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Frank Finlay


One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. Gregory the Great School and then was actually ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Merlin (TV Series)
Anhora
- The Labyrinth of Gedref (2008) ... Anhora
 2006 Johnny and the Bomb (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Maxwell
 2004 Lighthouse Hill
Alfred
 2003 The Statement
Commissaire Vionnet
 2003 Eroica (TV Movie)
Josef Haydn
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Asquith
 2002 Silent Cry
Dr. Robert Barrum
 2001 The Martins
Mr. Heath
 2001 Station Jim (TV Movie)
Riorden Snr
 2000 The Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Irwin Green
- Sloth (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Anger (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Greed (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Envy (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Lust (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Movie)
God (voice, uncredited)
 2000 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2000)
 2000 Ghosthunter (Short)
Charlie Fielding
 2000 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Mr. Turner
- Legacy (2000) ... Mr. Turner
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Adm. Wagner
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Movie)
General Bulstrode
 1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Father
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
Hudson Junior
 1998 The Grand (TV Series)
Edward Lawrence
- Episode #2.7 (1998) ... Edward Lawrence
 1997 So This Is Romance?
Mike's Dad
 1997 For My Baby
Rudi Wittfogel
 1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Derek
- Episode #2.4 (1997) ... Derek
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Derek
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Derek
 1996 Tiré à part
John Rathbone
 1995 Gospa
Monsignor
 1995 A Mind to Murder (TV Movie)
Professor Etherege
 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Howard Franklin
- Lost and Found (1994) ... Howard Franklin
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Harold Plumb
- Fruit of the Desert (1994) ... Harold Plumb
 1994 Charlemagne (TV Mini-Series)
Alcuin de York
- L'empereur (1994) ... Alcuin de York
- Le roi (1994) ... Alcuin de York
 1993 An Exchange of Fire (TV Series)
Pavel Rhele
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Pavel Rhele
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Pavel Rhele
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
Sergei
 1991 Burning Shore (TV Movie)
Garrick
 1990 King of the Wind
Edward Coke
 1988 Erebus: The Aftermath (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Peter Mahon
 1987 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Razetta
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Frank Strange
- In the Secret State (1985) ... Frank Strange
 1984 Nine Days in May (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
Boris
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Jacob Marley
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Kravtsov
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
The Witchsmeller Pursuivant
- Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983) ... The Witchsmeller Pursuivant
 1983 The Ploughman's Lunch
Matthew Fox
 1983 Enigma
Canarsky
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
William Grey
 1970-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dearth / Frank Doel / Andrew Firth
- Dear Brutus (1981) ... Dearth
- The Lie (1970) ... Andrew Firth
 1981 Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (TV Movie)
Shahriar
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Arthur Pearson
- There's One Born Every Minute (1981) ... Arthur Pearson
 1980 Betzi (TV Movie)
Napoleon
 1979 Ring of Darkness
Paul
 1978 The Thief of Baghdad (TV Movie)
Abu Bakar
 1978 Saturday, Sunday, Monday (TV Movie)
Peppino
 1973 Shaft in Africa
Amafi
 1969-1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Adolf Hitler / Wilfred Tilley
- The Piano Tuner (1969) ... Wilfred Tilley
 1972 The Exorcism of Hugh
George Dabernon
 1972 Van der Valk und das Mädchen (TV Movie)
Piet van der Valk
 1972 Danny Jones
Mr. Jones
 1971 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Casanova
- Golden Apples (1971) ... Casanova
- Fevers of Love (1971) ... Casanova
- Window, Window (1971) ... Casanova
- Magic Moments (1971) ... Casanova
- One at a Time (1971) ... Casanova
 1971 Gumshoe
William
 1971/I In the Devil's Garden
Det. Chief Supt. Velyan
 1970 Cromwell
John Carter
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Davies
 1969 This Happy Breed (TV Movie)
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Albert
- Blood of the Lamb (1969) ... Albert
 1962-1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
David Field / Patrick Kelly / Bosun / ...
- A Foot in the Door (1969) ... David Field
- Always Something Hot (1962) ... Bosun
- The Hard Knock (1962) ... Franco Angelo
 1968 Twisted Nerve
Henry Durnley
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Igor Bounin
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Supt. Weaver
 1967 The Spare Tyres (Short)
Council foreman
 1967 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Jean Valjean
- Redemption (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- Insurrection (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- The Trap (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- Marius (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- Sanctuary (1967) ... Jean Valjean
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Dr. Dee
 1967 Robbery
Robinson
 1967 The Jokers
Harrassed man
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The man
- Oldenberg (1967) ... The man
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Dogberry
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Dr. Hans Kuperus
- The Murderer (1966) ... Dr. Hans Kuperus
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Second Fish Porter
 1965 Othello
Iago
 1964 The Comedy Man
Prout
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
British Embassy Porter (uncredited)
 1963 The Wild Affair
Drunk
 1963 Underworld Informers
Leon Sale
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Albert Hope
- Drama '63: Albert Hope (1963) ... Albert Hope
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Corsetiere
 1962 Private Potter
Capt. Patterson
 1962 The Longest Day
Pvt. Coke (uncredited)
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Booking Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Henry - Teddy's father
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Harvey
- Fire! (1962) ... Harvey
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Fernand Destayac
- The Farquhar Connection (1962) ... Fernand Destayac
 1961 The Compartment (TV Movie)
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
George Lander
- The One That Got Away (1961) ... George Lander
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
George Tremaine / Ross Mayer
- Josie (1961) ... George Tremaine
- Animals Can't Laugh (1961) ... Ross Mayer
 1961 One Way Pendulum (TV Movie)
Robert Barnes
 1961 Soldier, Soldier (TV Movie)
Charlie Scuffham
 1961 Doctor Knock (TV Series)
Monsieur Mousquet
- Act 3 (1961) ... Monsieur Mousquet
- Act 2 (1961) ... Monsieur Mousquet
 1959-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Bill Foden / Alfred Wilson / Eric Watts
- The Girl in the Window (1960) ... Bill Foden
- A Leap in the Dark (1960) ... Alfred Wilson
- Sugar in the Morning (1959) ... Eric Watts
 1960 Target Luna (TV Series)
Mr. Henderson
- The Falling Star (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- Solar Flare (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- Storm in Space (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- The Strange Illness (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- Count Down (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Louis
- Crime Passionnel (1959) ... Louis
 1958 Big Guns (TV Series)
Roscoe
- Villainy to Boot (1958) ... Roscoe
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello", in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Robert Lang, John Stride, Michael Turner, Graham Crowden, Anthony Hopkins (played "Messenger"), Edward Hardwicke, Edward Petherbridge, Christopher Timothy, ... See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did not serve in World War II. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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