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R.I.P. Albert Finney.

Sad news that actor Albert Finney died last week, aged 82.

Of all the films Albert Finney appeared in that have been mentioned since his passing a number have been mentioned more than others. The quote in the title is of course from one of his most famous roles, the one that brought his initial fame, “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning”.

I like the others.

His turn as Eddie Ginley in the 1971, Stephen Frears directed “Gumshoe” for one. It’s one of my favourite films of all time and Finney was excellent in the role. It’s hardly shown on TV, well up until Talking Pictures got hold of it, it should now be easier to see.

The other one you rarely see these days is “Wolfen” , which came a decade later and probably couldn’t be more different from “Gumshoe”.

Of course he was excellent as the dandy Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, getting his little grey cells working in the star studded “Murder on the Orient Express”.

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