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Friday, February 8, 2019

Remembering Albert Finney 1936 - 2019



The English actor, who died Thursday at age 82, received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983) and Under the Volcano (1984) and one nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Erin Brockovich (2000). He won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Made for TV Movie for his performance as Winston Churchill in HBO's The Gathering Storm. And he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Play for Luther (1964) and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1968).

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Albert Finney's life and career.

He won a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer for the 1960 British drama, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.



He won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer (Male) for the 1963 British film, Tom Jones.



He starred in the 1964 film, Night Must Fall.



He starred opposite Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 British film, Two for the Road.



He directed and starred in the 1968 British film, Charlie Bubbles.



He starred opposite Yvette Mimieux in the 1969 drama, The Picasso Summer.



He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his performace as Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooge, the 1970 British musical film adaptation of A Christmas Carol.



He played Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in the 1974 British film, Murder on the Orient Express.



He was interviewed by Mavis Nicholson on the British TV show, Good Afternoon!, on September 22, 1977.



He played a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in the 1981 science-fiction film, Looker.



He played Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks opposite Carol Burnett's Miss Hannigan in the 1982 musical, Annie.



He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for the 1982 drama, Shoot the Moon.




In March 1984, he was interviewed about the CBS movie, Pope John Paul II, in which he made his American television debut.



He starred in the 1993 drama, Rich in Love, with Jill Clayburgh, Kathryn Erbe, Kyle MacLachlan and Piper Laurie.



He played a gay - but firmly closeted - bus conductor in the 1994 film, A Man of No Importance.



He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the 2000 film, Erin Brockovich.



He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for director Tim Burton's 2003 film, Big Fish.

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