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Albert Finney
Albert Finney 1966.jpg
Finney in 1966
Born(1936-05-09)9 May 1936
Died7 February 2019(2019-02-07) (aged 82)
Chelsea, London, England
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active1956–2012
(m. 1957; div. 1961)

(m. 1970; div. 1978)

Pene Delmage
(m. 2006)

Albert Finney (9 May 1936 – 7 February 2019) was an English actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in the theatre 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.

He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Tom Jones (1963), Two for the Road (1967), Scrooge (1970), Annie (1982), The Dresser (1983), Miller's Crossing (1990), A Man of No Importance (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000), Big Fish (2003), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and the James Bond film Skyfall (2012).

A recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, Silver Bear and Volpi Cup awards, Finney was nominated for an Academy Award five times, as Best Actor four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984), and as Best Supporting Actor for Erin Brockovich (2000). He received several awards for his performance as Winston Churchill in the 2002 BBCHBO television biographical film The Gathering Storm.

Early life

Finney was born in Salford, Lancashire, the son of Alice (née Hobson) and Albert Finney, a bookmaker.[1] He was educated at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), from which he graduated in 1956.[2]


Early career

While at RADA Finney made an early TV appearance playing Mr Hardcastle in Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. The BBC filmed and broadcast the RADA students' performances at the Vanbrugh Theatre in London on Friday 6 January 1956. Other members of the cast included Roy Kinnear and Richard Briers.[3][4] Finney graduated from RADA and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Finney was offered a contract by the Rank Organisation but turned it down to perform for the Birmingham Rep.[5] He was in a production of The Miser for Birmingham Rep, which was filmed for the BBC in 1956. Also for the BBC he appeared in The Claverdon Road Job (1957) and View Friendship and Marriage (1958). At Birmingham he played the title role in Henry V,[6] and in 1958, made his London stage debut in Jane Arden's The Party, directed by Charles Laughton, who starred in the production along with his wife, Elsa Lanchester. In 1959 Finney appeared at Stratford in the title role in Coriolanus, replacing an ill Laurence Olivier.[7] Finney guest starred on several episodes of Emergency-Ward 10 and was Lysander in a TV version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) directed by Peter Hall.

Finney's first film appearance was in Tony Richardson's The Entertainer (1960), with Laurence Olivier. Finney and Alan Bates played Olivier's sons. He made his film breakthrough in the same year with his portrayal of a disillusioned factory worker in Karel Reisz's film version of Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), produced by Richardson. The film was a box-office success, being the third most popular film in Britain that year. It earned over half a million pounds in profit.[8] Finney then did Billy Liar (1960) on stage and for British television.[9] Finney had been chosen to play T. E. Lawrence in David Lean's production of Lawrence of Arabia after a successful and elaborate screen-test that took four days to shoot. However, Finney baulked at signing a multi-year contract for producer Sam Spiegel and chose not to accept the role.[10]

Finney created the title role in Luther, the 1961 play by John Osborne depicting the life of Martin Luther. He performed the role with the English Stage Company in London, Nottingham, Paris and New York.[11] The original West End run at the Phoenix ended in March 1962, after 239 performances there, when Finney had to leave the cast to fulfil a contractual obligation with a film company.[12]

Tom Jones

Finney starred in the Academy Award-winning 1963 film Tom Jones, directed by Richardson and written by Osborne. The success of Tom Jones saw British exhibitors vote Finney the ninth most popular star at the box office in 1963.[13] Finney received 10% of the films earnings, which made him over $1 million.[14]

Finney followed this with a small part in ensemble war movie The Victors (1963), which was not a success. He then made his Broadway debut in Luther in 1963. When that run ended he decided to take a year off and sail around the world. "People told me to cash in on my success while I was hot," he later said. "I'd been acting for about eight years and had only had one vacation ... Captain Cook had been a hero of mine when I was a kid, and I thought it would be exciting to go to some of the places in the Pacific where he'd been."[5]

The success of Tom Jones enabled Finney to produce his next film, Night Must Fall, in 1964, which he also starred in and which was directed by Reisz. A remake of the classic 1937 film of the same title, the film was a flop and Finney's performance received poor reviews.[15]


Finney in 1966
Finney in 1966

Finney undertook a season of plays at the Royal National Theatre, including Miss Julie by August Strindberg in 1965.[16][17] He returned to films with Two for the Road (1967) co starring Audrey Hepburn.

He and Michael Medwin formed a production company, Memorial Productions, which made Privilege (1967), directed by Peter Watkins; The Burning (1968), a short directed by Stephen Frears; and If.... (1968), directed by Lindsay Anderson. Memorial also did stage productions, such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which Finney performed in London and then Broadway.[18] Memorial also produced some in which Finney did not appear, such as Spring and Port Wine and The Burgular.

Memorial then made Charlie Bubbles (1968), which Finney starred in and also directed. Liza Minnelli made her feature debut in the film.[19] Finney later called it "the most intense sense of creation I've ever had."[5]

As an actor only he made The Picasso Summer (1969). Finney played the title role in the musical Scrooge in 1970.

Finney then made Gumshoe (1971), the first feature film directed by Stephen Frears, for Memorial. Memorial continued to produce films in which Finney did not appear: Spring and Port Wine (1970), with James Mason; Loving Memory (1971), an early directorial effort from Tony Scott; Bleak Moments (1971), the first feature from Mike Leigh; O Lucky Man! (1973) for Anderson; and Law and Disorder (1974); shot in Hollywood.

In 1972 Finney returned to the stage after a six-year absence with Alpha Beta, which he later filmed for TV with Rachel Roberts.[17]

Memorial Productions pulled out of producing and Finney focused on acting. "It was OK at first," he later said, "but in the end it was sitting in an office, pitching ideas to Hollywood and waiting for the phone to ring."[20]

Murder on the Orient Express

Finney played Agatha Christie's Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot in the film Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Finney became so well known for 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.[21][22]

He announced he intended to direct a film, The Girl in Melanie Klein, for Memorial, but it was not made.[23]

Finney decided to take time off from features and focus on stage acting, doing classics at the National Theatre in London. "I felt that it needed commitment," he later said. "When you're making movies all the time, you stop breathing. You literally don't breathe in the same way that you do when you're playing the classics. When you have to deliver those long, complex speeches on stage, you can't heave your shoulders after every sentence. The set of muscles required for that kind of acting need to be trained. I really wanted to try and do justice to my own potential in the parts. I didn't want to be a movie actor just dropping in, doing Hamlet and taking off again. I wanted to feel part of the company."[5]

Finney was at the National for over three years[when?] during which he played in Hamlet, Macbeth, Tamburlaine, and plays by Anton Chekhov.[5]

Finney made a TV film Forget-Me-Not-Lane in 1975, which was written by Peter Nichols, and he also performed a cameo role in The Duellists (1977), the first feature directed by Ridley Scott. He also released an album through Motown.[24]


Finney had not played a lead role in a feature film in six years, and started to think about returning to cinema. The last two successful films he had made were Scrooge and Orient Express in which he was heavily disguised. "Most Americans probably think I weigh 300 pounds, have black hair and talk with a French accent like Hercule Poirot," said Finney. "So I thought they should have a look at me while I was still almost a juvenile and kind of cute."[5]

Finney decided to make six films in succession "so that I could relax and get back into it again. In order to feel really assured and comfortable in front of a camera, you've got to do it for a while."[5]

The first three were thrillers: Loophole (1981), with Susannah York; Wolfen (1981), directed by Michael Wadleigh; and Looker (1981), written and directed by Michael Crichton.[25]

He received excellent reviews for his performance in the drama Shoot the Moon (1982).[26] Finney said the role "required personal acting; I had to dig into myself. When you have to expose yourself and use your own vulnerability, you can get a little near the edge."[5]

Less well received was his performance as Daddy Warbucks in the Hollywood film version of Annie (1982), which was directed by John Huston. Finney said going into this film after Shoot the Moon was "marvelous. I use a completely different side of myself as Warbucks. 'Annie' is show biz; it's open, simple and direct. It needs bold, primary colors. I don't have to reveal the inner workings of the character, and that's a relief."[5]

Finney went into The Dresser (1983), directed by Peter Yates, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar Nomination. He then played the title role in the TV movie Pope John Paul II (1984), his American TV debut.[27]

Huston cast Finney in the lead role of Under the Volcano (1984), which earned both men great acclaim, including another Oscar nomination for Finney.[28]

Finney played the lead role of Sydney Kentridge in The Biko Inquest, a 1984 dramatisation of the inquest into the death of Steve Biko which was filmed for TV following a London run.[29]

Finney performed on stage in Orphans in 1986, then did the film version , directed by Alan J. Pakula.[30] He had the lead in a TV mini series, The Endless Game (1989), written and directed by Bryan Forbes.[31]


Finney began the 1990s with the lead role in a film for HBO, The Image (1990). He received great acclaim playing the gangster boss in Miller's Crossing (1990), replacing Trey Wilson shortly before filming.

Finney made an appearance at Roger Waters' The Wall – Live in Berlin (1990), where he played "The Judge" during the performance of "The Trial".[32]

Finney starred in the BBC TV serial The Green Man, based on Kingsley Amis' novel.[33]

He followed it with The Playboys (1992) for Gillies MacKinnon; Rich in Love (1993) for Bruce Beresford; The Browning Version (1994) for Mike Figgis; A Man of No Importance (1994), for Suri Krishnamma; and The Run of the Country (1995) for Peter Yates. In 1994, Finney played a gay bus conductor in early 1960s Dublin in A Man of No Importance.[34]

He had the lead role in Dennis Potter's final two plays, Karaoke (1996) and Cold Lazarus (both 1996). In the latter he played a frozen, disembodied head.[35][36]

Finney did Nostromo (1997) for television, and Washington Square (1997) for Agnieszka Holland then made A Rather English Marriage (1998) with Tom Courtenay.[37] He had supporting roles in Breakfast of Champions (1999) and Simpatico (1999).


Finney had his biggest hit in a long while with Erin Brockovich (2000), alongside Julia Roberts for Steven Soderbergh.

Finney had a cameo in Soderbergh's Traffic (2000) and played Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway, the Hunter of Death (2001) for TV.

He had the lead in Delivering Milo (2001) and in 2002 his critically acclaimed portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm won him British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Emmy and Golden Globe awards as Best Actor.[28][38][39]

He also played the title role in the television series My Uncle Silas, based on the short stories by H. E. Bates, about a roguish but lovable poacher-cum-farm labourer looking after his great-nephew. The show ran for two series broadcast in 2001 and 2003.[40]

Finney had a key role in Big Fish (2003) directed by Tim Burton, and did another cameo for Soderbergh in Ocean's Twelve (2004). He sang in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)[41] and the film of Aspects of Love (2005).

Finney was reunited with Ridley Scott in A Good Year (2006). He had support roles in Amazing Grace (2006), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). His final film role was in Skyfall (2012).

A lifelong supporter of Manchester United, Finney narrated the documentary Munich, about the air crash that killed most of the Busby Babes in 1958, which was shown on United's TV channel MUTV in February 2008.[42]


He received Tony Award nominations for Luther (1964) and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1968),[28] and also starred on stage in Love for Love, Strindberg's Miss Julie, Black Comedy, The Country Wife, Alpha Beta, Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, Tamburlaine the Great, Another Time and, his last stage appearance, in 1997, "Art" by Yasmina Reza, which preceded the 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway run.

He won an Olivier Award for Orphans in 1986 and won three Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Best Actor.[43]

Finney never abandoned stage work and continued his association with the National Theatre Company in London, where he had performed in the mid-1960s in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in the 1970s at the National Theatre.[44]

Personal life and death

With his first wife, Jane Wenham, he had a son,[28] Simon Finney, who works in the film industry as a camera operator.[45] In 1970, nearly a decade after his divorce from Wenham, Finney married French actress Anouk Aimée, a union that lasted eight years. He then married for the third and last time in 2006, to Penelope Delmage, who at the time was working as a travel agent. They remained together until Finney's death.[28][45]

Finney in May 2011 publicly disclosed that he had been receiving treatment for kidney cancer.[46] According to a 2012 interview, he had been diagnosed with the disease five years earlier and underwent surgery, followed by six rounds of chemotherapy.[47] Finney died of a chest infection at the Royal Marsden Hospital on 7 February 2019; he was 82.[48][49][50]

Awards and honours

Finney declined the offer of a CBE in 1980, as well as a knighthood in 2000. He criticised such royally bestowed honours as "perpetuating snobbery".[51]

Academy Awards

Year Category Work Result
1964 Best Actor Tom Jones Nominated
1975 Murder on the Orient Express Nominated
1984 The Dresser Nominated
1985 Under the Volcano Nominated
2001 Best Supporting Actor Erin Brockovich Nominated

Julia Roberts mentioned Finney in her Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actress in Erin Brockovich, calling him a "pleasure to act with".[52]

BAFTA Awards

Finney received 13 BAFTA nominations (nine film, four TV), winning two, between 1960 and 2003:[28]

Award Work Year Results
Best British Actor 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Nominated
Most Promising Newcomer Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Won
Best British Actor Tom Jones 1963 Nominated
Best Actor Gumshoe 1973 Nominated
Murder on the Orient Express 1974 Nominated
Shoot the Moon 1982 Nominated
The Dresser 1983 Nominated
Best Actor (BAFTA TV Awards) The Green Man 1990 Nominated
Karaoke/Cold Lazarus 1996 Nominated
A Rather English Marriage 1998 Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Erin Brockovich 2000 Nominated
Best Actor (BAFTA TV Awards) The Gathering Storm 2002 Won
Best Supporting Actor Big Fish 2003 Nominated
BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award 2001 Honoured


Emmy Awards

Award Work Year Results
Emmy Award, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Made for TV Movie for his performance as Winston Churchill in HBO's The Gathering Storm. 2002 Won[39]
Emmy Award The Image (1990). 1990 Nominated[54]

Golden Globe Awards

He received nine Golden Globe Award nominations, winning three:[55]

Award Work Year Results
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Tom Jones 1963 Nominated
Most Promising Newcomer (Male) Tom Jones — Won 1963 Won
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Scrooge 1970 Won
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Shoot the Moon 1982 Nominated
Best Actor in a Motion Picture The Dresser 1983 Nominated
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Under the Volcano 1984 Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Erin Brockovich 2000 Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Gathering Storm 2002 Won
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Big Fish 2003 Nominated

Theatre Awards

Award Work Year Results
Broadway, Tony Awards, Best Actor in a Play Luther in 1964, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 1968. Nominated


Laurence Olivier Award, for Best Actor Orphans 1986 Won[56]
Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor A Flea in Her Ear in 1966 Tamburlaine the Great in 1976 and Orphans in 1986.[57] Won

Other awards

Other awards include: a Golden Laurel for his work on Scrooge (1970) and for his work on Tom Jones, for which he was the 3rd Place Winner for the "Top Male Comedy Performance" for 1964. 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),[58] the National Board of Review Best Actor award for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,[59] and the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor award for Tom Jones.[60]

Finney won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, for Erin Brockovich, and as a member of the acting ensemble in the film Traffic. He was also nominated for The Gathering Storm, for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries, but did not win.[61][62]

He won the Silver Berlin Bear award for Best Actor, for The Dresser, at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival in 1984.[63]

He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, for Tom Jones, at the Venice Film Festival.[64]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1960 The Entertainer Mick Rice [65]
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Arthur Seaton BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Mar del Plata International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
1963 Tom Jones Tom Jones Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male
Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Comedic Performance
The Victors Russian Soldier [65]
1964 Night Must Fall Danny [65]
1967 Two for the Road Mark Wallace [65]
1968 Charlie Bubbles Charlie Bubbles Also director[65] [65]
1969 The Picasso Summer George Smith [65]
1970 Scrooge Ebenezer Scrooge Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Comedic Performance
1971 Gumshoe Eddie Ginley Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role [65]
1973 Alpha Beta Frank Elliot
1974 Murder on the Orient Express Hercule Poirot Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Man In opera audience Cameo; uncredited
1977 The Duellists Fouche [66]
1981 Loophole Mike Daniels [65]
Wolfen Detective Dewey Wilson Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor [65]
Looker Dr. Larry Roberts [65]
1982 Shoot the Moon George Dunlap Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama
Annie Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks [65]
1983 The Dresser Sir Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama
Nominated – Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor
1984 Under the Volcano Geoffrey Firmin Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama
Nominated – Joseph Plateau Award for Best Actor
Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
1987 Orphans Harold [65]
1990 Miller's Crossing Liam 'Leo' O'Bannon [65]
Roger Waters – The Wall – Live in Berlin The Judge [66]
1992 The Playboys Constable Brendan Hegarty [65]
1993 Rich in Love Warren Odom [65]
1994 The Browning Version Andrew Crocker-Harris [65]
A Man of No Importance Alfred Byrne [65]
1995 The Run of the Country Danny's Father
1997 Washington Square Dr. Austin Sloper [65]
1999 Breakfast of Champions Kilgore Trout [65]
Simpatico Simms [65]
2000 Erin Brockovich Ed Masry SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor
Traffic White House Chief of Staff SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture [65]
2001 Delivering Milo Elmore Dahl
2003 Big Fish Edward Bloom - senior Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
2004 Ocean's Twelve Gaspar LeMarc Uncredited cameo [66]
2005 Corpse Bride Finis Everglot Voice [65]
2006 A Good Year Uncle Henry Skinner [65]
Amazing Grace John Newton [65]
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Dr. Albert Hirsch [65]
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Charles Hanson Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance [65]
2012 The Bourne Legacy Dr. Albert Hirsch [65]
Skyfall Mr. Kincade [65]


Year Title Role Notes Ref
1959 Emergency – Ward 10 Tom Fletcher 4 episodes [67]
1968-1977 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself 2 episodes
1968-1977 The Merv Griffin Show Himself 2 episodes
1977 The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1 episode
1982 Late Night with David Letterman Himself 1 episode
1984 Pope John Paul II Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II Television movie [68]
1989 The Endless Game Agent, Alec Hillsden TV miniseries (2 episodes) [69]
1990 The Image Jason Cromwell Television movie
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
The Green Man Maurice Allington 3 episodes
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
1996 Karaoke Daniel Feeld 4 episodes
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
Cold Lazarus [70]
1997 Nostromo Dr. Monygham 4 episodes [71]
1998 A Rather English Marriage Reggie Television movie
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
2001–03 My Uncle Silas Uncle Silas 9 episodes [70]
2002 The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill Television movie
British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie


Year Title Role Theatre Ref.
1956 Henry V King Henry Birmingham Repertory Theatre
1957 The Lizard on the Rock Malcolm Birmingham Repertory Theatre [72]
1958 The Party Soya New Theatre
1959 Coriolanus Coriolanus Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1961 Luther Martin Luther Royal Court Theatre
1963 Lunt-Fontanne Theatre [73]
1965 Black Comedy Harold Gorringe Old Vic Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro Old Vic Theatre
1965–1966 Miss Julie Jean Old Vic Theatre [74]
1966 A Flea in Her Ear Victor Emmanuel Chandebise Old Vic Theatre
1968 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Bri Brooks Atkinson Theatre [73]
1976 Hamlet Prince Hamlet Royal National Theatre
Tamburlaine Tamburlaine
1978 The Cherry Orchard Lopakhin Royal National Theatre
1984 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance Serjeant Musgrave Old Vic Theatre
1986 Orphans Harold Apollo Theatre
1996 'Art' Marc Wyndham's Theatre [75]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref
1961 BAFTA Awards Best British Actor Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Nominated [76]
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Won [76]
National Board of Review Best Actor Won [59]
Mar del Plata International Film Festival Best Actor Won [77]
1964 Academy Awards Best Actor Tom Jones Nominated [78]
BAFTA Awards Best British Actor Nominated [79]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated [55]
New Star of the Year – Actor Won [55]
Tony Awards Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Luther Nominated [80]
1968 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Nominated [80]
1971 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Scrooge Won [55]
1972 BAFTA Awards Best Actor Gumshoe Nominated [81]
1975 Academy Awards Best Actor Murder on the Orient Express Nominated [82]
BAFTA Awards Best Actor Nominated [83]
1976 Olivier Awards Best Actor in a Revival Hamlet and Tamburlaine the Great Nominated [2]
1982 Saturn Awards Best Actor Wolfen Nominated [84]
1983 BAFTA Awards Best Actor Shoot the Moon Nominated [85]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated [86]
1984 Academy Awards Best Actor The Dresser Nominated [87]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated [88]
1985 Academy Awards Best Actor Under the Volcano Nominated [89]
BAFTA Awards Best Actor The Dresser Nominated [90]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Under the Volcano Nominated [91]
London Film Critics' Circle Awards Actor of the Year Won [92]
1986 Olivier Awards Best Actor Orphans Won [56]
1990 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Image Nominated [54]
1991 BAFTA TV Awards Best Actor on Television The Green Man Nominated [93]
1994 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor The Browning Version Won [94]
1997 BAFTA TV Awards Best Actor on Television Cold Lazarus Nominated [95]
Karaoke Nominated [95]
1999 A Rather English Marriage Nominated [96]
2000 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Erin Brockovich Nominated [97]
2001 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [98]
BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated [99]
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama Nominated [100]
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [101]
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated [102]
London Film Critics' Circle Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year Won [103]
Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [104]
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated [105]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Traffic Won [62]
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Erin Brockovich Won [62]
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Gathering Storm Won [39]
2003 BAFTA TV Awards Best Actor on Television Won [106]
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actor Won [107]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Won [108]
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated [109]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Nominated [61]
2004 BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Big Fish Nominated [110]
Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated [111]
Saturn Awards Best Actor Nominated [112]
2007 Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Cast Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Won [113]
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Cast Nominated [114]
London Film Critics' Circle Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year Nominated [115]


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Further reading

  • Hershman, Gabriel. Strolling Player – The Life and Career of Albert Finney The History Press, 2017, ISBN 9780750978866

External links

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