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Albert Finney


Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer (1960) of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical role were ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Big Fish
Big Fish Ed Bloom - Senior
(2003)
Skyfall
Skyfall Kincade
(2012)
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Ultimatum Dr. Albert Hirsch
(2007)
Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich Ed Masry
(2000)

Filmography

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 2012 Skyfall
Kincade
 2005 Aspects of Love
George Dillingham
 2005 Corpse Bride
Finis Everglot (voice)
 2004 Ocean's Twelve
Gaspar LeMarque (uncredited)
 2001 Delivering Milo
Elmore Dahl
 1999 Simpatico
Simms
 1996-1997 Nostromo (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Dr. Monygham
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Feeld
- Friday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Thursday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Wednesday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Tuesday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
 1995 The Run of the Country
Danny's Father
 1992 The Playboys
Constable Brendan Hegarty
 1990 The Green Man (TV Mini-Series)
Maurice
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Maurice
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Maurice
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Maurice
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Jason Cromwell
 1989 The Endless Game (TV Mini-Series)
Alec Hillsden
 1987 A Simple Man (TV Movie)
Introduction
 1987 Orphans
Harold
 1984 The Biko Inquest (TV Movie)
Sidney Kentridge, for Biko family
 1983 The Dresser
Sir
 1981 Looker
Dr. Larry Roberts
 1981 Loophole
Mike Daniels
 1976 Alpha Beta
Frank Elliot
 1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Man in Audience at Opera (uncredited)
 1975 Forget-Me-Not-Lane (TV Movie)
Frank
 1963 The Victors
Russian Soldier
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Billy Fisher
- Billy Liar (1960) ... Billy Fisher
 1960 The Entertainer
Mick Rice
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.208 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.207 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.206 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.204 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- View Friendship and Marriage (1958) ... Arnold
 1957 The Claverdon Road Job (TV Movie)
PC George Grayson
 1956 The Miser (TV Movie)
Cléante
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Other Works:

He played Don Pedro in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, Ronald Pickup, Michael York, and Christopher Timothy in the ... See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[speaking in 1961] "My job is acting, and that is why I hate interviews or lectures, explaining myself to an audience." See more »

Trivia:

Although he was born working class (and indeed, along with Tom Courtenay, was one of the leading avatars of the wave of working class/provincial actors that revolutionized British theater and film in the 1950s and 1960s, his was a relatively privileged upbringing as his father was a successful bookie. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Nickname:

Albie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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