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Born: May 9, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lancashire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Played the lead in fifteen school plays between the ages of 12 and 17
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Joined the stock company of the Birmingham Repertory Company
1956:
Stage acting debut with Birmingham Repertory Theatre in "Julius Caesar" playing as Brutus
1956:
London stage debut with the Birmingham Rep at the Old Vic in George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra"
1958:
Had one scene opposite Charles Laughton in the West End production of "The Party"
1959:
Performed at the famed Shakespeare Memorial Theatre as Edgar in "King Lear" and Cassio in "Othello" (directed by Tony Richardson)
1960:
First collaboration with Lindsay Anderson, starring in Anderson's stage production of "The Lily-White Boys"
1960:
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
1960:
Made film acting debut as Olivier's son in "The Entertainer" helmed by Richardson
1960:
First leading film role in Karel Reisz's "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" produced by Richardson
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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
1961:
Played John Osborne's "Luther" in Paris, the Netherlands and London; directed by Richardson
1962:
Made stage directing debut with Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" at the Citizens Theater in Glasgow, Scotland
1963:
Received first Best Actor Oscar nomination, playing the title role in Richardson's "Tom Jones"
1963:
Broadway debut, reprising the title role in "Luther" directed by Richardson; earned a Tony nomination
1964:
First film as producer (also actor), Reisz's remake of "Night Must Fall"
1965:
Formed production company, Memorial Enterprises Ltd. (with actor Michael Medwin)
1967:
Film directing debut (also actor), "Charlie Bubbles"
1967:
Co-starred with Audrey Hepburn as a bickering couple in Stanley Donen's "Two for the Road"
1968:
Won a second Tony nomination for "A Day in the Life of Joe Egg"
1970:
Played the title role in Ronald Neame's musical film "Scrooge"
1972:
Served as an associate artistic director for the Royal Court Theatre in London; directed several plays
1974:
Garnered a second Best Actor Oscar nod as Hercule Poirot in Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express"
1975:
Joined National Theatre in London to concentrated on stage work
1977:
Recorded <i>Albert Finney's Album</i> (Motown Records)
1981:
Returned to films in Alan Parker's look at a disintegrating marriage, "Shoot the Moon"; also co-starred Diane Keaton
1982:
Pocketed a reported $1 million to play Daddy Warbucks in John Huston's film version of "Annie"
1983:
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
1984:
Nominated a fourth time for a Best Actor Academy Award for Huston's "Under the Volcano"
1984:
Formed theater company with actors Richard Johnson and Diana Rigg
1984:
Made U.S. TV acting debut in the title role of the CBS TV-movie "Pope John Paul II"
1987:
Reprised stage role as a Chicago gangster with an authentic South Side accent in Alan J. Pakula's film adaptation of "Orphans"
1990:
Appeared as Leo, the big city Irish crime lord of the Coen brothers' "Miller's Crossing"
1991:
Gave rich, rewarding performance as a bedeviled innkeeper in the otherworldly thriller "The Green Man" (A&E)
1992:
Showed off an Irish brogue as the local police sergeant of a small Irish village in 1957 for "The Playboys"
1993:
Delivered a fine performance as an eccentric Southern father in Bruce Beresford's "Rich in Love"
1994:
Offered a masterful performance as the public school teacher-scholar at the center of Mike Figgis' remake of "The Browning Version"
1995:
Reteamed with Yates for "The Run of the Country" once again playing an Irish cop
1996:
Co-starred with Courtenay in the London stage production of "Art"
1996:
Essayed permanently soused TV writer Daniel Feeld in two Dennis Potter-scripted BBC specials "Karaoke" and "Cold Lazarus" (aired in U.S. on Bravo)
1997:
Portrayed the domineering doctor father of Jennifer Jason Leigh in Agnieska Holland's film version of Henry James' "Washington Square"
1997:
Played the drunken Dr. Monygham in the lavish six-hour "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries presentation of "Joseph Conrad's 'Nostromo'" (PBS)
1999:
Co-starred with Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte in a film adaptation of Kurt Vonnnegut's "Breakfast of Champions"
1999:
Played featured role of a former racing commissioner in "Simpatico"
1999:
Reunited with Courtenay for the "Masterpiece Theatre" drama "A Rather English Marriage" (PBS)
2000:
Portrayed the title character's lawyer boss Ed Masry in "Erin Brockovich" directed by Steven Soderbergh; received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
2000:
Made cameo appearance in the Soderbergh directed "Traffic"
2000:
Starred opposite Bridget Fonda in "Delivering Milo"; screened at Cannes
2001:
Cast as Ernest Hemingway in "Hemingway, The Hunter Of Death"
2002:
Portrayed Winston Churchill in "The Gathering Storm"; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie
2003:
Portrayed an Older Edward Bloom in "Big Fish," directed by Tim Burton; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2005:
Voiced Finnis Everglot in Tim Burton's animated feature "Corpse Bride"
2006:
Co-starred with Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott's "A Good Year"
2007:
Cast in "Amazing Grace," as John Newton the author of the hymn <i>Amazing Grace</i>
2007:
Cast as Dr. Albert Hirsch in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
2007:
Co-starred in Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
2012:
Reprised Dr. Hirsch in "The Bourne Legacy"
2012:
Cast opposite Daniel Craig in 007 feature "Skyfall," directed by Sam Mendes

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