Peter Finch

Actor / Screenwriter | * 09/28/1916 († 60, 01/14/1977) | South Kensington, London (United Kingdom (UK))
Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor of theatre, film and radio. Born in London, he emigrated to Australia as a teenager and was raised in Sydney, where he worked in vaudeville and radio before becoming a star of Australian films. Joining the Old Vic Company after World War II, he achieved widespread critical success in Britain for both stage and screen performances. One of British cinema's most celebrated leading men of the time, Finch won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role five times, and won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network. According to the British Film Institute, "it is arguable that no other actor ever chalked up such a rewarding CV in British films, and he accumulated the awards to bolster this view". He died only two months before the 49th Academy Awards, making him the first person to win a posthumous Oscar in an acting category. As of 2023, the only other person to have done so was fellow Australian Heath Ledger. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | History

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Awards & Nominations for Peter Finch

Academy Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 2x Academy Award for Best Actor
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Movies with Peter Finch as Actor(55)

as Self (archive footage)2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
as Yitzhak Rabin1976 Raid on Entebbe
as Howard Beale1976 Network
as Azzolino1974 The Abdication
as Erich Krogh1973 England Made Me
as Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson1973 Bequest to the Nation
as Richard Conway1973 Lost Horizon
as Harry Field1972 Something to Hide
as Dr. Daniel Hirsh1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
as Umberto Nobile1969 The Red Tent
as Lewis Zarken / Louie Flack1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
as William Boldwood1967 Far from the Madding Crowd
as Paul1966 10:30 P.M. Summer
as Aaron Stein1966 Judith
as British agent (uncredited)1966 Murderers' Row
as Capt. Harris1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
as Jake Armitage1964 The Pumpkin Eater
as Eugene Gaillard1964 Girl with Green Eyes
as Bailiff's Man1964 First Men in the Moon
as Murray Logan1963 In the Cool of the Day
as Stephen Dane1962 I Thank a Fool
as Johnnie Byrne1961 No Love for Johnnie
as Colonel Henry Derode1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
as Oscar Wilde1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
as Alan Breck Stewart1959 Kidnapped
as Jan Smit1959 Operation Amsterdam
as Dr. Fortunati1959 The Nun's Story
as Captain Starlight1957 Robbery Under Arms
as Alec Windom1957 Windom's Way
as Macauley1957 The Shiralee
as Captain Langsdorff, "Admiral Graf Spee"1956 The Battle of the River Plate
as Joe Harman1956 A Town Like Alice
as Comte De Ville1955 The Dark Avenger
as David Hewer1955 Josephine and Men
as Kapitän John Ryland "Lucky"1955 Passage Home
as Simon Foster1955 Simon and Laura
as Charlie1954 Make Me an Offer!
as John Wiley1954 Elephant Walk
as Gustave Flambeau1954 Father Brown
as Father Rank1953 The Heart of the Matter
as Richard D'Oyly Carte1953 The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan
as Sheriff of Nottingham1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
as Australian in Hospital1950 The Wooden Horse
as Polish officer1950 The Miniver Story
as Philip Mason1949 Train of Events
as Humffray1949 Eureka Stockade
as Paul Graham1946 A Son is Born
as Peter Linton1944 The Rats of Tobruk
as Narrator1944 Jungle Patrol
as Reynolds Junior1943 These Stars Are Mine
as Arthur Jacobs1939 Mr. Chedworth Steps Out
as Bill Ryan1938 Dad and Dave Come to Town

TV Shows/Series with Peter Finch as Actor(1)

as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Full Name: Peter Finch
Born: Thursday, 09/28 1916 (September) in South Kensington, London (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Friday, 01/14 1977 (January) in Beverly Hills (aged: 60)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: North Sydney Technical High School
Spouses (current/former): Tamara Tchinarova, Yolande Turner
Peter Finch frequently works together with these people:
Michael Hordern (6x, Actor)
Robert Aldrich (5x, Crew)
Earl St. John (5x, Crew)
Nicolas Roeg (4x, Crew)
Joseph Janni (4x, Crew)
Laurence Naismith (4x, Actor)
John Addison (4x, Crew)
W.P. Lipscomb (4x, Crew)
John Le Mesurier (4x, Actor)
Sam Kydd (4x, Actor)
Irene Howard (4x, Crew)
Michael Parkinson (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9713, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/29/2024