Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is an English actor. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television.
A recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Finney has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984); and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Is it just me or does RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) put out some fucking exceptionally good actors?
Originally a theater buff, Albert Finney brought his talents to the silver screen in 1960 with his debut in “The Entertainer”, after finding success with his performances in many William Shakespeare plays with various acting companies. Albert Finney graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and is currently an associate member.
Albert Finney was married to Jane Wenham in 1957. They divorced in 1961 after the birth of their child, Simon. Finney remarried in 1970 to Anouk Aimee; they would later divorce in 1978.
It is rumored that Finney turned down a Knighthoodship in 2000. His reasoning: “Call me Sir if you like! Maybe people in America think being a Sir is a big deal. But I think we should all be misters together. I think the Sir thing slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery. And it also helps keep us ‘quaint, ‘ which I’m not a great fan of. You don’t get much with the title anymore. That was all carved up by the robber barons in the Middle Ages.