Jon Finch


Actor
Jon Finch

About

Birth Place
England, GB
Born
March 02, 1941
Died
December 28, 2012
Cause of Death
Undetermined

Biography

British actor Jon Finch's career has been built upon his roles in adaptations of Shakespearean plays--most notably his title role in Roman Polanski's unconventional interpretation of "Macbeth." Though Finch's power-hungry performance came out unscathed, some criticized the film for being crude, one-dimensional, and pedestrian. In addition to Shakespearean dramas, Finch also acted in a nu...

Biography

British actor Jon Finch's career has been built upon his roles in adaptations of Shakespearean plays--most notably his title role in Roman Polanski's unconventional interpretation of "Macbeth." Though Finch's power-hungry performance came out unscathed, some criticized the film for being crude, one-dimensional, and pedestrian. In addition to Shakespearean dramas, Finch also acted in a number of thrillers and mysteries--including costarring in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Frenzy" as a man falsely accused of murder. Another notable role in the genre was in "Death on the Nile," a Hercule Poirot mystery starring Peter Ustinov with a star-studded ensemble; Finch played a communist who was one of many suspects in the movie's centerpiece murder. In 2005, Finch played the Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem in Ridley Scott's epic Crusades movie "Kingdom of Heaven." Finch had tried to collaborate with Scott before--he was originally cast for the memorable role John Hurt played in 1979's "Alien"--but had to drop out due to complications from diabetes.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Frenzy (1972) - Friendship And Marriage Newly unemployed London bartender Dick (Jon Finch) encounters two clients (Madge Ryan, George Tovey) with Monica (Jean Smart, shortly before she became famous for Upstairs, Downtairs on TV), who works for his ex, counselor Brenda (Barbara Leigh-Hunt), in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, 1972.
Frenzy (1972) - A Good Juicy Series Of Sex Murders Fired bartender Dick (Jon Finch), down to his last few bob, is increasingly irritated, entering a London pub, Gerald Sim and Noel Johnson, the latter a doctor, are discussing the serial murderer, no doubt on behalf of director Alfred Hitchcock, early in Frenzy, 1972.
Frenzy (1972) - The Waste Products Of Our Society First shot after the credits sweeping down the Thames, Alfred Hitchcock shooting on location in London (with his cameo), John Boxer as Sir George giving a speech meant with some irony, as a murder victim is discovered, opening Frenzy, 1972, starring Jon Finch and Barry Foster.
Frenzy (1972) - Bob's Your Uncle Dick (Jon Finch) has just been fired from his barkeeping job, in Covent Garden visiting Bob (Barry Foster) who is, we learn, a better-situated customer and friend, and we’ve heard news of a serial murder in the neighborhood, early in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, 1972.
Frenzy (1972) - You're My Type Of Woman Barmaid Babs (Anna Massey) has just had it out with her boss when Bob (Barry Foster), whom we know to be the “Necktie Murderer,” intervenes, asking after his pal and her ex-colleague Dick, whom we know he’s trying to frame, director Alfred Hitchcock offering several remarkable shots, in Frenzy, 1972.

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