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Frank Finlay

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Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay as the Witchsmeller Pursuivant in The Black Adder
Francis Finlay

(1926-08-06)6 August 1926
Died30 January 2016(2016-01-30) (aged 89)
Weybridge, Surrey, England
Years active1958–2009
SpouseDoreen Shepherd (1954-2005) (her death) (3 children)

Francis Finlay, CBE (6 August 1926 – 30 January 2016) was an English stage, movie and television actor. Finlay was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Iago in the 1965 movie version of William Shakespeare's Othello. He was also known for his role as Jacob Marley in the 1984 movie A Christmas Carol. He won a BAFTA Award in 1974.

Finlay died on 30 January 2016 at his home in Weybridge, Surrey. He died from heart failure after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was aged 89.[1][2]


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  1. "Frank Finlay dead: British Oscar-nominated actor who played opposite Olivier dies aged 89". Independent.co.uk. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. "Actor Frank Finlay dies aged 89". BBC News.com. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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