Ten fun facts about Albert Finney


Fact 1
He began in the theater.

Fact 2
Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films.

Fact 3
He became a leading Free Cinema figure, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television.


Fact 4
The tremendous success of Tom Jones saw British exhibitors vote Finney the ninth most popular star at the box office in 1963.

Fact 5
He won the Silver Berlin Bear award for Best Actor, for The Dresser, at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival in 1984.

Fact 6
He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, for Tom Jones, at the Venice Film Festival.

Fact 7
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.

Fact 8
He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Fact 9
He made his first appearance on the London stage in 1958 in Jane Arden's The Party.

Fact 10
His first film appearance was a role in Tony Richardson's The Entertainer (1960).


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