Peter Finch

Lowest Rated: 20% Judith (1966)
Birthday: Sep 28, 1912
Birthplace: Not Available
Ruddy-faced British star Peter Finch was raised by relatives in France, India, and Australia after his parents divorced when he was two. He had several odd jobs during the Depression before working as a comedian's stooge in vaudeville. He began working in the legitimate theater in 1935 then in 1936 debuted onscreen in the Australian film Dad and Dave Come to Town. While sporadically appearing in Australian films over the next decade-plus, Finch continued working on stage and formed his own company; eventually he also became Australia's top radio actor. His work impressed Laurence Olivier, who brought him to London in 1949 where he performed impressively on the stage and landed supporting roles in numerous films. In the mid-'50s he began getting better film roles, becoming one of Britain's leading male stars. Between 1956-71 he won the British Film Academy "Best Actor" award four times. For his portrayal of a gay doctor in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) he received a "Best Actor" Oscar nomination. His last film was Network (1976); during a promotional campaign for the film, he died of a massive coronary. That year he was posthumously awarded the Oscar for "Best Actor"--making him the first actor in Academy Award history to do so.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Rats of Tobruk (The Fighting Rats of Tobruk) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe Yitzhak Rabin 1977
No Score Yet A Look At Liv Actor 1977
92% Network Howard Beale 1976
No Score Yet The Abdication Cardinal Azzolino 1974
No Score Yet Lost Horizon Richard Conway 1973
No Score Yet England Made Me Eric Krogh 1973
No Score Yet The Nelson Affair (Bequest to the Nation) Actor 1973
No Score Yet Shattered Harry Field 1972
93% Sunday Bloody Sunday Dr. Daniel Hirsh 1971
88% The Red Tent Gen. Umberto Nobile 1971
No Score Yet The Legend of Lylah Clare Lewis Zarkan 1968
72% Far From the Madding Crowd William Boldwood 1967
20% Judith Aaron Stein 1966
No Score Yet 10:30 P.M. Summer Paul 1966
90% The Flight of the Phoenix Captain Harris 1965
67% The Pumpkin Eater Jake Armitage 1964
No Score Yet Girl with Green Eyes Eugene Gaillard 1964
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Murray Logan 1963
No Score Yet I Thank a Fool Stephen Dane 1962
No Score Yet No Love for Johnnie Johnnie Byrne 1961
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade Derode 1961
No Score Yet The Trials of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde 1960
No Score Yet Kidnapped Alan Breck Stewart 1960
93% The Nun's Story Dr. Fortunati 1959
No Score Yet Operation Amsterdam Jan Smit 1959
No Score Yet The Shiralee Jim Macauley 1957
No Score Yet Robbery Under Arms Capt. Starlight 1957
No Score Yet Windom's Way Dr. Alec Windom 1957
82% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Capt. Langsdorff 1956
No Score Yet A Town Like Alice (Rape of Malaya) Joe Harman 1956
No Score Yet Simon and Laura Simon Foster 1955
No Score Yet Josephine And Men Actor 1955
No Score Yet Father Brown (The Detective) Gustave Flambeau 1954
60% Elephant Walk John Wiley 1954
No Score Yet The Heart of the Matter Father Rank 1953
No Score Yet The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Sheriff of Nottingham 1952
No Score Yet Train Of Events Philip 1952
No Score Yet The Wooden Horse The Australian 1951
No Score Yet Fighting Rats of Tobruk Peter Linton 1951
No Score Yet The Miniver Story Polish officer 1950
No Score Yet Eureka Stockade Humffray 1949
No Score Yet Indonesia Calling Actor 1946

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