Albert Finney, known for playing Daddy Warbucks in Annie, has died 3 years ago

Albert Finney, known for playing Daddy Warbucks in Annie, has died

Actor Albert Finney has passed away, his family has confirmed.

Finney, from Lancashire in the north of England, died after a short illness, aged 82.

"Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.

"The family request privacy at this sad time."

Finney announced in 2011 that he was recovering from kidney cancer.

He started his career as Shakespearean actor before moving to the big screen.

He appeared in films such as Saturday Night and Sunday MorningTom JonesScroogeErin Brockovich, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Skyfall.


He may be best known to younger film fans for his role in the 1982 film adaptation of the musical Annie. He played billionaire businessman and orphan Annie's adoptive father Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks in the movie.

As an actor he earned five Oscar nominations over his 50-plus year career but never won.

Finney also famously turned down a CBE from the Queen in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000.

He was married three times. His marriage to Jane Denham lasted from 1957 to 1961 and wed Anouk Aimeé in 1970. The marriage ended in 1978.

He married his third wife Delmagne in 2006.

He is survived by Delmagne and his son Simon, who he had during his first marriage.