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.

Book two or more individual films in our Albert Finney: Son of Salford season and save…

Number of films              Discount off each ticket
2-4                                        £1
5-9                                        £1.50

Previously In this season

Film Review: Wolfen

Ally Davies reviews Salford-born Albert Finney in supernatural horror-thriller, Wolfen 

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Annie

On the surface perhaps one of the oddest entries in Albert Finney's filmography. However, John Huston's adaptation of the Broadway smash Annie remains a firm…

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Under the Volcano

A day in the life of a disillusioned (and alcoholic) British ex-consul, during the celebration of The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Based on…

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Tom Jones

In this adaptation of Henry Fielding’s novel, Jones’s romantic adventures combine bawdy comedy with a range of stylistic flourishes that have helped make it one…

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One Hour Intro: Albert Finney

From Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Skyfall, tracing the key moments that have made Albert Finney one of the most celebrated British actors working today

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Night Must Fall

Night Must Fall is a striking, black and white adaptation of Emlyn Williams’ unsettling play about a young killer who charms a widow and her…

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Murder on the Orient Express

Finney’s Oscar-nominated, playful turn as detective Hercule Poirot is at the centre of Sidney Lumet’s lusciously-realised, star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel. Making the role…

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Wolfen

A retired NYPD cop brought back to solve a series of brutal murders, in Wolfen. Drawing on native American mythology, the film is a striking…

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Erin Brockovich

Most of the plaudits for Steven Soderbergh’s legal drama justifiably went to Julia Roberts for her gutsy performance in the title role of a working…

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Film Review: Erin Brockovich

Jason Wood, Artistic Director Film, HOME reviews Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich 

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Erin Brockovich Introduction

This screening will be introduced by Sarah Perks, Artistic Director of Visual Art here at HOME.

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Post-screening discussion

There will be a post-screening discussion on Sun 3 Jun, led by Andy Willis, our Senior Visiting Curator of Film here at HOME and curator…

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Relaxed Screening: Annie

On the surface perhaps one of the oddest entries in Albert Finney’s filmography. However, John Huston’s adaptation of the Broadway smash Annie remains a firm…

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Albert Finney: From Salford to International Stardom

Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at University of Salford looks back on Albert Finney's astounding career.

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Film Review: Big Fish

HOME's Marketing Officer Katie Roberts reviews Tim Burton's Big Fish 

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Salford native Finney stars as Arthur Seaton, who spends his days in the factory and evenings in the pub with a co-worker’s wife. But soon…

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