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Albert Finney died at the age of 82

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News24xx.com - Albert Finney, the five-time Oscar nominee, known for his roles in Annie, Erin Brockovich and Tom Jones, passed away at the age of 82.

The British actor died from a chest infection at Royal Marsden Hospital in London, on Thursday afternoon as cited from CNN. Finney’s wife and son, Pene and Simon, were with him at the time of his death.

Finney was born in Salford, England. He joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 17. He started his acting career in theater, before starring in films. His film debut was in The Entertainer in 1960. He also starred in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning in the same year. The film won him a BAFTA award as most promising newcomer in 1961.



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Two years later, Finney starred as the titular character in Tom Jones. His role was what got him the first of his five nominations in the Academy Awards. After his death was announced, the movie and theater worlds came together to mourn him and hail his talent.

“Very sad to hear about Albert Finney. I had the enormous privilege of working with him early on. Apart from being effortlessly great he was also a great all around example of how to behave,” said Rufus Sewell on Twitter, as cited from CNN.

 

 

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