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The Academy's Diversity Problem is Not Going Away

23 February 2016 1:04 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Daniel Clowes, whose comic book "Ghost World" inspired Terry Zwigoff's outstanding 2001 film adaptation, landed a potent dig at the Academy Monday when The New Yorker unveiled his February 29 cover illustration, "Privileged Characters." Depicting statuettes of a darker hue roped off from the red carpet, it's a one-glance indictment of the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, and all the more devastating for arriving at a moment in which one thing has become abundantly clear: the furor most frequently labeled #OscarsSoWhite is not going away.   On his HBO series "Last Week Tonight" Sunday, John Oliver got in on the game too, memorably (and hilariously) thrashing Hollywood for its history of casting white actors in roles that would logically be played by people of color, from John Wayne as Genghis Khan to Laurence Olivier's notorious "Othello" blackface. His announcer opened the occasional segment, "Why Is This Still a »

- Matt Brennan

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Letter: Frank Finlay’s Iago seized my imagination

5 February 2016 7:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the mid-60s, thanks to the Inner London Education Authority’s policy of subsidised matinees for schools, I was privileged to see the National Theatre’s production of Othello with Laurence Olivier and Frank Finlay (obituary, 2 February). Olivier’s performance I found artificial and overstated (my ignorance, not his fault) but Finlay’s Iago seized my attention and imagination.

I still recall with a frisson the moment when his Iago revealed his true, infernal nature. In the final scene Othello attempts to kill Iago, uttering the words “If that thou be’st a devil I cannot kill thee.” Finlay’s Iago doubled over, then slowly straightened up and extended the blood-stained hand he had taken from the wound and delivered the line “I bleed, sir, but not killed.” I went on to a career in theatre.

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- Bruce Holman

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Frank Finlay, Who Received an Oscar Nomination Performing Across From Laurence Olivier, Dies at 89

31 January 2016 6:11 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Frank Finlay, the British actor known for his performances on stage and screen, including his Oscar-nominated turn as Iago across from Laurence Olivier in 1965's Othello, passed away from heart failure this Saturday. His son, David, shared the news on Facebook. Finlay was 89.On film, Finlay starred in Richard Lester's adaptations of The Three Musketeers (1973) and Four Musketeers (1974), as well as Richard Eyre’s The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983), and Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002). Finlay spent much of his career onstage, performing during the early days of the the English Stage Company at the Royal Court and Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company. On television, he starred in the BBC's six-part series Casanova (1971), as well as several filmed theater productions on the network. Though Finlay received the Cbe (Commander Order of the British Empire) in 1984, he was never knighted. "Perhaps I haven't been high-profile enough," Finlay joked to the »

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Oscar Nominated Actor Frank Finlay Dies at 89

31 January 2016 4:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frank Finlay, the British actor known for his Oscar-nominated work as Iago in Othello and 1975's The Three Musketeers, has died, according to his website. He was 89. "We are very saddened to announce that Frank died today 30th January 2016 at home surrounded by his family," the statement read. "He was a fine actor and will be very much missed by his friends and family." Finlay, who was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Doreen Shepherd, had over 100 credits to his name and last appeared in the U.K.'s television mini-series Four Seasons in 2009. Notable roles include Casanova »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Oscar Nominated Actor Frank Finlay Dies at 89

31 January 2016 4:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frank Finlay, the British actor known for his Oscar-nominated work as Iago in Othello and 1975's The Three Musketeers, has died, according to his website. He was 89. "We are very saddened to announce that Frank died today 30th January 2016 at home surrounded by his family," the statement read. "He was a fine actor and will be very much missed by his friends and family." Finlay, who was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Doreen Shepherd, had over 100 credits to his name and last appeared in the U.K.'s television mini-series Four Seasons in 2009. Notable roles include Casanova »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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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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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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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith: ‘Maggie-nificent’ For 60 Years

3 January 2016 12:23 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Downton Abbey,” which begins its final season Sunday, is a PBS series that inspires the kind of fan loyalty usually reserved for “Star Wars” or “Walking Dead.” To some viewers, Maggie Smith was a big discovery as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, though they might have known her as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the “Harry Potter” films. Others may think of Smith as the mother of hunk Toby Stephens of the TV series “Black Sails.”

But true Smith fans know that the actress has been shining for nearly 60 years. Smith, who has won two Oscars and is a current Golden Globe contender for the film “The Lady in the Van,” has worked with names ranging from Paul Lynde to Laurence Olivier, also including such talents as Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Bette Davis, Michael CaineAlan Bennett, Merchant-Ivory, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz.

According to the Variety Archives, Smith made her American »

- Tim Gray

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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith: ‘Maggie-nificent’ For 60 Years

3 January 2016 12:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Downton Abbey,” which begins its final season Sunday, is a PBS series that inspires the kind of fan loyalty usually reserved for “Star Wars” or “Walking Dead.” To some viewers, Maggie Smith was a big discovery as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, though they might have known her as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the “Harry Potter” films. Others may think of Smith as the mother of hunk Toby Stephens of the TV series “Black Sails.”

But true Smith fans know that the actress has been shining for nearly 60 years. Smith, who has won two Oscars and is a current Golden Globe contender for the film “The Lady in the Van,” has worked with names ranging from Paul Lynde to Laurence Olivier, also including such talents as Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Bette Davis, Michael CaineAlan Bennett, Merchant-Ivory, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz.

According to the Variety Archives, Smith made her American »

- Tim Gray

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