From ‘Tom Jones’ to ‘Skyfall’: star Albert Finney dies at 82
LONDON (AP) — Albert Finney, one of the most respected and versatile actors of his generation and the star of films as diverse as "Tom Jones" and "Skyfall," has died. He was 82.
From his early days as a strikingly handsome and magnetic screen presence to his closing acts as a brilliant character actor, Finney was a British treasure known for charismatic work on both stage and screen.
Gary Oldman's mother was his "first champion" and encouraged his acting ambitions.
The 59-year-old actor won the Best Actor Academy Award on Sunday night (03.04.18) for his portrayal of World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 'The Darkest Hour' and made sure he name-checked his mom Kathleen in his acceptance speech.
Oldman was raised, along with his two sisters, by mom Kathleen after her husband walked out when Gary was just seven years old and she will always be his hero.
Movie review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ remake lacks humor, ingenuity
A new film version of “Murder on the Orient Express” is less “whodunit” than “whydunit.”
In a world of movie remakes, little investigation is needed in this case: There is a film based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery that is pretty much perfect, so there was no need to return to this material if it was to be done so poorly.