Appeared as Leo, the big city Irish crime lord of the Coen brothers' "Miller's Crossing"
Cast in "Amazing Grace," as John Newton the author of the hymn <i>Amazing Grace</i>
Co-starred with Audrey Hepburn as a bickering couple in Stanley Donen's "Two for the Road"
Co-starred with fellow RADA alum Tom Courtenay in a film version of "The Dresser" directed by Peter Yates; both earned Oscar nominations for Best Actor
Co-starred with Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott's "A Good Year"
Essayed permanently soused TV writer Daniel Feeld in two Dennis Potter-scripted BBC specials "Karaoke" and "Cold Lazarus" (aired in U.S. on Bravo)
First collaboration with Lindsay Anderson, starring in Anderson's stage production of "The Lily-White Boys"
Formed theater company with actors Richard Johnson and Diana Rigg
Gave rich, rewarding performance as a bedeviled innkeeper in the otherworldly thriller "The Green Man" (A&E)
Left David Lean's production of "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) after four days, because it would have entailed signing a seven-year contract with the studio; recommended RADA classmate Peter O'Toole for the role
London stage breakthrough, playing the title character in "Billy Liar"; replaced in role by Tom Courtenay who would star in John Schlesinger's 1963 film version
Made cameo appearance in the Soderbergh directed "Traffic"
Made U.S. TV acting debut in the title role of the CBS TV-movie "Pope John Paul II"
Pocketed a reported $1 million to play Daddy Warbucks in John Huston's film version of "Annie"
Portrayed the title character's lawyer boss Ed Masry in "Erin Brockovich" directed by Steven Soderbergh; received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
Portrayed Winston Churchill in "The Gathering Storm"; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie
Received first Best Actor Oscar nomination, playing the title role in Richardson's "Tom Jones"
Broadway debut, reprising the title role in "Luther" directed by Richardson; earned a Tony nomination
Cast as Ernest Hemingway in "Hemingway, The Hunter Of Death"
Co-starred in Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
Co-starred with Courtenay in the London stage production of "Art"
Film directing debut (also actor), "Charlie Bubbles"
Had one scene opposite Charles Laughton in the West End production of "The Party"
Joined National Theatre in London to concentrated on stage work
Made stage directing debut with Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" at the Citizens Theater in Glasgow, Scotland
Nominated a fourth time for a Best Actor Academy Award for Huston's "Under the Volcano"
Offered a masterful performance as the public school teacher-scholar at the center of Mike Figgis' remake of "The Browning Version"
Played the lead in fifteen school plays between the ages of 12 and 17
Portrayed an Older Edward Bloom in "Big Fish," directed by Tim Burton; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Portrayed the domineering doctor father of Jennifer Jason Leigh in Agnieska Holland's film version of Henry James' "Washington Square"
Recorded <i>Albert Finney's Album</i> (Motown Records)
Stage acting debut with Birmingham Repertory Theatre in "Julius Caesar" playing as Brutus
Starred opposite Bridget Fonda in "Delivering Milo"; screened at Cannes
First film as producer (also actor), Reisz's remake of "Night Must Fall"
First leading film role in Karel Reisz's "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" produced by Richardson
Joined the stock company of the Birmingham Repertory Company
Performed at the famed Shakespeare Memorial Theatre as Edgar in "King Lear" and Cassio in "Othello" (directed by Tony Richardson)
Played John Osborne's "Luther" in Paris, the Netherlands and London; directed by Richardson
Reprised stage role as a Chicago gangster with an authentic South Side accent in Alan J. Pakula's film adaptation of "Orphans"
Returned to films in Alan Parker's look at a disintegrating marriage, "Shoot the Moon"; also co-starred Diane Keaton
Reunited with Courtenay for the "Masterpiece Theatre" drama "A Rather English Marriage" (PBS)
Co-starred with Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte in a film adaptation of Kurt Vonnnegut's "Breakfast of Champions"
Delivered a fine performance as an eccentric Southern father in Bruce Beresford's "Rich in Love"
Made film acting debut as Olivier's son in "The Entertainer" helmed by Richardson
Formed production company, Memorial Enterprises Ltd. (with actor Michael Medwin)
Garnered a second Best Actor Oscar nod as Hercule Poirot in Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express"
London stage debut with the Birmingham Rep at the Old Vic in George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra"
Played featured role of a former racing commissioner in "Simpatico"
Played the drunken Dr. Monygham in the lavish six-hour "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries presentation of "Joseph Conrad's 'Nostromo'" (PBS)
Played the title role in Ronald Neame's musical film "Scrooge"
Reteamed with Yates for "The Run of the Country" once again playing an Irish cop
Served as an associate artistic director for the Royal Court Theatre in London; directed several plays
Showed off an Irish brogue as the local police sergeant of a small Irish village in 1957 for "The Playboys"
Voiced Finnis Everglot in Tim Burton's animated feature "Corpse Bride"
Won a second Tony nomination for "A Day in the Life of Joe Egg"
Cast as Dr. Albert Hirsch in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Reprised Dr. Hirsch in "The Bourne Legacy"
Cast opposite Daniel Craig in 007 feature "Skyfall," directed by Sam Mendes