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His two most famous film roles were as the man wrongly accused of being the ‘necktie strangler’ in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972), the director’s last great film, and the title role in Roman Polanski’s MacBeth in 1971. He may be best known for the role he turned down: that of James Bond when Cubby Broccoli was looking for a handsome British actor to replace Sean Connery for 1973′s Live And Let Die. Earlier in his career, actor Jon Finch had appeared in the Hammer horror films The Vampire Lovers and The Horror Of Frankenstein. He also starred in the end-of-the-world sci-fi saga The Last Days Of Man On Earth (1973) from cult director Robert Fuest (The Abominable Dr. Phibes). He was married for several years to Catrinoa MacColl, who worked regularly with director Lucio Fulci in films including The Beyond and House By The Cemetery. Finch’s final role was »

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