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.
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In this season
Film Review: Wolfen
Ally Davies reviews Salford-born Albert Finney in supernatural horror-thriller, Wolfen
Film Review: Big Fish
HOME's Marketing Officer Katie Roberts reviews Tim Burton's Big Fish
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.
Film Review: Erin Brockovich
Jason Wood, Artistic Director Film, HOME reviews Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich
Previously in this season
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…
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…
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…
Erin Brockovich Introduction
This screening will be introduced by Sarah Perks, Artistic Director of Visual Art here at HOME.
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…
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…
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…
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
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…