Albert Finney (9 May 1936 7 February 2019) was an English actor. He was born in Salford, Lancashire and educated at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His acting career began in the theatre while he was still attending RADA, and subsequently expanded to include television roles (along with television broadcasts of stage plays).
His first film role was in The Entertainer, but his breakout role was in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. After this, his career continued for fifty six years across television, film, and theatre; his last role was in the James Bond film Skyfall. During this period, he earned a pile of Academy Award nominations, BAFTA nominations (two wins), Golden Globe nominations (3 wins), Tony Award nominations (four wins), and Emmy awards (one win).
Finney was married at various times to Jane Wenham, Anouk Aimée, and Pene Delmage.
He battled kidney cancer since his diagnosis in 2006, but ultimately died of a chest infection in 2019.
His featured roles include
- Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) — Arthur Seaton
- Tom Jones (1963) — Tom (Academy Award nomination for Best Actor)
- Two for the Road (1967) — Mark Wallace
- Scrooge (1970) — Scrooge
- Murder on the Orient Express (1974) — Hercule Poirot
- The Duellists (1977) — Fouche
- Looker (1981) — Dr. Larry Roberts
- Wolfen (1981) — Dewey Wilson
- Annie (1982) — Daddy Warbucks
- Shoot The Moon (1982) — George Dunlap
- The Dresser (1983) — Sir
- Under The Volcano (1984) — Geoffrey Firmin
- Miller's Crossing (1990) — Leo O'Bannon
- The Browning Version (1994) — Andrew Crocker-Harris
- Erin Brockovich (2000) — Edward Masry
- Traffic (2000) — White House Chief of Staff
- The Gathering Storm (2002) (TV) — Winston Churchill
- Big Fish (2003) — Edward Bloom
- Ocean's Twelve (2004) — Gaspar LeMarque
- Corpse Bride (2005) — Lord Finis Everglot
- Amazing Grace (2006) — John Newton
- A Good Year (2006) — Uncle Henry Skinner
- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) — Charles
- The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) / The Bourne Legacy (2012) — Dr. Albert Hirsch
- Skyfall (2012) — Kincade