Five-time Oscar-nominated English acting legend, Albert Finney, has died, leaving behind a prestigious legacy.
Albert Finney, the celebrated British thespian known from films like Skyfall, Big Fish, Murder on the Orient Express and Tom Jones, just to name a few, has died at the age of 82.
The legendary actor succumbed to a chest infection on Thursday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. As his family tells AP in a statement, Albert “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.”
Finney spearheaded the British performance movement known as “kitchen sink realism,” focusing on angsty, disillusioned characters. Having started in stage and television, he would burst onto the cinematic scene in 1960 in The Entertainer. However, his lead role as the title character in 1963’s Tom Jones – a picaresque adventure-comedy based on Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel – cemented his place in the annals,