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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 29 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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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
 1995 The Run of the Country
Danny's Father
 1992 The Playboys
Constable Brendan Hegarty
 1987 Orphans
Harold
 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
Cameo appearance (man in audience at opera) (uncredited)
 1969 The Picasso Summer
George Smith
 1963 The Victors
Russian Soldier
 1960 The Entertainer
Mick Rice
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Music video: Appeared in the video "Since I Left You" by The Avalanches. See more »

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Originally chosen for the title role in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) after a screen test shot over four days at a cost of £100,000. He later baulked at the film's monumental shooting schedule, and did not want to commit to such a long term contract and opted to play the title role in Tom Jones (1963), which gave him his first Oscar nomination. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Nickname:

Albie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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