Albert Finney

Dead at 82

2/8/2019 6:14 AM PST

Five-time Oscar nominee Albert Finney has died.

A family spokesman said the actor died after a short, undisclosed illness. Finney had kidney cancer back in 2011, but it’s unclear if it was related to his death.

Finney was at the forefront of a British invasion of sorts … a wave of British actors who hit the big screen in the ’60s in the U.S.

The actor received Oscar noms for “Erin Brockovich,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Tom Jones,” “The Dresser” and “Under the Volcano.” He didn’t win, but 5 nominations are pretty impressive. He did win a Golden Globe and Emmy for the 2002 miniseries, “The Gathering Storm.”

Finney started his career onstage doing “Shakespeare,” and his first movie — “The Entertainer” — hit big in 1960.  

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