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Peter Finch

Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the BAFTA, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes. He was the first of two people to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category; the other was fellow Australian Heath Ledger. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Finch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Sep 27, 1916 In South Kensington, London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Magic Shoes 1935-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood 2001-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The Flight of the Phoenix
Poster of In the Cool of the Day
Poster of Dad and Dave Come to Town
Movie Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2001-01-01
Movie Network Howard Beale 1976-11-01
Movie Raid on Entebbe Yitzhak Rabin 1976-12-26
Movie The Abdication Cardinal Azzolino 1974-10-03
Movie Lost Horizon Richard Conway 1973-03-17
Movie Bequest to the Nation Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson 1973-04-18
Movie England Made Me Erich Krogh 1973-11-18
Movie Something to Hide Harry Field 1972-01-01
Movie Sunday Bloody Sunday Dr. Daniel Hirsh 1971-07-01
Movie The Red Tent Gen. Umberto Nobile 1969-12-23
Movie The Greatest Mother of 'em All Sean Howard 1969-12-31
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Legend of Lylah Clare Lewis Zarken / Louie Flack 1968-08-21
Movie Far from the Madding Crowd William Boldwood 1967-01-01
Movie Judith Aaron Stein 1966-01-20
Movie 10:30 P.M. Summer Paul 1966-10-24
Movie The Flight of the Phoenix Capt. Harris 1965-12-15
Movie Girl with Green Eyes Eugene Gaillard 1964-05-14
Movie First Men in the Moon Bailiff's Man 1964-07-01
Movie The Pumpkin Eater Jake Armitage 1964-07-14
Movie In the Cool of the Day Murray Logan 1963-05-29
Movie I Thank a Fool Stephen Dane 1962-09-14
Movie No Love for Johnnie Johnnie Byrne 1961-02-14
Movie The Sins of Rachel Cade Colonel Henry Derode 1961-04-02
Movie Kidnapped Alan Breck Stewart 1960-01-01
Movie The Trials of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde 1960-05-01
Movie Operation Amsterdam Jan Smit 1959-01-01
Movie The Nun's Story Dr. Fortunati 1959-06-18
Movie The Shiralee Macauley 1957-07-11
Movie Robbery Under Arms Captain Starlight 1957-01-10
Movie Windom's Way Alec Windom 1957-12-07
Movie A Town Like Alice Joe Harman 1956-03-01
Movie The Battle of the River Plate Captain Langsdorff, "Admiral Graf Spee" 1956-10-30
Movie Passage Home Kapitän John Ryland "Lucky" 1955-03-17
Movie The Dark Avenger Comte De Ville 1955-09-11
Movie Josephine and Men David Hewer 1955-11-09
Movie Simon and Laura Simon Foster 1955-11-02
Movie Elephant Walk John Wiley 1954-04-21
Movie Make Me an Offer! Charlie 1954-12-08
Movie Father Brown Gustave Flambeau 1954-06-08
Movie The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan Richard D'Oyly Carte 1953-02-14
Movie The Heart of the Matter Father Rank 1953-11-03
Movie The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Sheriff of Nottingham 1952-05-26
Movie The Wooden Horse Australian in Hospital 1950-10-16
Movie The Miniver Story Polish officer 1950-10-26
Movie Eureka Stockade Humffray 1949-01-01
Movie Train of Events Philip Mason 1949-01-18
Movie Indonesia Calling 1946-08-09
Movie A Son is Born Paul Graham 1946-09-20
Movie The Rats of Tobruk Peter Linton 1944-06-30
Movie Jungle Patrol Narrator 1944-12-31
Movie These Stars Are Mine Reynolds Junior 1943-01-26
Movie The Power and the Glory Unknown 1941-04-03
Movie Mr. Chedworth Steps Out Arthur Jacobs 1939-04-01
Movie Dad and Dave Come to Town Bill Ryan 1938-09-29
Movie The Magic Shoes Prince Charming 1935-01-01