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Frank Finlay (1926–2016)


One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. Gregory the Great School and then was actually ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Pianist
The Pianist Father
(2002)
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Jacob Marley
(1984)
Lifeforce
Lifeforce Dr. Hans Fallada
(1985)
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers Porthos / O'Reilly
(1973)

Filmography

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 2008-2009 Four Seasons (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander 'Alex' Combe
- Winter (2009) ... Alexander 'Alex' Combe
- Summer (2008) ... Alexander 'Alex' Combe
- Autumn (2008) ... Alexander 'Alex' Combe
 2008 Merlin (TV Series)
Anhora
- The Labyrinth of Gedref (2008) ... Anhora
 2007/I The Waiting Room
Roger
 2006 Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (TV Mini-Series)
Arnold Tennison
- Part 2 (2006) ... Arnold Tennison
- Part 1 (2006) ... Arnold Tennison
 2004-2006 Life Begins (TV Series)
Eric Thornhill
- Episode #3.6 (2006) ... Eric Thornhill
- Episode #3.1 (2006) ... Eric Thornhill
- Episode #2.8 (2005) ... Eric Thornhill
- When Lifes Collide (2005) ... Eric Thornhill
- Hidden Pain (2005) ... Eric Thornhill
 2006 Johnny and the Bomb (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Maxwell
- Déjà Voodoo (2006) ... Tom Maxwell
- The Butterfly Effect (2006) ... Tom Maxwell
- Mrs Tachyon and the Bags of Time (2006) ... Tom Maxwell
 2004 Lighthouse Hill
Alfred
 2003 The Statement
Commissaire Vionnet
 2003 Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Arnold Tennison
- Part 2 (2003) ... Arnold Tennison
 2003 Eroica (TV Movie)
Josef Haydn
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Asquith
 2002 Silent Cry
Dr. Robert Barrum
 2002 The Pianist
Father
 2001 The Martins
Mr. Heath
 2001 Station Jim (TV Movie)
Riorden Snr
 2000 The Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Irwin Green
- Sloth (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Anger (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Greed (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Envy (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
- Lust (2000) ... Uncle Irwin Green
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Mini-Series)
God (voice, uncredited)
 2000 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2000)
 2000 Ghosthunter (Short)
Charlie Fielding
 2000 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Mr. Turner
- Legacy (2000) ... Mr. Turner
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Adm. Wagner
 1998-1999 How Do You Want Me? (TV Series)
Astley Yardley
- The Pleasures of Village Life (1999) ... Astley Yardley
- Ready Steady Kill (1999) ... Astley Yardley
- The Bad Builders (1999) ... Astley Yardley
- I'm Not an Alcoholic (1999) ... Astley Yardley
- White Pubic Hair (1999) ... Astley Yardley
 1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Father
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Mini-Series)
General Bulstrode
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... General Bulstrode
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... General Bulstrode
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
Hudson Junior
 1998 The Grand (TV Series)
Edward Lawrence
- Episode #2.7 (1998) ... Edward Lawrence
 1997 So This Is Romance?
Mike's Dad
 1997 For My Baby
Rudi Wittfogel
 1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Derek
- Episode #2.4 (1997) ... Derek
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Derek
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Derek
 1997 Put K Slave
 1997 The Road to Glory
Yudah Lieb Gold
 1996 Tiré à part
John Rathbone
 1995 Gospa
Monsignor
 1995 A Mind to Murder (TV Movie)
Professor Etherege
 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Howard Franklin
- Lost and Found (1994) ... Howard Franklin
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Harold Plumb
- Fruit of the Desert (1994) ... Harold Plumb
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Coram / Sergius
- The Golden Pince-Nez (1994) ... Professor Coram / Sergius
 1994 Charlemagne (TV Mini-Series)
Alcuin de York
- L'empereur (1994) ... Alcuin de York
- Le roi (1994) ... Alcuin de York
 1993 Storia di una capinera
Father Nunzio
 1993 An Exchange of Fire (TV Series)
Pavel Rhele
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Pavel Rhele
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Pavel Rhele
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
Sergei
 1992 The Other Side (TV Movie)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 1991 Mountain of Diamonds (TV Movie)
Garrick
 1990 King of the Wind
Edward Coke
 1988 Erebus: The Aftermath (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Peter Mahon / Justice Peter Mahon
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Judge Peter Mahon
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Judge Peter Mahon
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Justice Peter Mahon
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Justice Peter Mahon
 1987 Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies (TV Movie)
Foulfellow
 1987 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Razetta
 1985 Lifeforce
Dr. Hans Fallada
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Frank Strange
- In the Secret State (1985) ... Frank Strange
 1985 Nineteen Nineteen
Sigmund Freud (voice)
 1984 Nine Days in May (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
Boris
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Jacob Marley
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Kravtsov
 1983 La chiave
Nino Rolfe
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
The Witchsmeller Pursuivant
- Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983) ... The Witchsmeller Pursuivant
 1983 The Ploughman's Lunch
Matthew Fox
 1982 Enigma
Canarsky
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
William Grey
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Arthur Pearson
- There's One Born Every Minute (1981) ... Arthur Pearson
 1970-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dearth / Frank Doel / Andrew Firth
- Dear Brutus (1981) ... Dearth
- 84, Charing Cross Road (1975) ... Frank Doel
- The Lie (1970) ... Andrew Firth
 1981 Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (TV Movie)
Shahriar
 1979 Un'ombra nell'ombra
Paul
 1979 Murder by Decree
Inspector Lestrade
 1978 The Thief of Baghdad (TV Movie)
Abu Bakar
 1978 Betzi (TV Movie)
Napoleon
 1978 The Wild Geese
Father Geoghagen
 1978 Saturday, Sunday, Monday (TV Movie)
Peppino
 1977 Count Dracula (TV Movie)
Abraham van Helsing
 1977 Another Bouquet (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Manson
- Departures (1977) ... Peter Manson
- Emergencies (1977) ... Peter Manson
- Resolutions (1977) ... Peter Manson
- Reprisals (1977) ... Peter Manson
- Accusations (1977) ... Peter Manson
 1976 Bouquet of Barbed Wire (TV Series)
Peter Manson
- Leave-Taking (1976) ... Peter Manson
- Premonitions (1976) ... Peter Manson
- Repercussions (1976) ... Peter Manson
- Festivities (1976) ... Peter Manson
- Diversions (1976) ... Peter Manson
 1973 Van der Valk und die Reichen (TV Movie)
Van der Valk
 1973 The Three Musketeers
Porthos / O'Reilly
 1973 Shaft in Africa
Amafi
 1969-1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Voltaire / Sancho Panza / Shylock / ...
- Candide (1973) ... Voltaire
- The Adventures of Don Quixote (1973) ... Sancho Panza
- The Merchant of Venice (1972) ... Shylock
- Julius Caesar (1969) ... Brutus
 1969-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Adolf Hitler / Wilfred Tilley
- The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973) ... Adolf Hitler
- The Piano Tuner (1969) ... Wilfred Tilley
 1972 The Exorcism of Hugh
George Dabernon
 1972 Van der Valk und das Mädchen (TV Movie)
Piet van der Valk
 1972 Danny Jones
Mr. Jones
 1972 Sitting Target
Marty Gold
 1971 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Casanova
- Golden Apples (1971) ... Casanova
- Fevers of Love (1971) ... Casanova
- Window, Window (1971) ... Casanova
- Magic Moments (1971) ... Casanova
- One at a Time (1971) ... Casanova
 1971 Gumshoe
William
 1971/I In the Devil's Garden
Det. Chief Supt. Velyan
 1970 Cromwell
John Carter
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Davies
 1969 This Happy Breed (TV Movie)
Frank Gibbons
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Albert
- Blood of the Lamb (1969) ... Albert
 1962-1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
David Field / Patrick Kelly / Bosun / ...
- A Foot in the Door (1969) ... David Field
- Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1967) ... Patrick Kelly
- Always Something Hot (1962) ... Bosun
- The Hard Knock (1962) ... Franco Angelo
 1968 Twisted Nerve
Henry Durnley
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Igor Bounin
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Supt. Weaver
 1967 The Spare Tyres (Short)
Council foreman
 1967 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Jean Valjean
- Redemption (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- Insurrection (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- The Trap (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- Marius (1967) ... Jean Valjean
- Sanctuary (1967) ... Jean Valjean
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Dr. Dee
 1967 Robbery
Robinson
 1967 The Jokers
Harrassed man
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The man
- Oldenberg (1967) ... The man
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Dogberry
 1966 The Deadly Bees
H.W. Manfred
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Dr. Hans Kuperus
- The Murderer (1966) ... Dr. Hans Kuperus
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Second Fish Porter
 1965 Othello
Iago
 1965 The Wild Affair
Drunk
 1965 A Study in Terror
Inspector Lestrade
 1964 The Comedy Man
Prout
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
British Embassy Porter (uncredited)
 1963 Underworld Informers
Leon Sale
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Albert Hope
- Drama '63: Albert Hope (1963) ... Albert Hope
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Corsetiere
 1962 Private Potter
Capt. Patterson
 1962 The Longest Day
Pvt. Coke (uncredited)
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Booking Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Henry - Teddy's father
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Harvey
- Fire! (1962) ... Harvey
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Fernand Destayac
- The Intrigue (1962) ... Fernand Destayac
 1962 Under Western Eyes (TV Movie)
Mikulin
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
George Lander
- The One That Got Away (1961) ... George Lander
 1961 The Compartment (TV Movie)
Businessman
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
George Tremaine / Ross Mayer
- Josie (1961) ... George Tremaine
- Animals Can't Laugh (1961) ... Ross Mayer
 1961 One Way Pendulum (TV Movie)
Robert Barnes
 1961 The Bun House Wedding (TV Movie)
Mr. Montgomery
 1961 People of Nowhere (TV Movie)
Stefan
 1961 The Charlie Drake Show (TV Series)
- Charlie the Kid (1961)
 1961 The Victim (TV Short)
Wilfred Taylor
 1961 Doctor Knock (TV Series)
Monsieur Mousquet
- Act 3 (1961) ... Monsieur Mousquet
- Act 2 (1961) ... Monsieur Mousquet
 1959-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Bill Foden / Alfred Wilson / Eric Watts
- The Girl in the Window (1960) ... Bill Foden
- A Leap in the Dark (1960) ... Alfred Wilson
- Sugar in the Morning (1959) ... Eric Watts
 1960 Target Luna (TV Series)
Mr. Henderson
- The Falling Star (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- Solar Flare (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- Storm in Space (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- The Strange Illness (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
- Count Down (1960) ... Mr. Henderson
 1960 Soldier, Soldier (TV Movie)
Charlie Scuffham
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Louis
- Crime Passionnel (1959) ... Louis
 1958 Big Guns (TV Series)
Roscoe
- Villainy to Boot (1958) ... Roscoe
 1958 Onion Boys (TV Series)
Mr. Craven, Antique Dealer
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... Mr. Craven, Antique Dealer
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... Mr. Craven, Antique Dealer
 1957 The Telescope (TV Movie)
Mr. Pinnock
 1956 John and Paddy (TV Movie)
Clerk of the Court
 1956 The Twopenny Diamond (TV Movie)
Mr. Pearce
 1956 The Secrets of the Prairie (TV Mini-Series)
Clerk of the court
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Clerk of the court
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Clerk of the court
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Clerk of the court
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He acted in Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday", in a National Theatre production at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Joan Plowright, Richard Vernon, David Firth, David Healy, George Howe and Clive Merrison in the cast. Franco Zeffirelli was the director. See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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The 9th edition of Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion erroneously credits him as having died in 1986. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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