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From an interview with John Hurt: He was surprised to be knighted by the Queen last month. “I did nothing to encourage it,” he says, and after a pause adds mischievously, “Some people do, you know.”

It would be indelicate to discuss names, but we know those who have turned it down. “Albert refused because he says he’s only just got used to being called ‘Mr’. And so did Paul . They’re not agin’ it, but didn’t want it for themselves.

Posted on 18 Aug 2015
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From an interview with Michael Caine: Caine said the best movie he never made was an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play "The Dresser".

"I was great friends with Orson Welles, and there was a storey, an English play called 'The Dresser' about an old ham actor -- like ham Shakespearean actor -- and his homosexual dresser.

"It was done by Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay, very well I might say. But Orson and I wanted to do that, they had already bought the film rights. And I think that is the best picture I never made."

Posted on 26 May 2015
Albert mention

Albert is mentioned in an interview with Robert Powell, who is currently playing Poirot in the play Black Coffee: In Black Coffee, Powell dons the famous moustache of Christie’s Belgian detective, an iconic role played by greats such as Peter Ustinov, David Suchet and one of his own heroes, Albert Finney.

“Just down the road from me, as I grew up, was Albert Finney. He was a little bit older, but if ever I needed someone to look up to, follow and admire, then it would be Albert,” he says.

“My mother and his mother used to share the same hairdresser, and would swap notes about us, which was quite funny.”

Posted on 12 Apr 2014
Albert mention

Albert is mentioned in an interview with Michael Douglas: (Michael) Douglas, however, who was given the all-clear last year after suffering with throat cancer, believes it offers a message of hope that life can begin again, no matter what someone's age is.

"And hope for a career too," he adds. "Two of my favourite actors are Michael Caine and Albert Finney. They're two Brits who have mellowed like a fine wine and they are inspirational to me.

"They're both older than me and I'm looking at how they're still conducting their careers, so I'm hopeful about that."

Posted on 02 Jan 2014
Skyfall screen captures

I've added 200+ screen captures of Albert in Skyfall to the photo gallery:

Posted on 06 Apr 2013
New Skyfall poster

A new character poster for Skyfall of Albert as Kincade has been released! See the image below and click here for a bigger version:

Posted on 03 Feb 2013
Albert mention in an interview about Skyfall

Albert mention in an interview with 'Skyfall' Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson:

Speaking of the fiftieth anniversary, there’s been word around the internet that there was a part to be played by Sean Connery.
BB: That was a rumor. The thing is that – I guess – as part of the excitement of having a franchise like this is that people are always talking about it, and a lot of rumors are circulated that don’t start with us. I don’t know where that came from, but I think Albert Finney – that was the role they were talking about – Finney in that role, he’s such an iconic actor, and he’s got such warmth, he’s just such a delight in that role. We needed to cast someone who the audience would have a sense of familiarity, though he’d never been in a bond film before. We wanted Bond to see him and feel he’s an authentic authoritarian figure from his childhood, but also have the warmth and affection for him that was necessary, I think he’s done a great job, I can’t imagine anyone else in the role.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012
New interview with Albert

There's a great new interview with Albert online at the Manchester Evening News website called "Actor Albert Finney - son of Salford - loves to come home". Read and watch it online here.

Posted on 08 Nov 2012
'Skyfall' box office up to $96 mil overseas

From Variety: Sony-MGM's latest Bondpic "Skyfall" shows no sign of letting up, following its $83 million overseas debut from 25 markets. Through Monday, the film has cumed a hearty $96.6 million overseas.

The U.K. led the charge on Monday, by far, contributing a record-setting $6.8 million gross that day, for a local four-day tally of $39.3 million. "Skyfall" surpassed the previous Monday record in Blighty set by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (at approximately $5.2 million).

France follows for "Skyfall," with $12.8 million in four days, while Russia so far has contributed $9.2 million through Monday.

"Skyfall" scored No. 1 perfs in all of its debut territories last weekend. What's more, the film already is outgrossing the previous Daniel Craig-starring Bond installments.

The two-week early international debut of "Skyfall" was timed to give the film more breathing room internationally before other year-end tentpoles like "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Sony launches the Bond film Nov. 9 Stateside.

Posted on 31 Oct 2012
Skyfall interview
On YouTube there's an interview with Albert about Skyfall:

Posted on 17 Oct 2012

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