Veteran British actor and recipient of three Golden Globes, Albert Finney has been died from a short term chest infection at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London on Thursday afternoon, according to the UK’s Press Association (PA) news agency.
Finney, who received four best actor Oscar nominations and won three Golden Globes, “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side”, the spokesperson said.
Born in the Charlestown suburb of Salford, Finney attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began to work in the theatre as a Shakespearean actor before attaining prominence on screen in the early 1960s, debuting with The Entertainer (1960), directed by Tony Richardson, who had previously directed him in the theatre. He maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television.
His more recent films include “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007), “The Bourne Legacy” (2012), and the James Bond film “Skyfall”, out the same year. His four best actor Academy Award nominations were for “Tom Jones” (1963), “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), “The Dresser” (1983) and “Under the Volcano” (1984). He was also nominated for best supporting actor for his performance in “Erin Brockovich” (2000).
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18 February, 2019