Albert Finney, British actor dies aged 82

British actor, Albert Finney played iconic roles throughout the span of his career including the lead in Hamlet has died aged 82He recieved five grammy nomination and won many awards.

Finney attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts after which he landed his first big role in the 1960 film as a disillusioned factory worker. His strong performance put him on the map as a force to be reckoned within the acting world.

Three years after his first film performances, Finney landed the lead role in Tom Jones, which was a huge success. The film won four Oscars, two Golden Globes, and Finney himself was received positively by critics for his role as the titular character, Tom Jones.

Other notables include Two for the Road (1967), Scrooge (1971), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Hamlet (1975), Shoot the Moon (1982), Under the Volcano (1984), Annie (1982) Miller’s Crossing (1990), A Man of No Importance (1994, Big Fish (2003), Skyfall (2012) etc.

Finney married three times in his lifetime and had  a daughter – actress Jane Wenham and son Simon Finney. 

In 2007, Finney was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He died aged 82.

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