Sunday, February 10, 2019

King of kitchen sink / Albert Finney / A life in pictures

Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Photograph: RONALD GRANT

King of kitchen sink - Albert Finney: a life in pictures

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

Directed by Tony Richardson, Finney was Oscar-nominated for the Henry Fielding adaptation. Pictured here with Susannah York

Finney starred and directed alongside Billie Whitelaw

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

Finney won Golden Globe for best actor in a musical for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge

Finney played Poirot in the successful all-star Agatha Christie adaptation

Pictured with Diane Venora

Finney played Daddy Warbucks in the movie musical, with Aileen Quinn

Finney got another Oscar nomination for the backstage chamber drama, co-starring with Tom Courtenay

With Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Andrews in the adaptation of the Malcolm Lowry classic

Finney played mob boss Leo O’Bannon in the Coen bros’ period gangster classic

Finney’s fifth and final Oscar nomination was for best supporting actor, here pictured with Julia Roberts

Finney’s final film, as the Skyfall estate’s gamekeeper

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