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Actor Albert Finney is dead

Albert Finney studied acting at the teaterskolan the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in the 50's, and continued to work on the scene until the 90's. For the large audience, he became known through his film and television roles.

Finney made his acting debut in Tony Richardsons ”The entertainer” in 1960. He starred in some of the uk's 60-talsfilmens classics, including ”Saturday night and Sunday morning” (1960) was one of the early films such on köksbänksrealism. Finney played the title role in ”Tom Jones” (1963).

Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot in ”Murder on the Orient express”. Photo: Rights Managed

At the theatre played Finney both Shakespeare and Strindberg, as well as contemporary dramas of John Osborne and Peter Nicholas. He was active at the Old Vic in London and on Broadway in New York city.

also, the on film area, where he starred in musicals such as ”Scrooge” (1970) and ”Annie” (1982) and later worked with the brothers Coen and Steven Soderbergh.

He was awarded several awards for his Winston Churchill portrait in the tv movie ”The gathering storm” (2002), a co-production between the BBC and HBO.

Finney Oscarsnominerades five times, including for his roles in ”Murder on the Orient express” (1974), ”Under the volcano” (1984) and ”Erin Brockovich” (2000). He did his final role in the bond movie ”Skyfall” (2012).

Albert Finney was 82 years old and died after a short illness, said his family.

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