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Albert Finney

Actor Date of birth 9th May 1936
Place of birth Salford, Greater Manchester, USA
Year of debut 1960
First feature film The Entertainer

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated5
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated9
  • Golden Globe Awards won2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated8
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Biography

Albert Finney studied at RADA. He built up a reputation in theatre before moving into movies. In the sixties he starred in several British New Wave movies such as Saturday Night And Sunday Morning. In the seventies he appeared as Poirot in Murder On The Orient Express. He has since starred in a range of movies from Erin Brockovich to The Bourne Ultimatum.

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Did you know?

  • Albert Finney turned down a CBE in 1982 and a Knighthood in 2000.
  • In 1967 he made his directorial debut with Charlie Bubbles.
  • In 1959 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was Laurence Olivier’s understudy for the play Coriolanus.
  • He reportedly turned down the lead role in Lawrence Of Arabia.
  • He married Jane Wenham in 1957. They divorced in 1961. They have a son. He was married to Anouk Aimee from 1970 to 1978. He married Pene Delmage in 2000.

Awards

  • 5 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2000 Actor in a Supporting Role - Erin Brockovich
    • 1984 Actor in a Leading Role - Under The Volcano
    • 1983 Actor in a Leading Role - The Dresser
    • 1974 Actor - Murder On The Orient Express
    • 1963 Actor - Tom Jones
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1960 Most Promising Newcomer To Leading Film Roles - Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
  • 9 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2003 Actor in a Supporting Role - Big Fish
    • 2000 Actor in a Supporting Role - Erin Brockovich
    • 1984 Actor - The Dresser
    • 1982 Actor - Shoot The Moon
    • 1974 Actor - Murder On The Orient Express
    • 1971 Actor - Gumshoe
    • 1963 British Actor - Tom Jones
    • 1960 British Actor - Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
    • 1960 Most Promising Newcomer To Leading Film Roles - Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1971 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Scrooge
    • 1964 New Star Of The Year - Tom Jones
  • 8 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2004 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama - Big Fish
    • 2001 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama - Erin Brockovich
    • 1985 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Under The Volcano
    • 1984 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Dresser
    • 1983 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Shoot The Moon
    • 1971 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Scrooge
    • 1964 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Tom Jones
    • 1964 New Star Of The Year - Tom Jones