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Albert Finney


Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer (1960) of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical roles when he ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich Ed Masry
(2000)
Big Fish
Big Fish Ed Bloom - Senior
(2003)
Murder on the Orient Express
(1974)

Filmography

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 2012 Skyfall
Kincade
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Dr. Albert Hirsch
 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum
Dr. Albert Hirsch
 2006 Amazing Grace
John Newton
 2006 A Good Year
Uncle Henry
 2005 Aspects of Love
George Dillingham
 2005 Corpse Bride
Finis Everglot (voice)
 2004 Ocean's Twelve
Gaspar LeMarque (uncredited)
 2003 Big Fish
Ed Bloom - Senior
 2001-2003 My Uncle Silas (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Silas
- The Christening (2003) ... Uncle Silas
- A Happy Man (2003) ... Uncle Silas
- The Race (2003) ... Uncle Silas
- Shandy Lil (2003) ... Uncle Silas
- Finger Wet, Finger Dry (2003) ... Uncle Silas
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Winston Churchill
 2001 Delivering Milo
Elmore Dahl
 2001 Hemingway, the Hunter of Death
Ernest Hemingway
 2000 Traffic
Chief of Staff
 2000 Erin Brockovich
Ed Masry
 1999 Simpatico
Simms
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Kilgore Trout
 1998 A Rather English Marriage (TV Movie)
Reggie Conyngham-Jervis
 1997 Washington Square
Dr. Austin Sloper
 1996-1997 Nostromo (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Dr. Monygham
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Dr. Monygham
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Feeld
- Friday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Thursday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Wednesday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
- Tuesday (1996) ... Daniel Feeld
 1995 The Run of the Country
Danny's Father
 1994 A Man of No Importance
Alfred Byrne
 1994 The Browning Version
Andrew Crocker-Harris
 1992 Rich in Love
Warren Odom
 1992 The Playboys
Constable Brendan Hegarty
 1990 The Green Man (TV Mini-Series)
Maurice
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Maurice
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Maurice
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Maurice
 1990 Miller's Crossing
Leo
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Jason Cromwell
 1989 The Endless Game (TV Mini-Series)
Alec Hillsden
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Alec Hillsden
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Alec Hillsden
 1987 A Simple Man (TV Movie)
Introduction
 1987 Orphans
Harold
 1984 The Biko Inquest (TV Movie)
Sidney Kentridge, for Biko family
 1984 Under the Volcano
Geoffrey Firmin
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)
 1983 The Dresser
Sir
 1982 Annie
Daddy Warbucks
 1982 Shoot the Moon
George Dunlap
 1981 Looker
Dr. Larry Roberts
 1981 Wolfen
Dewey Wilson
 1981 Loophole
Mike Daniels
 1977 The Duellists
Fouché
 1976 Alpha Beta
Frank Elliot
 1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Man in Audience at Opera (uncredited)
 1975 Forget-Me-Not-Lane (TV Movie)
Frank
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express
Hercule Poirot
 1971 Gumshoe
Eddie Ginley
 1970 Scrooge
Ebenezer Scrooge
 1969 The Picasso Summer
George Smith
 1967 Charlie Bubbles
Charlie Bubbles
 1967 Two for the Road
Mark Wallace
 1964 Night Must Fall
Danny
 1963 The Victors
Russian Soldier
 1963 Tom Jones
Tom Jones
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Billy Fisher
- Billy Liar (1960) ... Billy Fisher
 1960 The Entertainer
Mick Rice
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.208 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.207 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.206 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
- Episode #1.204 (1959) ... Tom Fletcher
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Lysander
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- View Friendship and Marriage (1958) ... Arnold
 1957 The Claverdon Road Job (TV Movie)
PC George Grayson
 1956 The Miser (TV Movie)
Cléante
 1956 She Stoops to Conquer (TV Movie)
Mr. Hardcastle
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He acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Paul Robeson, Charles Laughton, Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Sam Wanamaker, Harry Andrews, Robert Hardy, Mary Ure, Ian Holm, Edward De Souza, Vanessa Redgrave, Angela Baddeley, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Charles Laughton] He was the first kind of legend I actually had contact with professionally, which was very exciting. I admired him in his movies; I'd never seen him on the stage. I thought he was terrific. See more »

Trivia:

Was initially asked to reprise his role as Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile (1978). However, he had found the make-up he had to wear for the first movie Murder on the Orient Express (1974) very uncomfortable in the hot interior of the train, and on realizing that he would have to undergo the same experience, this time in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, he declined the role. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Nickname:

Albie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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