Frank Finlay

Frank Finlay

Frank received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his performance as William Shakespeare’s Iago in Stuart Burge’s 1965 film of Laurence Olivier’s staging of Othello. He also won the Best Actor Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. He later essayed the definitive screen portrayal of Alexandre Dumas’ musketeer Porthos in three movies for director Richard Lester: The Three Musketeers (1974), The Four Musketeers (1975) and The Return of the Musketeers (1989). Frank’s many other films include The Longest Day; Tony Richardson’s The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner; Martin Ritt’s The Molly Maguires; Bob Clark’s Murder by Decree; Alan Bridges’ The Return of the Soldier (for which he recieved a BAFTA Award nomination); Franco Zeffrelli’s Sparrow; and Eric Styles’ Dreaming of Joseph Lees; and most recently Roman Polanski’s multi-award winning The Pianist and Norma Jewison’s The Statement. His similarly extensive television projects have earned him two BAFTA Awards, for his performances in The Death of Adolf Hitler (starring as Hitler, with Rex Firkin directing); The Adventures of Don Quixote (as Sancho Panza, opposite Rex Harrison, for director Alvin Rakoff); the ground breaking Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Another Bouquet; 84 Charing Cross Road; and recently the critically acclaimed series The Sins. Born in Farnworth, Lancashire, Finlay had already begun performing on stage when he earned the Sir James Knott Scholarship at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Since then he has led theatre companies in London and on Broadway. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1984 New Year’s Honours List, and was presented with his CBE by the Queen in February1984.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Farnworth, Lancashire, England, UK
    Birthday
    8/6/1926
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Cthulhu Mansion
4.5
Othello
Othello
6.5
Van der Valk and the Rich
Van der Valk and the Rich
0
The Death of Adolf Hitler
The Death of Adolf Hitler
6
The Piano Tuner
0
Danny Jones
5
The Spanish Civil War
9.3
In the Secret State
In the Secret State
0
Mona
Mona
0
Dear Brutus
0
Blood of the Lamb
Blood of the Lamb
0
Shaft in Africa
Shaft in Africa
6.1
Inspector Clouseau
Inspector Clouseau
5
The Key
The Key
6
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand
5.1
The Deadly Bees
The Deadly Bees
4.2
Assault
Assault
5.5
84 Charing Cross Road
84 Charing Cross Road
0
Count Dracula
Count Dracula
7.3
The Lie
The Lie
6
The Other Side
0
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
8
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
7
The Body
The Body
5.2
The Adventures Of Don Quixote
The Adventures Of Don Quixote
0
The Pianist
The Pianist
8.4
The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room
5.7
Lifeforce
Lifeforce
6.3
Gumshoe
Gumshoe
6.4
The Return of the Musketeers
The Return of the Musketeers
6.2
The Thief of Baghdad
The Thief of Baghdad
5.2
King of the Wind
King of the Wind
6.4
For My Baby
For My Baby
0
Much Ado About Nothing
5
Nineteen Nineteen
0
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
0
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
6.8
The Molly Maguires
The Molly Maguires
6.3
Robbery
Robbery
6.4
Twisted Nerve
Twisted Nerve
6.7
Arch of Triumph
Arch of Triumph
4.9
The Ploughman's Lunch
The Ploughman's Lunch
4.7
Sakharov
Sakharov
7
Lighthouse Hill
10
The Four Musketeers
The Four Musketeers
6.4
Private Potter
2
Olivier Talks About Othello
0
Cromwell
Cromwell
6.6
Sitting Target
Sitting Target
6.1
Romance and Rejection (So This Is Romance?)
3
Limited Edition
Limited Edition
6.5
Eroica
Eroica
5.2
Enigma
Enigma
5.7
The Return of the Soldier
The Return of the Soldier
6.2
The Martins
The Martins
5.5
Nothing Like a Dame
Nothing Like a Dame
6.8
Ring of Darkness
Ring of Darkness
5.1
Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree
6.5
Casanova
Casanova
4.5
Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
4.6
A Study in Terror
A Study in Terror
6.2
A Mind to Murder
A Mind to Murder
5.8
The Wild Geese
The Wild Geese
6.9
The Statement
The Statement
5.5
Stalin
Stalin
5.3
The Comedy Man
The Comedy Man
7.7
Sparrow
Sparrow
7.5
Station Jim
0
I'll Never Forget What's'isname
I'll Never Forget What's'isname
5.5
The Shoes of the Fisherman
The Shoes of the Fisherman
6.7
The Informers
The Informers
7.5
Stiff Upper Lips
Stiff Upper Lips
6.9
Fifty Shades of Erotica
Fifty Shades of Erotica
7
Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Dreaming of Joseph Lees
5.4
Mountain of Diamonds
Mountain of Diamonds
6.1
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
7.4
Life for Ruth
Life for Ruth
6.2
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
8.5
Doctor in Distress
Doctor in Distress
6.2
The Jokers
The Jokers
6
The Wild Affair
The Wild Affair
5.4
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
7.1
Hot Enough for June
Hot Enough for June
6.4
That Swinging City
That Swinging City
6.1
The Longest Day
The Longest Day
7.6
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