Finlay Currie


Actor
Finlay Currie

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Doll maker
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)
Master of ceremonies
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Caecina
The Playgirl and the War Minister (1963)
Lochaye
Billy Liar (1963)
Duxbury
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Grandpa Stirling
Corridors of Blood (1963)
Dr. Matheson
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Old Enderby
Cleopatra (1963)
Titus
The Story of Joseph and His Brethren (1962)
Jacob
Lisa (1962)
De Kooi
Go to Blazes (1962)
Hand in Hand (1961)
Mr. Pritchard
Francis of Assisi (1961)
Pope Innocent III
Five Golden Hours (1961)
Father Superior
Kidnapped (1960)
Cluny MacPherson
The Angel Wore Red (1960)
Bishop
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Capt. Sellers
Ben-Hur (1959)
Balthasar
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
David
Tempest (1959)
Count Griniev
Naked Earth (1958)
Father Verity
Dangerous Exile (1958)
Mr Patient
6.5 Special (1958)
Saint Joan (1957)
Archbishop of Rheims
The Little Hut (1957)
The Rev. Brittingham-Brett
Abandon Ship (1957)
Mr. Wheaton
Campbell's Kingdom (1957)
Old Man
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Member of Reform Club
Zarak (1956)
The Mullah
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Inspector Peters
Captain Lightfoot (1955)
Callahan
King's Rhapsody (1955)
King Paul
Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1954)
Hamish MacPherson
The Deadly Game (1954)
Mr. Darius
Beau Brummell (1954)
Robert MacIver
Make Me an Offer (1954)
Abe Spartta
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
MacDougal
Ivanhoe (1952)
Cedric
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
Col. Randolph
Walk East on Beacon (1952)
Dr. Albert Kafer
Kangaroo (1952)
Michael McGuire
Quo Vadis (1951)
Peter
People Will Talk (1951)
Shunderson
Trio (1950)
MacLeod
The Mudlark (1950)
John Brown
Treasure Island (1950)
Capt. Billy Bones
The Black Rose (1950)
Alfgar
My Daughter Joy (1950)
The History of Mr. Polly (1949)
So Evil My Love (1948)
Dr. Krylie
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
Great Expectations (1946)
Magwitch
I Know Where I'm Going (1945)
Thunder Rock (1942)
49th Parallel (1941)
Around The Town (1938)
The Edge of the World (1937)
Wanted (1937)
Princess Charming (1935)
Seegman
Orders Is Orders (1934)
Dave
Little Friend (1934)
Grove
Rome Express (1933)
The Good Companions (1933)
Monte Mortimer
Criminal at Large (1932)
Brooks

Cast (Special)

Brigadoon (1966)

Life Events

1898

Stage acting debut

1932

First film as actor

Videos

Movie Clip

Abandon Ship! (1957) - Thirty-seven Survived The entire credit sequence was a slow camera move into this rusted, derelict mine, ending in the explosion, grim narration from writer-director Richard Sale, and the introduction of producer and star Tyrone Power, joining a raft with Finlay Currie, Robert Harris and distraught mother Sheila Manahan, in the British-made Columbia release, Abandon Ship, 1957.
49th Parallel (1941) - Trapper Johnny French Canadian trapper Johnny (Laurence Olivier) and his trading post officer (Finlay Currie) are surprised by fugitives from the Nazi U-Boat (led by Eric Portman as "Hirth") in Michael Powell's multi-starred propaganda vehicle 49th Parallel, 1941.
Great Expectations (1946) - My Christian Name Philip The chilling introduction of David Lean's Great Expectations, 1946, features John Mills' narration, Anthony Wager as young "Pip," and Finlay Currie as the evil "Magwitch."
Great Expectations (1946) - She Would Coldly Tolerate Me Young Pip (Anthony Wager) with Biddy (Eileen Erskine), now a fixture in the household of blacksmith Joe, seeking counsel before visits to Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt) and her ward Estella (Jean Simmons), his apprenticeship approaching, John Mills narrating, in David Lean’s Great Expectations, 1946.
Angel Wore Red, The (1960) - The War Is On! Reporter Hawthorne (Joseph Cotten) is pleased to tell his editor that war has come to his nameless Spanish city, Soledad (Ava Gardner) makes her first appearance, with newly-ex priest Aturo (Dirk Bogarde), while his superiors (Finlay Currie, Aldo Fabrizi) make emergency plans, in The Angel Wore Red, 1960.
People Will Talk (1951) - The Cadaver And I From the first scene for Dr. Praetorius (Cary Grant), filling in for tardy Professor Elwell (Hume Cronyn), who's busy plotting against him, student Deborah (Jeanne Crain) stealing the scene, early in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's People Will Talk, 1951.
People Will Talk (1951) - Sick People Not Inmates Dr. Praetorius (Cary Grant) at his clinic, supervising a staff doctor (Ray Montgomery), Mrs. Pegwhistle (Esther Somers), the dietician (Ann Morrison) and a patient (Julia Dean), in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's People Will Talk, 1951, from a play by the Swiss-German writer and actor Curt Goetz.
People Will Talk (1951) - Between Matter And Mankind Having thoroughly teased his professor friend Barker (Walter Slezak) at orchestra practice, Dr. Praetorius (Cary Grant) discusses the trouble he's made with university powers, and his ever-present aide Shunderson (Finlay Currie), in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's People Will Talk, 1951.
People Will Talk (1951) - Unusual Man Of Science Dr. Praetorius (Cary Grant) and constant companion Shunderson (Finlay Currie), visiting Higgins (Sidney Blackmer), father of student Deborah (Jeanne Crain), keeping her self-inflicted wound secret, Beelzebub is the dog, in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's People Will Talk, 1951.
Treasure Island (1950) - Take Me To Captain Billy Bones! West Coast of England, 1765, having helped his lone tenant, Captain Billy Bones (Finlay Currie), hide from his first visitor, Jim (Bobby Driscoll) has to hide him again when Blind Pew (John Laurie) appears, early in the first Walt Disney live-action feature, Treasure Island, 1950, from Robert Louis Stevenson, starring Robert Newton.
Ben-Hur (1959) - Anno Domini Narration by Finlay Currie is followed by the arrival of Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem, the rising of a star, the approach of three kings, all this before the opening credits in William Wyler's Ben-Hur, 1959.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) - We Have Ways Deep-cover Soviet agent "Millie" (Virginia Gilmore) acknowledges visiting Moscow controller Laschenkov (Karel Stepanek), then in a Boston cafe approaches immigrant research mathematician Kafer (Finlay Currie) with a threat, in Louis de Rochemont's anti-communist Walk East On Beacon, 1952.

Companions

Maude Courtney
Wife
Actor. Died 1959.

Bibliography