British actor Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dies aged 82

FILE PHOTO: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Robert Rehme and Oscar winning actress Kathy Bates (L) announce the nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the 73rd annual Academy Awards during a live telecast February 13, 2001 from academy headquarters in Beverly Hills. Nominess for best supporting actor are, photographs (lower left to right) Jeff Bridges in "The Contender," Willem Dafoe in "Shadow of the Vampire," Benicio Del Toro in "Traffic," Albert Finney in "Erin Brockovich," and Joaquin Phoenix in "Gladiator." The Academy Awards will be presented March 25 in Los Angeles. REUTERS//File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – British actor Albert Finney, who rose to fame on a post-war wave of gritty, working-class dramas and became an Oscar-nominated international star, has died at the age of 82. Finney died after a short illness, the BBC reported on Friday. Born in Salford, Greater Manchester, in 1936, he began his career as […]

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