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Albert Finney is a Actor, Director and Producer British born on 9 may 1936 at Salford (United-kingdom)

Albert Finney

Albert Finney
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 may 1936 at Salford (United-kingdom)
Death 8 february 2019 (at 82 years)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, his debut being The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, who had directed him in theatre plays various times before. He became a leading Free Cinema figure, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Tom Jones (1963), Annie (1982), The Dresser (1983), Miller's Crossing (1990), Big Fish (2003), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and the James Bond film Skyfall (2012).

A recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Finney has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984); and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

Biography

By his first wife, Jane Wenham, he has a son, Simon, who works in the film industry as a camera operator.

From 1970 to 1978, he was married to French actress Anouk Aimée.

In May 2011, Finney disclosed that he had been receiving treatment for kidney cancer.

Best films

Skyfall (2012)
(Actor)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
(Actor)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
(Actor)
Big Fish (2004)
(Actor)
Annie (1982)
(Actor)
Tom Jones (1964)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(4 films)
Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2 films)
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(4 films)
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Albert Finney (54 films)

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Actor

Jason Bourne, 2h3
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed
Rating65% 3.295323.295323.295323.295323.29532
La traque de Jason Bourne par les services secrets américains se poursuit. Des îles Canaries à Londres en passant par Las Vegas...
The Bourne Legacy, 2h15
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Robot films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney
Roles Dr. Albert Hirsch
Rating66% 3.3459553.3459553.3459553.3459553.345955
The CIA lost trace of Jason Bourne's whereabouts in Moscow six weeks ago. Meanwhile, Aaron Cross is a government operative assigned to Operation Outcome, a Department of Defense black operation program using experimental pills known as "chems" to enhance the physical and mental abilities of their users. Aaron is assigned to Alaska for a training exercise, where he must survive weather extremes and traverse rugged terrain in order to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who informs Aaron that he has broken the mission record by two days.
Skyfall
Skyfall (2012)
, 2h23
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about computing, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney
Roles Kincade
Rating77% 3.8938653.8938653.8938653.8938653.893865
In Istanbul the MI6 agents James Bond and Eve chase a mercenary, Patrice, who has stolen a computer hard drive containing details of undercover agents placed in terrorist organisations by NATO states. Patrice wounds Bond in the shoulder and, as the two men fight atop a train, M, the head of MI6, orders Eve to fire a distant shot with a rifle at Patrice; Eve misses and inadvertently shoots Bond, allowing Patrice to escape. Bond falls into a river and goes missing, presumed to be dead.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 2h3
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon
Roles Charles Hanson
Rating72% 3.6491453.6491453.6491453.6491453.649145
Note: The story is explained here in its chronological order, rather than as it is presented in the film.
The Bourne Ultimatum, 1h56
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Tony Gilroy, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Dr. Albert Hirsch
Rating79% 3.9976553.9976553.9976553.9976553.997655
Following his pursuit by Kirill, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) evades Moscow police. Six weeks later, CIA Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) divulges the audiotaped confession of Ward Abbott, the late former head of Operation Treadstone, to Director Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn). Meanwhile, in Turin, journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) of The Guardian meets an informant to learn about Jason and Operation Blackbriar, the program succeeding Treadstone. The CIA tracks Ross as he returns to London, after his mention of "Blackbriar" during a cell-phone call to his editor is detected by the ECHELON system. Jason reappears in Paris to inform Martin Kreutz (Daniel Brühl), the step-brother of his girlfriend Marie Helena Kreutz (Franka Potente) of her assassination in India.
Amazing Grace, 1h58
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Films about slavery, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about autism
Actors Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Romola Garai, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell
Roles John Newton
Rating74% 3.747983.747983.747983.747983.74798
In 1796 William Wilberforce is severely ill and taking a recuperative holiday in Bath, Somerset, with his cousin, Henry Thornton. It is here that William is introduced to his future wife, Barbara Spooner. Although he initially resists any romantic overtures, she convinces him to relate the story of his career.
A Good Year, 1h58
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, La provence
Actors Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander
Roles Uncle Henry Skinner
Rating69% 3.4981653.4981653.4981653.4981653.498165
In the prologue, a young Max Skinner, whose parents have died in an accident, spends his childhood summer holidays learning to appreciate the finer things in life at his Uncle Henry's vineyard estate in Provence in south-eastern France. Some 25 years later, Max is an unethical yet very successful hard-working London-based bond trader with a large portion sense of humour.
Corpse Bride, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about marriage
Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley
Roles Finis Everglot (voice)
Rating73% 3.699953.699953.699953.699953.69995
In an unspecified Victorian-era village somewhere in Europe, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), the neglected daughter of hateful aristocrats, are preparing for their arranged marriage, which will raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family. Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal and is scolded by Pastor Galswells (Christopher Lee), he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root.
Big Fish
Big Fish (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Films about families, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Werewolves in film, Political films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman
Roles Older Ed Bloom
Rating79% 3.998483.998483.998483.998483.99848
At his son's wedding party, Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) tells the same tall tale he's told many times over the years: on the day Will (Billy Crudup) was born, he was out catching an enormous uncatchable fish, using his wedding ring as bait. Will is annoyed, explaining to his wife Joséphine (Marion Cotillard) that because his father lives in a fantasy world and has never told the straight truth about anything, he felt unable to trust him. He is troubled to think that he might have a similarly difficult relationship with his future children. Will's relationship with his father becomes so strained that they do not talk for three years. But when his father's health starts to fail from cancer, Will and the now pregnant Joséphine return to his hometown in Alabama to visit. On the plane, Will recalls his father's tale of how he braved a swamp as a child after he was dared by a few other children. He meets a witch (Helena Bonham Carter). She shows Don Price and another boy how they were going to die. They run away, frightened. When the witch shows Edward his death in her glass eye, he accepts it without fear. With this knowledge, Edward knew there were no odds he could not face.
Ocean's Twelve, 2h5
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Don Cheadle
Roles Gaspar LeMarque (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.249993.249993.249993.249993.24999
Terry Benedict (Andy García) locates all eleven members of Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) gang, demanding they return the $160 million they stole from his casinos plus $38 million interest. Short by half, the group schemes to stage another heist in Europe to avoid problems with United States authorities. They are tipped off by an informant named Matsui (Robbie Coltrane) about the location of the first stock certificate ever. After a complex series of schemes they find the document has already been stolen by "The Night Fox", another master thief. Europol Detective Isabel Lahiri (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is called in to investigate the theft and realizes that her talking earlier about a particular burglary with Rusty (Brad Pitt) during their relationship, would have given Rusty the idea of how to solve the complication the gang would have come up against. Surprising the group at their accommodation, she warns them they cannot beat the Night Fox or his mentor, the mysterious master-thief "LeMarc", both of whom excel in practicing the "long-con". She has been hunting both for years.
The Gathering Storm, 1h36
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Historical
Actors Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache, Lena Headey, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Winston Churchill
Rating75% 3.796043.796043.796043.796043.79604
The film opens in 1934 with Winston Churchill deep in his wilderness years, and struggling to complete his biography of his ancestor the Duke of Marlborough, which he hopes will revive his fortunes. Winston is chided by his wife Clemmie for their lack of money and is aware that as a 'man of destiny' his moment may have passed. At the same time he struggles in the House of Commons as a backbencher to get a hearing for his concerns about German re-armament under Hitler and the policy of appeasement.
Delivering Milo, 1h34
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Anton Yelchin, Peter Nelson, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Hank Harris
Roles Elmore Dahl
Rating58% 2.901232.901232.901232.901232.90123
Elizabeth believes she has gone into labor, but at the hospital, the doctor tells her she was having Braxton Hicks contractions. The reality is that in the world from which babies come, Milo is too scared to leave the comfortable place where he has lived. Since babies must be born in order, no other babies will be born until Milo changes his mind. The people in charge give the job of educating Milo to Elmore, who is in a kind of limbo until he proves he is worthy of Heaven.
Erin Brockovich, 2h10
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Environmental films, Feminist films, Political films
Actors Julia Roberts, David Brisbin, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Peter Coyote
Roles Ed Masry
Rating72% 3.6499353.6499353.6499353.6499353.649935
In 1993, Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is an unemployed single mother of three children, who has recently been injured in a traffic accident with a doctor and is suing him. Her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), expects to win, but Erin's explosive courtroom behavior under cross-examination loses her the case, and Ed will not return her phone calls afterwards. One day he arrives at work to find her in the office, apparently working. She says that he told her things would work out and they didn't, and that she needed a job. He feels bad for her, and decides to give her a try at the office.
Traffic
Traffic (2000)
, 2h28
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tomás Milián
Roles Chief of Staff
Rating75% 3.798343.798343.798343.798343.79834
Mexico storyline In Mexico, police officer Javier Rodriguez (del Toro) and his partner Manolo Sanchez (Vargas) stop a drug transport and arrest the couriers. Their arrest is interrupted by General Salazar (Milian), a high-ranking Mexican official who decides to hire Javier. Salazar instructs him to apprehend Francisco Flores (Collins), a hitman for the Tijuana Cartel, headed by the Obregón brothers.
Breakfast of Champions, 1h50
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Bruce Willis, Albert Finney, Nick Nolte, Barbara Hershey, Glenne Headly, Lukas Haas
Roles Kilgore Trout
Rating46% 2.304312.304312.304312.304312.30431
The film is a portrait of a fictional town in the Midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy car dealership owner who is on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.