Albert Finney

finneyAlbert Finney, Jr. (born 9 May 1936) is a British actor. Hailed as a “second Olivier” as a young stage actor in the late 1950s, Finney rose to film star fame in the early 1960s. Although his early fame was later tempered by long absences from major motion pictures, he continues to earn awards and acclaim in a varied five-decade career on stage, films, and television.
Finney’s career began in the theatre; he made his first MV5BMjAzNDczMzEwMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDcwMjU2._V1._SX327_SY400_appearance on the London stage in 1958 in Jane Arden’s The Party, directed by Charles Laughton. Finney made several television productions for the BBC in the 1990s, including The Green Man (1990), based on a story by Kingsley Amis, the acclaimed drama A Rather English Marriage (1998) (with Tom Courtenay), and the lead role in Dennis Potter’s final two plays, Karaoke and Cold Lazarus in 1996 and 1997. In the latter he played a frozen, disembodied head. Finney also made an appearance at Roger Waters’ The Wall Concert in Berlin, where he played “The Judge” during the performance of “The Trial.” In 2002, he played Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm, for which he won BAFTA and Emmy awards as Best Actor. Finney also had a voice-over role as Finnis Everglot in Tim Burton’s 015a2005 film Corpse Bride.
He also played the leading role in the television series My Uncle Silas, about a Cornish country gentleman looking after his great-nephew. The series ran from 2000 until 2002, then again for a mini-series in 2003.
Finney was born in Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, to Alice Hobson and Albert Finney, Sr., a bookmaker. He was educated at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
He has two sons: Simon, who works in the film business as a technician, and Declan, who now studies at the University of Bath.
Finney is close friends with his onetime classmate Peter O’Toole. He is also good friends with Gene Wilder, whom he met through chance, and accepted a quick cameo in Wilder’s The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother.
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