The British actor Albert Finney has died this Friday at age 82, as announced by his family and has picked up the newspaper The Guardian. Finney, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011, participated in more than thirty films in his career and was nominated five times for the Oscars (four of them as a lead actor) although he never received that award. Yes it was done, however, with three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards. Finney was famous in films like Beyond the madding crowd, Erin Brockovich, Big Fish Y Two on the road, among many others, as well as in the James Bond film Skyfall.
Finney was born in Salford, on the outskirts of Manchester (United Kingdom), in 1936. Son of a bookmaker, his childhood was spent in a family of "low middle class", as he used to say. Finney began his education at the Salford Grammar School, and from there he went on to Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Account The Guardian that it was in that place where he coincided with the Irish actor Peter O'Toole and with the English interpreter Alan Bates.
In 1963 he was nominated to Oscar to best actor for the first time for the movie Tom Jones, prize that did not achieve, but it was made with a Golden Globe for that role. In 1974, he was nominated again for Murder in the East Express; in 1983 by The Dresser; and in 1984 by Under the Volcano. Finally, in 2000, the Hollywood Academy again nominated him, this time as a supporting actor for Erin Brockovich. He did not take any statuette.