Frank Finlay

Frank Finlay

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1926-08-06
Deathday: 2016-01-30 (89 years old)

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Biography

Frank received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his performance as William Shakespeare’s Iago in Stuart Burge’s 1965 film of Laurence Olivier’s staging of Othello. He also won the Best Actor Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.


He later essayed the definitive screen portrayal of Alexandre Dumas’ musketeer Porthos in three movies for director Richard Lester: The Three Musketeers (1974), The Four Musketeers (1975) and The Return of the Musketeers (1989). Frank’s many other films include The Longest Day; Tony Richardson’s The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner; Martin Ritt’s The Molly Maguires; Bob Clark’s Murder by Decree; Alan Bridges’ The Return of the Soldier (for which he recieved a BAFTA Award nomination); Franco Zeffrelli’s Sparrow; and Eric Styles’ Dreaming of Joseph Lees; and most recently Roman Polanski’s multi-award winning The Pianist and Norma Jewison’s The Statement.


His similarly extensive television projects have earned him two BAFTA Awards, for his performances in The Death of Adolf Hitler (starring as Hitler, with Rex Firkin directing); The Adventures of Don Quixote (as Sancho Panza, opposite Rex Harrison, for director Alvin Rakoff); the ground breaking Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Another Bouquet; 84 Charing Cross Road; and recently the critically acclaimed series The Sins. Born in Farnworth, Lancashire, Finlay had already begun performing on stage when he earned the Sir James Knott Scholarship at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Since then he has led theatre companies in London and on Broadway.


He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1984 New Year’s Honours List, and was presented with his CBE by the Queen in February1984.

Filmography

All 116

Movies 87

TV Shows 29

Narrator 3

Self 2

Self (archive footage)
Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame (2018)

Movie
Fifty Shades of Erotica

Fifty Shades of Erotica (2015)

Movie
Alexander 'Alex' Combe
Rosamunde Pilcher's Four Seasons

Rosamunde Pilcher's Four Seasons (2008)

TV Show
Anhora
Merlin

Merlin (2008)

TV Show
6.31
Roger
The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room (2007)

Movie
Tom Maxwell
Johnny and the Bomb

Johnny and the Bomb (2006)

TV Show
Alfred
Lighthouse Hill

Lighthouse Hill (2004)

Movie
Eric Thornhill
Life Begins

Life Begins (2004)

TV Show
Commissaire Vionnet
The Statement

The Statement (2003)

Movie
Asquith
The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince (2003)

TV Show
Josef Haydn
Eroica

Eroica (2003)

Movie
Father
The Pianist

The Pianist (2002)

Movie
5.33
Riorden Snr
Station Jim

Station Jim (2001)

Movie
Mr Heath
The Martins

The Martins (2001)

Movie
Uncle Irwin Green
Sins

Sins (2000)

TV Show
Rudi Wittfogel
For My Baby

For My Baby (2000)

Movie
General Bulstrode
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

TV Show
6
General Bulstrode
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

Movie
Father
Dreaming of Joseph Lees

Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)

Movie
Hudson Junior
Stiff Upper Lips

Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

Movie
Astley Yardley
How Do You Want Me?

How Do You Want Me? (1998)

TV Show
6
Mike's Dad
Romance and Rejection (So This Is Romance?)

Romance and Rejection (So This Is Romance?) (1997)

Movie
John Rathbone
Limited Edition

Limited Edition (1997)

Movie
Monsignor
Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary (1995)

Movie
Professor Etherege
A Mind to Murder

A Mind to Murder (1995)

Movie
Professor Coram / Sergius
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)

TV Show
Father Nunzio
Sparrow

Sparrow (1994)

Movie
Alcuin
Charlemagne

Charlemagne (1993)

TV Show
Sergei
Stalin

Stalin (1992)

Movie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Other Side

The Other Side (1992)

Movie
Howard Franklin
Heartbeat

Heartbeat (1992)

TV Show
9
Chandu
Cthulhu Mansion

Cthulhu Mansion (1992)

Movie
Arnold Tennison
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect (1991)

TV Show
5.33
Garrick
Mountain of Diamonds

Mountain of Diamonds (1991)

Movie
Garrick
The Burning Shore

The Burning Shore (1991)

TV Show
Edward Coke
King of the Wind

King of the Wind (1990)

Movie
Porthos
The Return of the Musketeers

The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

Movie
4.2
Razetta
Casanova

Casanova (1987)

Movie
Harold Plumb
Lovejoy

Lovejoy (1986)

TV Show
5
Sigmund Freud
Nineteen Nineteen

Nineteen Nineteen (1985)

Movie
Dr. Hans Fallada
Lifeforce

Lifeforce (1985)

Movie
6
Boris
Arch of Triumph

Arch of Triumph (1985)

Movie
Frank Strange
In the Secret State

In the Secret State (1985)

Movie
Jacob Marley
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (1984)

Movie
9
Kravtsov
Sakharov

Sakharov (1984)

Movie
Professor Coram / Sergius
Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (1984)

TV Show
4.71
Nino Rolfe
The Key

The Key (1983)

Movie
6.19
Matthew Fox
The Ploughman's Lunch

The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

Movie
Narrator
The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War (1983)

Movie
Narrator
The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War (1983)

TV Show
William Grey
The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier (1983)

Movie
Canarsky
Enigma

Enigma (1982)

Movie
Captain Manson
Mona

Mona (1982)

Movie
Self
Wogan

Wogan (1982)

TV Show
Dearth
Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus (1981)

Movie
Paul
Ring of Darkness

Ring of Darkness (1979)

Movie
Arthur Pearson
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

TV Show
Inspector Lestrade
Murder by Decree

Murder by Decree (1979)

Movie
Fr. Geoghagen
The Wild Geese

The Wild Geese (1978)

Movie
Abu Bakar
The Thief of Baghdad

The Thief of Baghdad (1978)

Movie
Peppino
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978)

Movie
Abraham van Helsing
Count Dracula

Count Dracula (1977)

Movie
Abraham van Helsing
Count Dracula

Count Dracula (1977)

TV Show
Another Bouquet

Another Bouquet (1977)

TV Show
Peppino
Laurence Olivier Presents

Laurence Olivier Presents (1976)

TV Show
Peter Manson
Bouquet of Barbed Wire

Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1976)

TV Show
Frank Doel
84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road (1975)

Movie
Porthos
The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers (1974)

Movie
3.2
Van der Valk
Van der Valk and the Rich

Van der Valk and the Rich (1973)

Movie
Porthos / O'Reilly
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers (1973)

Movie
4
Amafi
Shaft in Africa

Shaft in Africa (1973)

Movie
3
Sancho Panza
The Adventures Of Don Quixote

The Adventures Of Don Quixote (1973)

Movie
Adolf Hitler
The Death of Adolf Hitler

The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973)

Movie
George Dabernon
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

Neither the Sea Nor the Sand (1972)

Movie
Marty Gold
Sitting Target

Sitting Target (1972)

Movie
Mr. Jones
Danny Jones

Danny Jones (1972)

Movie
Shylock
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice (1972)

Movie
William
Gumshoe

Gumshoe (1971)

Movie
6
Casanova
Casanova

Casanova (1971)

TV Show
Det. Chief Supt. Velyan
Assault

Assault (1971)

Movie
Andrew Firth
The Lie

The Lie (1970)

Movie
Play for Today

Play for Today (1970)

TV Show
Narrator
The Body

The Body (1970)

Movie
John Carter
Cromwell

Cromwell (1970)

Movie
Davies
The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires (1970)

Movie
Albert
Blood of the Lamb

Blood of the Lamb (1969)

Movie
Marcus Brutus
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar (1969)

Movie
Wilfred Tilley
The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner (1969)

Movie
Henry Durnley
Twisted Nerve

Twisted Nerve (1968)

Movie
1
Igor Bounin
The Shoes of the Fisherman

The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

Movie
Supt. Weaver
Inspector Clouseau

Inspector Clouseau (1968)

Movie
5.32
Chaplain
I'll Never Forget What's'isname

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

Movie
Jean Valjean
Les Misérables

Les Misérables (1967)

TV Show
Robinson
Robbery

Robbery (1967)

Movie
Harrassed Man
The Jokers

The Jokers (1967)

Movie
Dogberry
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing (1967)

Movie
Iago in 1965 "Othello"
Great Acting: Laurence Olivier

Great Acting: Laurence Olivier (1966)

Movie
H.W. Manfred
The Deadly Bees

The Deadly Bees (1966)

Movie
Second Fish Porter
That Swinging City

That Swinging City (1966)

Movie
Iago
Othello

Othello (1965)

Movie
Drunk
The Wild Affair

The Wild Affair (1965)

Movie
Voltaire / Sancho Panza / Marcus Brutus
Play of the Month

Play of the Month (1965)

TV Show
Thirty-Minute Theatre

Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965)

TV Show
Inspector Lestrade
A Study in Terror

A Study in Terror (1965)

Movie
Archive Footage
Olivier Talks About Othello

Olivier Talks About Othello (1965)

Movie
Prout
The Comedy Man

The Comedy Man (1964)

Movie
British Embassy Porter
Hot Enough for June

Hot Enough for June (1964)

Movie
2
Leon Sale
The Informers

The Informers (1963)

Movie
Corsetiere
Doctor in Distress

Doctor in Distress (1963)

Movie
3.5
Pvt. Coke (uncredited)
The Longest Day

The Longest Day (1962)

Movie
1
Booking Office Clerk
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Movie
Teddy's Father
Life for Ruth

Life for Ruth (1962)

Movie
Fernand Destayac
Studio Four

Studio Four (1962)

TV Show
Z-Cars

Z-Cars (1962)

TV Show
Capt. Patterson
Private Potter

Private Potter (1962)

Movie
Pavel Rhele
An Exchange of Fire

An Exchange of Fire

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.79
Based on 1,31 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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Frank FinlayFrank Finlay

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1926-08-06

Deathday
2016-01-30 (89 years old)

Place of birth
Farnworth, United Kingdom

Children
Stephen Finlay

Citizenships
United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Also known as
프랭크 핀레이, Francis "Frank" Finlay, Francis Finlay

Awards
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor


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