Strolling Player: The Life and Career of Albert Finney by Gabriel Hershman

By Gabriel Hershman

Albert Finney was once a Salford-born, homework-hating bookie’s son who broke the social boundaries of British movie. He did his percentage of roistering, and but outlived his contemporaries and dodged typecasting to turn into a five-time Oscar nominee and one in all our such a lot sturdy foreign stars. Bon vivant, perennial insurgent, self-effacing personality actor, charismatic charmer, mentor to a iteration of working-class artists, a byword for professionalism, lover of horseflesh and feminine flesh – Albert Finney is a lot of these issues and extra.
Gabriel Hershman’s vibrant and riveting account of Finney’s lifestyles and paintings, drawing on interviews with a lot of his administrators and co-stars, examines how considered one of Britain’s maximum actors equipped a glittering occupation with out sacrificing his integrity.

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