Drama,Thriller
Miller's Crossing (1990)

Tom Reagan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

7.7/10115 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Personal assistant Norman struggles to get deteriorating veteran actor Sir through a difficult performance of King Lear.

7.5/10118 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Drama,Family,Fantasy
Scrooge (1970)

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

7.5/10113 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,History
Amazing Grace (2006)

The idealist William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

7.4/10118 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,History
The Gathering Storm (2002)

Winston Churchill's wilderness years prior to World War II, when only he could see the threat that Adolf Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to Europe.

7.4/1096 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Comedy,Drama,Family
My Uncle Silas (2001)

Five stories by H.E. Bates about a roguish English countryman.

7.4/10140 min

Available in 3 platform(s).