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RIP Albert Finney

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Aged 81, RIP Albert

 

Rog

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Great, great actor.

Loved by all Nottinghamians for his portrayal as Raleigh factory worker Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and many other excellent performances.

For me his role as Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm on TV in 2002 was just outstanding.

Just read on Wiki that he turned down a knighthood in 2000. Apparently he believed the honours system “perpetuated snobbery”. Food for thought.   RIP a brilliant actor.

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Forever linked to nottingham through his role in Saturday night/sunday morning................believed he was a member on here at one time ?     lol

RIP Albert...............

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It's a tragedy Alan Sillitoe never met you, Ben. Who knows what he might have written? You make Arthur Seaton look like a candidate for the Trappist monastery!

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I had the great pleasure of meeting Shirley Anne Field a couple of years ago and we sat chatting for almost an hour. It was always on my mind that I'd like to meet Albert Finney and if he was ever in the area for any reason I would have done my best to do so. His portrayal of Jack the lad Arthur Seaton bought to life the character written so brilliantly by Alan Sillitoe and heralded the start of a brilliant acting career. He arguably never achieved the real stardom that his early work led us to beleive might but 5 times Oscar nominee is not too shabby. I was truly saddened to hear of his passing and I'm not usually star stuck. Rest in peace.

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