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British actor Albert Finney dead at 82 - family

08 February 2019, 06:53 | Elsie Buchanan

Albert Finney during"Erin Brockovich Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood California United States

Albert Finney during

Although he never won, Julia Roberts thanked Finney in her Oscar speech after winning for the same film, saying she shared the award with him.

Over the following six decades, Finney would rack up over 50 credits on the big and small screen alike.

When the 1970s came along, Finney started taking on a wider variety of roles, including Scrooge, the musical adaptation of the classic tale A Christmas Carol, Stephen Frears' directorial debut Gumshoe, Ridley Scott's first feature The Duelists, and the star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery Murder on the Orient Express, where he would earn another Oscar nomination for playing famed detective Hercule Poirot.

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He was best-known for his roles in Tom Jones (1963), Murder On The Orient Express (1974) and Erin Brockovich (2000) as well as the 007 thriller Skyfall (2012) in more recent times.

Finney was nominated for Academy Awards four times in the Best Actor category and once in the Best Supporting Actor category.

He most recently starred in the James Bond film Skyfall and the Bourne films.

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He also played the title role in Scrooge and Daddy Warbucks in Annie. In 2001, he was given BAFTA's Academy Fellowship award, which has been compared to a lifetime achievement Oscar. His Emmy was given for his performance as Winston Churchill in the BBC-HBO movie, The Gathering Storm (2002). "It was one of the leading reps in the country". Explaining why to The Telegraph in 2011, he said: "It's a long way to go just to sit in a non-drinking, non-smoking environment on the off-chance your name is called".

"I'm me and nobody else". I don't tell tall tales. It's up to someone else.

Finney was married three times, to actresses Jane Wenham and Anouk Aimeé from 1957-61 and 1970-78, respectively, and to travel agent Pene Delmage in 2006.

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