Albert Finney: A Life in Pictures. . .

The “original angry young man” who personified the new wave of British cinema in the early 60s, has died. Here we look back at his career highlights.

  1. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, 1960

    Albert Finney was born on 9 May 1936 in Salford in Lancashire to a family of bookmakers. After studying at Rada and a spell in the Royal Shakespeare Company, he came to national attention in this kitchen sink drama
  2. Luther, 1963

    Photograph: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
    Finney backstage at the St James Theatre on Broadway
  3. Tom Jones, 1963

    Photograph: Photos 12/Alamy
    Directed by Tony Richardson, Finney was Oscar-nominated for the Henry Fielding adaptation. Pictured here with Susannah York
  4. Charlie Bubbles, 1967

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    Finney starred and directed alongside Billie Whitelaw
  5. Two for the Road, 1967

    Photograph: British Film Institute
    With Audrey Hepburn
  6. Marriage, 1970

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    Finney married Anouk Aimée at Kensington registry office in London in 1970. They were married for eight years
  7. Scrooge, 1970

    Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
    Finney won Golden Globe for best actor in a musical for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge
  8. Gumshoe, 1971

    Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive
    With Fulton MacKay in Stephen Frears’ feature directing debut
  9. Murder on the Orient Express, 1974

    Photograph: Cinetext/Allstar
    Finney played Poirot in the successful all-star Agatha Christie adaptation
  10. Wolfen, 1981

    Photograph: Warner Bros/Getty Images
    Pictured with Diane Venora
  11. Annie, 1982

    Photograph: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock
    Finney played Daddy Warbucks in the movie musical, with Aileen Quinn
  12. Shoot the Moon, 1982

    Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive
    With Diane Keaton in the Alan Parker-directed marital breakdown drama
  13. The Dresser, 1983

    Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive
    Finney got another Oscar nomination for the backstage chamber drama, co-starring with Tom Courtenay
  14. Under the Volcano, 1984

    Photograph: Universal/Allstar
    With Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Andrews in the adaptation of the Malcolm Lowry classic
  15. Miller’s Crossing, 1990

    Finney played mob boss Leo O’Bannon in the Coen bros’ period gangster classic
  16. The Gathering Storm, 2002

    Photograph: BBC
    Finney won multiple awards for his portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill in the TV drama
  17. Big Fish, 2003

    Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock
    Pictured here with Jessica Lange in Tim Burton’s comedy drama
  18. Big Fish, 2003

    Photograph: Sony Pictures/Allstar
    Finney’s final film, as the Skyfall estate’s gamekeeper

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