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Albert Finney: Son of Salford

One of British cinema, television and theatre’s biggest names, Albert Finney grew up in Salford before hitting the cinematic firmament in the early 1960s with his star-making performances in Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (1960) and Tom Jones (1963). Consistently refusing easy options that cashed in on his stardom, by the end of the 1960s Finney had established himself as one of the world’s most versatile actors, taking very different roles in Night Must Fall (1964) and Two for the Road (1967), directing himself in Charlie Bubbles (1968) and even taking the lead in the musical Scrooge (1970).

Finney’s journey from Salford to international stardom has seen him appear in a variety of roles, winning numerous awards along the way for, amongst others, Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Shoot the Moon (1982), The Dresser (1983), Under the Volcano (1984) and Erin Brockovich (2000).

This season offers the opportunity to revisit and celebrate some of Albert Finney’s most iconic roles as well as some of his lesser known turns from across what is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most distinguished careers.