Frank Finlay

Frank Finlay

Highest Rated: 100% Gumshoe (1972)

Lowest Rated: 23% The Statement (2003)

Birthday: Aug 06, 1926

Birthplace: Farnworth, England, UK

A prolific stage performer, Frank Finlay came to international prominence repeating his stage role as a particularly villainous Iago to Laurence Olivier's "Othello" in the 1965 film version, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. A character actor, Finlay generally played provincials or police inspectors and frequently appeared in period films. He began his stage career in 1951, working in repertory theater, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He appeared with the Guilford Repertory Company in 1957 and made his London stage debut as a gaoler in "The Queen and the Welshman." The following year, Finlay made his Broadway debut in "Epitaph for George Dillon." He continued to appear on the London stage into the 80s. Frank Finlay died of heart failure following a long illness on January 30, 2016. He was 89.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 56% The Waiting Room Roger (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 42% Johnny and the Bomb Tom Maxwell (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lighthouse Hill Alfred (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 70% Prime Suspect: The Last Witness Arnold Tennison (Character) - 2003
23% 35% The Statement Commissaire Vionnet (Character) $763K 2003
No Score Yet 81% Eroica Unknown (Character) - 2003
71% 77% The Lost Prince Asquith (Character) - 2003
95% 96% The Pianist The Father (Character) $32.5M 2002
No Score Yet 75% Silent Cry Dr. Robert Barrum (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 54% The Martins Mr. Heath (Character) - 2001
36% 54% Dreaming of Joseph Lees Father (Character) $7.7K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet For My Baby Rudi Wittfogel (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance and Rejection Mike's Dad (Character) - 1997
38% 40% Stiff Upper Lips Hudson Junior (Character) $71.8K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiré à part Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limited Edition John Rathbone (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gospa Monsignor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mind to Murder Professor Etherege (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 71% Stalin Sergei Alliluyev (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 17% Black Magic Mansion Chandu (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cthulhu Mansion Chandu (Character) - 1991
60% 34% The Return of the Musketeers Porthos (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 57% King of the Wind Edward Coke (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 21% Arch of Triumph Boris (Character) - 1985
58% 45% Lifeforce Dr. Hans Fallada (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Secret State Frank Strange (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 38% The Key Nino Rolfe (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 74% A Christmas Carol Jacob Marley (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sakharov Kravtsov (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1919 Sigmund Freud (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 40% The Ploughman's Lunch Matthew Fox (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 28% Enigma Canarsky (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 43% The Return of the Soldier Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Satan's Wife Paul (Character) - 1979
80% 64% Murder by Decree Inspector Lestrade (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 44% The Thief of Baghdad Abu Bakar (Character) - 1978
67% 75% The Wild Geese Fr. Geoghagen (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 88% Count Dracula Van Helsing (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dracula Abraham van Helsing (Character) - 1977
76% 75% The Four Musketeers Porthos (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 0% Neither the Sea nor the Sand George Dabernon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (Character) - 1973
86% 78% The Three Musketeers Porthos (Character) - 1973
60% 52% Shaft in Africa Amafi (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Sitting Target Marty Gold (Character) - 1972
100% 56% Gumshoe William (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 25% In the Devil's Garden Det. Chief Supt. Velyan (Character) - 1971
90% 62% The Molly Maguires Davies (Character) - 1970
43% 69% Cromwell John Carter (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Body Narrator - 1970
43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman Igor Bounin (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 21% Inspector Clouseau Supt. Weaver (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 66% Twisted Nerve Henry Durnley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 52% I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name Chaplain (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 10% The Deadly Bees H.W. Manfred (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 80% Much Ado About Nothing Unknown (Character) - 1967
80% 84% Robbery Robinson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 34% A Study in Terror Inspector Lestrade (Character) - 1966
82% 65% Othello Iago (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Man Prout (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Potter Capt. Patterson (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 37% Agent 8 3/4 British Embassy Porter (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Condemned to Life Teddy's Father (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Suspect: The Final Act on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 62% Prime Suspect Unknown (Character) 2006 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins Unknown (Character) 2004-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2004
87% No Score Yet Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlemagne Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1994

QUOTES FROM Frank Finlay CHARACTERS

Rafer Janders says: I thought you were dead.

The Priest says: Looking at you and your guns, I am.

Inspector Fallada says: Death, Colonel Caine, correct. Thanatology's the name for it. Death for you, Colonel, is a bureaucratic problem. Who did it. When, why did they do it. A problem to be solved, am I correct?

The father says: One caramel for 20 zloytas? Fine, we will split it.