Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney dead at 82

Albert Finney and Aileen Quinn in publicity portrait for the film

Albert Finney and Aileen Quinn in publicity portrait for the film"Annie from 1982

Tributes have been pouring in for the beloved star with actor David Morissey paying tribute to the legend.

He was also nominated for best supporting actor for his performance in "Erin Brockovich" (2000). A powerhouse of an actor.

The breakout role that made him a star overnight was in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, of which The Guide to British Cinema described him as "a mixture of defiance and selfishness overlaid with a raw sexuality".

While a third person commented: "Aw! Hats off, sir. #AlbertFinney".

He rose to fame as the star of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning which proved to be extremely popular with moviegoers.

His four best actor Academy Award nominations were for "Tom Jones" (1963), "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974), "The Dresser" (1983) and "Under the Volcano" (1984). After a series of television roles, Finney made his debut on the big screen in the 1960 drama film "The Entertainer", directed by Tony Richardson.

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In the later part of his career, Finney brought gravitas to action movies like the James Bond thriller Skyfall and two of the Jason Bourne films.

The actor was nominated for an Oscar five times, but sadly missed out on the gong each time.

He was the recipient of two Bafta Awards from 13 nominations and received a British Academy Fellowship in 2001.

He's taken on a number of films, including Skyfall, A Christmas Carol, and the lead role of Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm.

Finney is survived by his son Simon, who he had with his first wife Jane Wenham, and his wife Pene Delmage, who he married in 2006 and lived in London with until his death.

From 1970 to 1978 he was married to French actress Anouk Aimée.

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