Frank FINLAY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1926-08-06
Education St Gregory the Great Sch Farnworth, Bolton Tech Coll, RADA (Sir James Knott scholarship)
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Style Frank Finlay, Esq, CBE
Career actor; professional debut in rep Halifax 1952; hon fell Bolton Inst 1992; Freeman City of Baltimore Maryland USA 1979; Hon Dr Univ of Bolton 2010; >ir< roles incl: The Queen and the Welshman (Edinburgh Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, two tours) 1957, Harry Kahn in Arnold Wesker's Chicken Soup with Barley (Belgrade Coventry, Royal Court), Percy Elliott in John Osborne's Epitaph for George Dillon (John Golden Theatre NY), Corporal Hill in Wesker's Chips with Everything (Royal Court and Vaudeville), Iago in Othello (with Laurence Olivier, Chichester Festival) 1963, Jesus in Dennis Potter's Son of Man (Phoenix Leicester and The Roundhouse), Bernard Link in David Mercer's After Haggerty (with RSC, Aldwych and Criterion), Peppino in Saturday Sunday Monday (Nat Theatre, Old Vic and Queen's), Freddy Malone in Plunder (first prodn at new NT South Bank), Henry VIII in Kings and Clowns (Phoenix) 1978, Filumena (Lyric and USA tour) 1978-79, Salieri in Amadeus (Her Majesty's) 1981-82, The Cherry Orchard (Haymarket) 1983, Capt Bligh in Mutiny (Piccadilly) 1985, Sir David Metcalfe QC in Jeffrey Archer's Beyond Reasonable Doubt (Queen's, Aust tour, UK tour) 1987-90, Sir Lewis Messenger in Ian Ogilvy's A Slight Hangover (Bromley and nat tour) 1991, Dr Sloper in The Heiress (Bromley and nat tour) 1992, The Woman in Black (nat tour) 1993, Captain Hook/Mr Darling in Peter Pan (Chichester Festival Theatre, Norwich and nat tour) 1994-95, Gaslight (UK tour) 1995, The Handyman (Chichester Festival Theatre and nat tour) 1999-; >ir< roles incl: Brutus in Julius Caesar, Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables, Andrew Firth in Ingmar Bergman's The Lie, title role in Dennis Potter's Casanova, title role in The Death of Adolf Hitler, Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, Voltaire in Candide, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Bouquet of Barbed Wire series and sequel Another Bouquet, Frank Doel in 84 Charing Cross Road, Peppino in Lord Olivier's prodn of Saturday Sunday Monday, Bridie in Dear Brutus, Arc de Triomphe, In The Secret State, The Verdict on Erebus (4 part series), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Encounters - The Other Side, Stalin (with Robert Duval for HBO), Mountain of Diamonds (series, 1990), Charlemagne, Lovejoy, Heartbeat, Dalgliesh, A Mind to Murder, How Do You Want Me, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, Longitude, The Sins, Station Jim (BBC) 2000, The Lost Prince, Eroica, Prime Suspect, Life Begins; >ir< incl: The Longest Day, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Comedy Man, The Sandwich Man, A Study in Terror, Othello (with Laurence Olivier, Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations) I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name, The Deadly Bees, Inspector Clouseau, Gumshoe, Shaft in Africa, three Van der Valk films, The Three Musketeers and two sequels, The Wild Geese, Neither the Sea nor the Sand, The Thief of Baghdad, Sherlock Holmes - Murder by Decree, The Return of the Soldier, The Key (in Italy, Positano Award for Best Film, Golden Cinema Ticket Award), Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, Life Force, Sigmund Freud in 1919, Cthulhu Mansion, The Sparrow 1993, Limited Edition 1995, Gospa 1995, Romance and Rejection 1996, Tiré à part 1997, Stiff Upper Lips 1998, So This is Romance? 1998, Dreaming of Joseph Lees 1999, Ghosthunter 2000, For My Baby 2000, The Pianist 2001; >ir< Man of the Year 1981; for Best Actor incl: Clarence Derwent Award (for Wesker's Chips with Everything), BAFTA Award (for The Death of Adolf Hitler and Don Quixote), TV Times Award (for Bouquet of Barbed Wire), San Sebastian Film Festival Award (for Othello); nominations for Best Actor incl: five BAFTA's and an Oscar
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