The British actor Albert Finney, who in the course of his career five times was nominated for an Oscar, is at the age of 82 died. That report British media today. Finney died after a short illness.
Finney had his breakthrough in 1960, he was in ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ the role of “angry young man” Arthur Seaton.
Then he was in dozens of other films, giving him five Oscarnominaties resulted. He was four times nominated as best actor in a leading role, in particular for his contribution in the movies ‘Tom Jones’ (1963), Murder on the Orient Express’ (1974), ‘The Dresser’ (1983) and ‘Under the Volcano’ (1984). For his role in ‘Erin Brokovich’ (2000) he was also nominated as best actor in a supporting role. But he was never one of those nominations to redeem.
Other memorable roles that Finney even played, are that of Daddy Warbucks in ‘Annie’ (1982), Scrooge in the eponymous film (1970) and of Winston Churchill in the often award-winning tv movie ‘The Gathering Storm’. His final performances, dating from the beginning of this decade. When he was still in ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and in the James bond film ‘Skyfall’.