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Albert Finney
Albert Finney 1966.jpg
Albert Finney in 1966
Born9 May 1936(1936-05-09)
Died7 February 2019(2019-02-07) (aged 82)[1]
Brompton, London, England, UK
EducationThe Tootal Drive Primary School
Alma materThe Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Years active1958-2012
Known forTom Jones in Tom Jones
Spouse(s)Jane Wenham
(1957–1961; divorced),
Anouk Aimée
(1970–1978; divorced),
Pene Delmage
AwardsGolden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award, BAFTA Award

Albert Finney (9 May 1936 – 7 February 2019) was a British movie, television and stage actor.[1] His career lasted 60 years. Finney was mostly known for his role in Tom Jones, for his role as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express and for his role as Edward Bloom in Big Fish. He won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Emmy Award, and a BAFTA Award.[2] He was also the voice of Finis Everglot in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

Personal life

Finney was born in Pendleton, Greater Manchester, England on 9 May 1938.[3] He was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Finney married Jane Wenham from 1957 to 1961. Finney married Anouk Aimée from 1970 to 1978. He married Pene Delmage in 2006. He had a son, Simon.

In May 2011, Finney received treatment for kidney cancer.[4][5] Finney died from a chest infection on 7 February 2019.[6][7]


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