'Murder On The Orient Express' Star Albert Finney Passes Away At 82
February 8, 2019 18:45 By Fabiosa
It breaks our hearts to see so many big screen and music stars depart, one after the other. Just this year, the list has grown to include Dick Miller, Maxine Brown Russell, James Ingram, Julie Adams, Kristoff St. John, and many others. The constellation has just been joined by a beloved British actor, Albert Finney.
The actor died of a chest infection at the Royal Marsden hospital, his representative has confirmed to The Guardian. Finney was 82.
The life of a legend
Finney started out as a theater actor and then migrated to the screen. He had his first roles in TV movies, and his first big screen roles were in The Entertainer (1960) and Saturday Night and Monday Morning (1960).
The most memorable films under his belt include Two for the Road (1967), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Shoot the Moon (1982), The Dresser (1983), and more recent ones, Miller’s Crossing (1990), Washington Square (1997), Traffic (2000) and Big Fish (2003).
Finney received five Academy Award nominations but never won. But it’s not like we need an actor to win an Oscar to appreciate his talent!
The world of cinema pays tributes
There’s been an outpouring of sympathies in the wake of the sad news. Colleagues, filmmakers, and fans have paid tributes, and here are some of them from Twitter:
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Albert Finney. The recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship in 2001, Finney will be warmly remembered for his powerful performances in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones, Big Fish and many more. pic.twitter.com/SwuaV84cGE— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 8, 2019
Actor Albert Finney dies after illness, aged 82 A great loss, one of the great British screen actors. pic.twitter.com/pjTrykA63B— Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) February 8, 2019
Rest in peace dear Albert Finney 😇🙏🏿— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) February 8, 2019
Albert Finney has died aged 82. A British TV and film legend. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was one of the first films I remember studying during my film degree. He's brilliant as the angry Arthur Seaton. RIP. pic.twitter.com/CKdzLo6sen— Alex Matthews (@AJMatthews89) February 8, 2019
Rest in peace, Mr. Finney! You were a true legend.