Albert Finney

British actor

Albert Finney (9 May 1936 – 7 February 2019) was a British 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.

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

Personal life change

Finney was born in Salford, Greater Manchester on 9 May 1936.[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 respiratory tract infection on 7 February 2019.[6][7]

Finney declined the offer of a CBE in 1980, as well as a knighthood in 2000. He criticised these honours as "perpetuating snobbery".[8]

References change

  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]. (in French). Paris: 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.
  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. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. "Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82". BBC News. 8 February 2019.
  7. Cowell, Alan (8 February 2019). "Albert Finney, 'Angry Young Man' Who Became a Hollywood Star, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  8. "Revealed: secret list of 300 who scorned honours", The Sunday Times, 21 December 2003

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