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Albert Finney



Albert Finney (né le 9 mai 1936 à Salford) est un acteur britannique.


1957 : Emergency-Ward 10, de Paul Bernard et John Cooper (série TV)
1960 : Samedi soir, dimanche matin (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning), de Karel Reisz
1960 : Le Cabotin (The Entertainer), de Tony Richardson
1963 : Tom Jones: de l’alcôve à la potence (Tom Jones), de Tony Richardson
1963 : Les Vainqueurs (The Victors), de Carl Foreman
1964 : La Force des ténèbres (Night Must Fall), de Karel Reisz
1967 : Voyage à deux (Two for the Road), de Stanley Donen
1967 : Charlie Bubbles, de Albert Finney
1969 : The Picasso Summer, de Serge Bourguignon et Robert Sallin
1970 : Scrooge, de Ronald Neame
1971 : Gumshoe, de Stephen Frears
1973 : Alpha Beta, de Anthony Page
1974 : Le Crime de l’Orient-Express (Murder on the Orient Express), de Sidney Lumet
1975 : Le Frère le plus fûté de Sherlock Holmes (The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother), de Gene Wilder
1977 : Les Duellistes (The Duellists), de Ridley Scott
1981 : Loophole, de John Quested
1981 : Wolfen, de Michael Wadleigh
1981 : Vidéo crime (Looker), de Michael Crichton
1982 : Lights, Camera, Annie! (TV)
1982 : L’Usure du temps (Shoot the Moon), d’Alan Parker
1982 : Annie, de John Huston
1983 : L’Habilleur (The Dresser), de Peter Yates
1984 : The Biko Inquest, de Graham Evans et Albert Finney (TV)
1984 : Pope John Paul II, de Herbert Wise (TV)
1984 : Au-dessous du volcan (Under the Volcano), de John Huston
1987 : A Simple Man (TV)
1987 : Orphans, de Alan J. Pakula
1990 : The Wall: Live in Berlin, de Ken O’Neil et Roger Waters (TV)
1990 : Cas de conscience (The Image), de Peter Werner (TV)
1990 : The Endless Game, de Bryan Forbes (TV)
1990 : Miller’s Crossing, de Joel Coen
1990 : The Green Man, de Elijah Moshinsky (TV)
1992 : The Playboys, de Gillies MacKinnon
1993 : Rich in Love, de Bruce Beresford
1994 : Les Leçons de la vie (The Browning Version), de Mike Figgis
1994 : Un homme sans importance (A Man of No Importance), de Suri Krishnamma
1995 : The Run of the Country, de Peter Yates
1996 : Cold Lazarus, de Renny Rye (feuilleton TV)
1996 : Karaoke, de Renny Rye (feuilleton TV)
1997 : Nostromo, de Alastair Reid (feuilleton TV)
1997 : Washington Square, de Agnieszka Holland
1998 : Un couple peu ordinaire (A Rather English Marriage), de Paul Seed (TV)
1999 : Breakfast of Champions, de Alan Rudolph
1999 : Simpatico, de Matthew Warchus
2000 : My Uncle Silas, de Philip Saville (série TV)
2000 : Erin Brockovich, seule contre tous (Erin Brockovich), de Steven Soderbergh
2000 : Traffic, de Steven Soderbergh
2001 : Hemingway, the Hunter of Death, de Sergio Dow
2001 : Le Cadeau de la vie (Delivering Milo), de Nick Castle
2002 : The Gathering Storm, de Richard Loncraine (TV)
2003 : My Uncle Silas II, de Tom Clegg (TV)
2003 : Big Fish, de Tim Burton
2004 : Ocean’s Twelve, de Steven Soderbergh
2005 : Les Noces funèbres (Corpse Bride), de Tim Burton et Mike Johnson (voix)
2006 : A good Year de Ridley Scott
2006 : Amazing Grace de Michael Apted
2007 : Before the Devil Knows You’re dead de Sidney Lumet

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Birth name Albert Finney

Born May 9, 1936 (1936-05-09) (age 71)
Salford, Lancashire, England, UK

Jane Wenham (1957-1961)
Anouk Aimée (1970-1978)

Notable roles
Tom Jones in Tom Jones
Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express
Ed Masry in Erin Brockovich
Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm

Academy Awards

Nominated: Best Actor
1963 Tom Jones
1974 Murder on the Orient Express
1983 The Dresser
1984 Under the Volcano

Nominated: Best Supporting Actor
2000 Erin Brockovich

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries/Movie
2002 The Gathering Storm

Golden Globe Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – Male
1964 Tom Jones

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
1971 Scrooge

Best Actor – Miniseries
2003 The Gathering Storm

BAFTA Awards

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Best TV Actor
2002 The Gathering Storm

Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent.

Hailed as a « second Olivier » as a young stage actor in the late 1950’s, Finney rose to movie star fame in the early 1960’s. Although his early fame was later tempered by long absences from major motion pictures, he continues to earn awards and acclaim in a varied 50-year career on stage, films, and television.

Career highlights
Finney’s first film was The Entertainer (1960), but his breakthrough came with his portrayal of a hedonistic, disillusioned factory worker in Karel Reisz’s film of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. This led to a series of « angry young man » roles in kitchen sink dramas, before he starred in the Academy Award winning 1963 film Tom Jones, for which he turned down the role of T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia.

Albert Finney as Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express
Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot
After he starred in and directed Charlie Bubbles in 1968, his film appearances became less frequent. One of his more high profile later roles was as Agatha Christie’s Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot in the 1974 film Murder On The Orient Express. Finney was so effective in the role that he complained that it typecast him for a number of years. « People really do think I am 300 pounds with a French accent » he said.

Finney made several television productions for the BBC in the 1990s, including The Green Man (1990), based on a story by Kingsley Amis, the acclaimed drama A Rather English Marriage (1998) (with Tom Courtenay), and the lead role in Dennis Potter’s final two plays Karaoke and Cold Lazarus in 1996 and 1997. In the latter he played a frozen, disembodied head. Finney also made an appearance at Roger Waters’ The Wall Concert in Berlin, where he played « The Judge » during the performance of « The Trial (song). » In 2002, he played Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm, for which he won BAFTA and Emmy awards as Best Actor. Finney also had a voice-over role as Finnis Everglot in Tim Burton’s 2005 film Corpse Bride.

He also played the leading role in the television series My Uncle Silas, about a Cornish country gentleman looking after his great-nephew. The series ran from 2000 until 2002, then again for a mini-series in 2003.

Awards and nominations
Albert Finney turned down the offer of a CBE in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000.[1]

Academy Awards (Oscars)
He has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984). He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA)
Finney received a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1961 for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960). He was also nominated for Best British Actor for the same film. Despite being nominated 15 more times, he finally won for The Gathering Storm.

Emmy Awards
He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in the HBO telefilm The Image (1990), and won an Emmy, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie, for his performance as Winston Churchill in HBO’s The Gathering Storm in 2002.

Golden Globe Awards
He’s received Golden Globe nominations for his performances in

Big Fish,
Erin Brockovich,
Under the Volcano,
The Dresser,
Shoot the Moon, and
Tom Jones (he received two nominations, winning one below).
Additionally, he has won Golden Globes for The Gathering Storm, Scrooge, and for Tom Jones.

For The Gathering Storm, he won « Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television » for 2003
For his role in Scrooge, his portrayal of the both the old miser and the young Ebenezer Scrooge earned him « The Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical/Comedy » for 1971.
For Tom Jones, he shared a win as « Most Promising Newcomer – Male » for 1964.

Laurel Awards
In 1971 he was nominated for a Golden Laurel for his work on Scrooge. For his work on Tom Jones, he was the 3rd Place Winner for the « Top Male Comedy Performance » for 1964.

Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association
He was honoured by the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association as Best Actor for Under the Volcano (which he tied with F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus), the National Board of Review for Best Actor in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and the New York Film Critics’ Circle for Best Actor in Tom Jones.

Screen Actors’ Guild
He has also received three nominations from the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, being nominated for his performance in The Gathering Storm, winning for his performances in Erin Brockovich, and as a member of the acting ensemble in the movie Traffic.

Silver Berlin Bear
He won the Silver Berlin Bear award for Best Actor for The Dresser at the 1984 Berlin International Film Festival.

Tony Awards
He’s been nominated for two Tony Awards for his performances in the plays, « Luther » and « Joe Egg ».

Venice Film Festival
He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for Tom Jones at the Venice Film Festival.

Selected filmography
(Year Title Role Notes)

1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Arthur Seaton
1963 Tom Jones Tom Jones
1967 Two for the Road Mark Wallace
1970 Scrooge Ebenezer Scrooge
1972 Gumshoe Eddie Ginley
1974 Murder on the Orient Express Hercule Poirot
1981 Looker Dr. Larry Roberts
1981 Wolfen Dewey Wilson
1982 Annie Daddy Warbucks
1982 Shoot the Moon George Dunlap
1983 The Dresser Sir
1984 Under the Volcano Geoffrey Firmin
1990 Miller’s Crossing Leo O’Bannon
1994 The Browning Version Andrew Crocker-Harris
1994 A Man of No Importance Alfred Byrne
1999 Breakfast of Champions Kilgore Trout
2000 Erin Brockovich Ed Masry
2000 Traffic White House Chief of Staff
2002 The Gathering Storm (2002) Winston Churchill
2003 Big Fish older Edward Bloom
2004 Ocean’s Twelve Gaspar LeMarque (uncredited)
2005 Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Finis Everglot (voice)
2006 A Good Year Uncle Henry Skinner
2007 Amazing Grace John Newton

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