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Albert Finney, Annie's Daddy Warbucks, Passes Away at 82

Albert Finney, the classically-trained English actor who was nominated for five different Academy Awards across a four-decade career, has passed away at the age of 82.

Finney, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, appeared as Daddy Warbucks in 1982's adaptation of Annie. He also appeared as the villainous Doctor Albert Hirsch, the government official who conditioned Jason Bourne, in The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy. Finney's final film appearance was in 2012's Skyfall as Kincade, the caretaker of James Bond's ancestral Scottish home.

Acclaimed throughout his career, Finney received five separate Academy Award nominations for his work, including 1963's Tom Jones, 1974's Murder on the Orient Express, 1983's The Dresser, 1984's Under the Volcano and, most recently, for 2000's Erin Brockovich. Additionally, Finney was nominated for nine Golden Globes and won three.

Even more celebrated in his native United Kingdom, Finney would receive 13 BAFTA nominations and win two, including for his 2002 performance as Winston Churchill in the HBO miniseries The Gathering Storm. This role won him a BAFTA, an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe.

(via Variety)

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