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Peter Finch (I) (1916–1977)


Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he worked in a series of dead-end jobs before taking up ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Yitzhak Rabin
 1973 England Made Me
Erich Krogh
 1972 Something to Hide
Harry Field
 1969 The Greatest Mother of Them All (Short)
Sean Howard
 1969 The Red Tent
Gen. Umberto Nobile
 1967 Come Spy with Me
Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
 1966 Judith
Aaron Stein
 1964 First Men in the Moon
Bailiff's Man (uncredited)
 1964 Girl with Green Eyes
Eugene Gaillard
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Jake Armitage
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Murray Logan
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Stephen Dane
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Johnnie Byrne
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
Colonel Henry Derode
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
Jan Smit
 1957 Windom's Way
Alec Windom
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Captain Langsdorff 'Admiral Graf Spee'
 1955 Josephine and Men
David Hewer
 1955 The Dark Avenger
Comte De Ville
 1955 Passage Home
Captain Lucky Ryland
 1954 Make Me an Offer
Charlie
 1954 Elephant Walk
John Wiley
 1951 Captain Carvallo (TV Movie)
Professor Winke
 1950 The Miniver Story
Polish officer
 1950 The Wooden Horse
Australian in Hospital
 1949 Train of Events
Philip (segment "The Actor")
 1949 Massacre Hill
Humffray
 1946 A Son Is Born
Paul Graham
 1944 Red Sky at Morning
Micheal
 1944 The Fighting Rats of Tobruk
Peter Linton
 1943 South West Pacific (Short)
R.A.A.F. Pilot
 1941 The Power and the Glory
Frank Miller
 1939 Mr. Chedworth Steps Out
Arthur Jacobs
 1938 The Farmer Goes to Town
Bill Ryan
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Other Works:

He acted in Denis Cannan's play, "Captain Carvallo", at the St. James's Theatre in London, England with Diana Wynyard and Jill Bennett in the cast. Laurence Olivier was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Mitchell

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I do not believe that with a fictional character you can force yourself too far away from yourself. There has to be some of you in it. See more »

Trivia:

Born Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch in London, he lived as a child in France and India, and finally in his parent's native country Australia. He grew up in Sydney, where he began his career as an actor. See more »

Nickname:

Finchie

Star Sign:

Libra

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