Albert Finney RIP

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by butchersapron, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    A great actor. One of the last of that cohort of working class actors - made some great films, an interesting life and no boot-licker or groveler.
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  3. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Don’t Bother, They’re Here.....

    Sorry he’s left the stage. A great bloke, he was my best mate’s cousin, always heard how decent he was.
    A bloody good actor.
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  4. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

  5. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Them was rotten days....

    RIP Arthur Seaton.
  6. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  7. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Refused a CBE and a knighthood because he didn't like snobs. Top bloke.
  8. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

  9. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Great actor. Solid bloke.

  10. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Loved Gumshoe, The Dresser and Under the Volcano. Mind you not sure that some of Eddie Ginleys lines in Gumshoe wouldnt go without comment these days.
  11. Patteran

    Patteran A nowadays excuse

    He was a good Salford lad, my uncle knew him from primary school*, I think. We saw him occasionally over the years at Old Trafford, & he'd still let on to my dad & uncle. Don't think he had any idea who they were, but he'd let on.

    *Edited after checking - cubs/scouts, not school - Finney didnt go to catholic schools.

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  12. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    RIP. He was a great actor who was in some great films.
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I only watched Miller's Crossing last week. Great actor. :(
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  14. yield

    yield zero

    Rest in peace
  15. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Fair play knocking back the gongs. Nice one Albert.
  16. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

  17. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Speaking of which, Finney had two roles in Miller's Crossing. Apparently he kept hanging about the set after all his scenes had been done, and the Coens let him have another shot.

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  18. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    And he he was on the Motown label, of course!
  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  20. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    :D is that Lisa Minnelli with him?
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    It is, her first film role.
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  22. Patteran

    Patteran A nowadays excuse

    Great portrait by Kevin Cummins.

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  23. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    RIP, in some excellent films.

    Didn't know that. Good on him
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  24. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I love that film.
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    such a badass:
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  26. Patteran

    Patteran A nowadays excuse

    That looks terrific - & the scene's thoroughly contemporary in terms of the woman's interaction with the regenerating slum & its inhabitants. Great footage of Pendleton as the back to backs come down & the flats go up. Directed by Finney, screenplay by Shelagh Delaney, apparently.
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  27. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    One of my favourite films and of his roles - the scene where he jumps out of the window and machine guns the lot of them gives me goosebumps.
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  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    just posted that ^^ :cool:
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  29. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Isn't it magnificent - he's appeared to be washed-up and gone soft on his moll until that point, then you suddenly realise he's fucking terrifying.
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  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    love it when he just casually sticks his cigar back in his gob
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