Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney has died aged 82.
The star, was best known for appearing in Erin Brockovich, Murder On The Orient Express and Annie.
Finney was nominated for an Oscar five times – with Julia Roberts sharing her Best Actress Oscar with him in 2000 after she won it for Erin Brockovich, thanking Albert in her acceptance speech.
Finney was born in Salford in 1936 and started his career with a small part in The Entertainer in 1960 – reports Mirror Online.
Director Tony Richardson then offered Finney the lead in kitchen-sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and period romp Tom Jones, which made him a major star.
He most recently starred in the James Bond film Skyfall and the Bourne films.
Finney famously turned down a CBE in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000, slamming the honours system for “perpetuating snobbery”.
He was previously married to Jane Wenham and French actress Anouk Aimee.
He leaves behind his wife Pene Delmage and his only son, Simon.