'Powerhouse' Actor Albert Finney Dead at 82

Danny Woods
February 8, 2019

Albert Finney, the five-time Oscar-nominated British actor who starred in the likes of Skyfall, Erin Brockovich, the original Murder on the Orient Express, and the Best Picture-winning Tom Jones, has died at age 82.

Legendary British actor Albert Finney has passed away at the age of 82, following a short illness.

Our thoughts are with Finney's family and friends at this hard time.

The Scrooge actor has died, years after his battle with kidney cancer in 2011, though it's unclear if it is related to his death. A powerhouse of an actor.

Finney studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, beginning his career as a Shakespearean stage actor.

His big film break came as "angry young man" Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

He played alcoholic ex-diplomat Geoffrey Firmin in Under the Volcano, which brought him his fourth Oscar nomination, and would go on to earn another nod in 2001 for Erin Brockovich.

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He was best known for his roles in Erin Brokovich, Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy Warbucks in the musical Annie.

One of his most recent roles included the portrayal of Kincade in the 2012 film Skyfall. Finney famously lost the trophy to Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field - a historic moment that made Poitier the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy award.

Finney's break-out role followed when he appeared in "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning", and then he starred in "Tom Jones".

Albert's other memorable roles include Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm where he won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

The film gained him the first of five Oscar nominations.

He was married three times, to actors Jane Wenham and Anouk Aimeé between 1957-61 and 1970-78 respectively, and travel agent Pene Delmage in 2006.

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