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Frank Finlay, Oscar-Nominated British Actor, Dies at 89

31 January 2016 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British actor Frank Finlay, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in “Othello” and starred in the “Three Musketeers” films of the ’70s, died Saturday, according to a message on his official website. He was 89.

“We are very saddened to announce that Frank died today 30 January 2016 at home surrounded by his family,” reads the statement. “He was a fine actor and will be very much missed by his friends and family.”

Finlay starred alongside Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Michael York in 1973’s “The Three Musketeers” before returning as Porthos for “The Four Musketeers: Milday’s Revenge” in 1974. He would go on to reprise his role in the 1989 film “The Return of the Musketeers.”

The actor also appeared in the Richard Roundtree sequel “Shaft in Africa.” His TV credits include starring in “Bouquet of Barbed Wire” with Susan Penhaligon and in Dennis Potter serial “Casanova.”

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- Alex Stedman

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Frank Finlay, Oscar-Nominated British Actor, Dies at 89

31 January 2016 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British actor Frank Finlay, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in “Othello” and starred in the “Three Musketeers” films of the ’70s, died Saturday, according to a message on his official website. He was 89.

“We are very saddened to announce that Frank died today 30 January 2016 at home surrounded by his family,” reads the statement. “He was a fine actor and will be very much missed by his friends and family.”

Finlay starred alongside Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Michael York in 1973’s “The Three Musketeers” before returning as Porthos for “The Four Musketeers: Milday’s Revenge” in 1974. He would go on to reprise his role in the 1989 film “The Return of the Musketeers.”

The actor also appeared in the Richard Roundtree sequel “Shaft in Africa.” His TV credits include starring in “Bouquet of Barbed Wire” with Susan Penhaligon and in Dennis Potter serial “Casanova.”

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- Alex Stedman

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Frank Finlay obituary

31 January 2016 9:38 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stage and screen actor admired for his many classical theatrical roles who played the obsessed father in the 1970s TV drama Bouquet of Barbed Wire

As an actor, there was something sinister and sepulchral about Frank Finlay, who has died aged 89. He was able to imply depths of feeling by doing very little. And his distinctive voice had an in-built echo, so that he sounded as though he was speaking inside a dark, dank cave.

Although he was a devout Catholic, he rarely played good people. His luxuriant mane of black hair (turning grey and, later, white) complemented a skull-like appearance with still, sunken eyes and prominent cheekbones. On television he played Jean Valjean in a BBC mini-series of Les Miserables, Adolf Hitler, Casanova and, most famously, an incestuously obsessive father in Andrea Newman’s television drama, Bouquet of Barbed Wire. The latter series, produced by London Weekend Television in »

- Michael Coveney

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