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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 roles when he ... 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
 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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He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's play, "John Gabriel Borkman;" Rene Clair's play, "Grand Manoeuvres;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Heartbreak House;" Harold Pinter's play, "No Man's Land;" Samuel Beckett's play, "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not the romantic type ... I'm a bit like the late, great Peter Sellers, only happy in character roles. 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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