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Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82

The actor had appeared in films such as Erin Brockovich, Skyfall and Big Fish.

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WELL-KNOWN BRITISH actor Albert Finney has died at the age of 82 after a short illness, his family has confirmed.

Finney, who received four best actor Oscar nominations and won three Golden Globes, “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side”, the spokesman said.

He grew up in Manchester, northwest England, and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Finney also rejected the offer of a knighthood in the year 2000.

He started out in William Shakespeare plays and mixed his movie career with acclaimed theatre roles.

His more recent films include The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and the James Bond film Skyfall, out the same year.

His four best actor Academy Award nominations were for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983) and Under the Volcano (1984).

He was also nominated for best supporting actor for his performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

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