Character actor Albert Finney, best known for Erin Brockovich & Miller’s Crossing, has died aged 82.
He died following a short illness surrounded by those closest to him, according to a statement.
Finney was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007 but resumed working with The Bourne Legacy and Skyfall in 2011.
British-born Finney began with TV roles in 1956 before the title lead in 1963’s Tom Jones, it led to an Oscar nomination as did Murder on the Orient Express, The Dresser, Under the Volcano, and Erin Brockovich. Other film credits included Two for the Road, Charlie Bubbles, Miller’s Crossing, Annie, Traffic, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Simpatico, The Bourne Ultimatum & Ocean’s Twelve.
TV credits included Pope John Paul II, The Endless Game, The Green Man, Cold Lazarus, Nostromo, The Gathering Storm and My Uncle Silas.
He once said, “I’m me and nobody else. Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not because they don’t know a bloody thing about me! God knows what I am.”