Albert Finney, Daddy Warbucks in 'Annie', has died at age 82

Albert Finney

The adaptation of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano, in which Finney played alcoholic ex-diplomat Geoffrey Firmin, brought him his fourth and final best actor Oscar nomination - though he would go on to earn a best supporting actor nomination in 2001 for the Steven Soderbergh-directed Erin Brockovich.

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His big movie break came with his portrayal of "angry young man" Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Albert was born in Salford in 1936 and his acting career began when he secured a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he established himself as a theatre actor.

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Finney's family said in a statement that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side".

BAFTA said it was "deeply saddened" to hear of his passing.

Finney tackled Charles Dickens in "Scrooge" in 1970, then played Agatha Christie's super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in "Murder on the Orient Express" - earning his second Best Actor nomination- and even played a werewolf hunter in the cult film "Wolfen" in 1981.

A life-long fan of Manchester United, he declined a CBE in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000. His marriage to Jane Denham lasted from 1957 to 1961 and Wednesday Anouk Aimeé in 1970. Roberts, 51, played the titular legal assistant and Finney her lawyer Ed Masry, who was instrumental in the lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Finney co-starred in Ridley Scott's 1977 directorial debut The Duelists, and worked with the director again three decades later on 2006's A Good Year. Finney also used his popularity at the time to spark a directing career with a film called Charlie Bubbles in 1968.

Finney is survived by wife Pene Delmage and his son from his first marriage to actress Jane Wenham, Simon.