Albert Finney

Albert Finney is an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, his debut being The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, who had directed him in theatre plays various times before. He became a leading Free Cinema figure, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning , Tom Jones , Scrooge , Annie , The Dresser , Millers Crossing , Big Fish , The Bourne Ultimatum , Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead , The Bourne Legacy , and the James Bond film Skyfall .

Finney was born in the Charlestown area of Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, England, the son of Alice and Albert Finney, Sr., a bookmaker. He was educated at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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