Albert Finney

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Albert Finney
Albert Finney 1966.jpg
Albert Finney in 1966
Born(1936-05-09)9 May 1936
Died7 February 2019(2019-02-07) (aged 82)[1]
Brompton, London, England, UK
EducationThe Tootal Drive Primary School
Alma materThe Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationActor
Years active1958-2012
Known forTom Jones in Tom Jones
Spouse(s)Jane Wenham
(1957–1961; divorced),
Anouk Aimée
(1970–1978; divorced),
Pene Delmage
(2006–present)
Children1
AwardsGolden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award, BAFTA Award

Albert Finney (9 May 1936 – 7 February 2019) was a British movie, television and stage actor.[1] His career lasted 60 years. Finney was mostly known for his role in Tom Jones, for his role as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express and for his role as Edward Bloom in Big Fish. He won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Emmy Award, and a BAFTA Award.[2] He was also the voice of Finis Everglot in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

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Finney was born in Pendleton, Greater Manchester, England on 9 May 1938.[3] He was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Finney married Jane Wenham from 1957 to 1961. Finney married Anouk Aimée from 1970 to 1978. He married Pene Delmage in 2006. He had a son, Simon.

In May 2011, Finney received treatment for kidney cancer.[4][5] Finney died from a chest infection on 7 February 2019.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "L'acteur britannique Albert Finney, qui a incarné Hercule Poirot, est mort" [British actor Albert Finney, who played Hercule Poirot, is dead]. culturebox.francetvinfo.fr (in French). Paris: culturebox.francetvinfo.fr and AFP. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. Awards for Albert Finney on IMDb
  3. "Albert Finney Biography". filmreference. 2008. Archived from the original on 26 December 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Eden, Richard (15 May 2011). "Film star Albert Finney won't let cancer grind him down". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  5. Taylor, Paul (30 November 2012). "Actor Albert Finney - son of Salford - loves to come home". Manchester Evening News. manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. "Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82". BBC News. BBC.
  7. "Albert Finney, 'Angry Young Man' Who Became a Hollywood Star, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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