Albert Finney

Inside Biography


Albert Finney is an English actor who began his career in a theater. He acted in a play of William Shakespeare before he acted in films. He became a leading figure of the young free Cinema.

Finney debuted from a movie entitled “The Entertainer” directed by Tony Richardson who had directed him in a theater plays many times before. When he was young he has a typical role in other projects like Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Early Life and Education

Finney was born on 9 May 1936 in Pendleton, England. His parents were Alice Finney and Albert Finney. He attended Tootal Drive Primary School and Salford Grammar school.

Later on, he appeared at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to complete his education. He holds an English nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.


John Fernland gave him a major role at Shakespeare’s Troilus in the play “The Face of Love”. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Finney’s career began in the theater as he made his first appearance on the London stage during 1958  in “The Party” directed by Charles Laughton who also starred with his wife, Elsa Lanchester in a production.

In the year 1959 Finney appeared at Stratford in Coriolanus by replacing Laurence Olivier. His film appearances became less frequent after his directed movie “Charlie Bubbles.” He sang in two musical films “Scrooge” and “Hollywood film version of Annie” directed by John Huston.

Finney sang in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and made several television productions for the BBC including “The Green Man” which was based on a novel “A Rather English Marriage.”

Albert played a lead role in Dennis Potter's final plays “Karaoke and Cold Lazarus”. He appeared at Roger Waters' “The Wall Concert in Berlin” where he played “The Judge”.

Although he succeeded a lot in big screen he never ignored small screen roles and he performed at stages. He continued his a s sociation with the National Theatre Company in London where he played in Shakespeare's plays.

Finney also played a title role in the series “My Uncle Silas” which is mostly based on short stories about a roguish. The show ran for two series from 2000 till 2003.

Finney is a long time supporter of Manchester United where he even narrated the doc u mentary entitled “Munich” which is based on an air crash that killed most of the babies and was shown on United’s TV Channel.

Personal Life

Albert Finney was married to Jane Wenham who is his first wife. Jane and Finney have a son together named Simon who works in the film industry as a camera operator.

Then again he was married to Anouk Aimee who was one of the most popular French actresses. Finney had suffered from a serious disease which he disclosed at 2011 as he had been receiving treatment for Kidney cancer.

Net worth

Albert Finney one of the leading English actors is living a luxurious life. His net worth is reported to be around $10 million which is aa huge amount. He was also listed in the name of the top ten richest actors in Hollywood film industry.

by ab-niranjan, 18 Jul, 2017

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