Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82 after short illness, family say

Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82 after short illness, family say

Albert Finney has died at the age of 82, a family spokesman has said.

The actor was best known for his roles in Erin Brockovich, Murder On The Orient Express and Annie.

A statement from his family said: “Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.

“The family request privacy at this sad time.”

The five-time Oscar nominee, who was born in Salford in 1936, made his movie debut with a small part in The Entertainer in 1960.

Director Tony Richardson then offered Finney the lead in kitchen-sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and period romp Tom Jones, which made him a major star.

He most recently starred in the James Bond film Skyfall and the Bourne films.

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