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Peter Finch

Peter Finch's biography

Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch is 61 years old stage actor born at South Kensington. He was born on Thursday 28th of September 1916. He is often nicknamed as Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch, Peter Finch, Finchie. According to year of birth 1916 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 28th of September means Peter is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.Peter was married 2 times.

He is white english. He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be stage actor. You can know him also as film actor. Peter is recently known as actor. Peter received Academy Award for Best Actor Network in 1975

Peter Finch's family

Peter Finch's ex spouses

Yolande Turner

Peter Finch and Yolande Turner have been together. She is known as actor. Peter´s ex spouse was born on Thursday 12th of December 1935. His ex spouse died on Thursday 6th of November 2003. Yolande Turner was 87 years old, when this happened.

Tamara Tchinarova

Peter Finch and Tamara Tchinarova have been together since 1943 for 16 years.

Peter Finch's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: North Sydney Technical High School.

Detailed informations about Peter´s schools

He studied high school - North Sydney Intermediate High School, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Peter Finch's career

Peter´s main focus is to be stage actor. Peter is famous thanks to The Nun's Story, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Network.

Is Peter Finch gay ?

He is known to be bisexual.

How did Peter Finch die

He died on on Friday 14th of January 1977 when he was 61 years old at Beverly Hills. Peter Finchs death was caused by heart attack. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Peter Finch's Awards

  • Holds the distinction of being the first person to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category, and is the only person to win a posthumous Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
  • Won a BAFTA for Best British Actor for A Town Like Alice (1956) and a Moscow Film Festival Award for The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960).

Peter Finch's Rankings

  • His performance as "Howard Beale" in Network (1976) is ranked #52 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

Peter Finch's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Sunday, Bloody Sunday in 1971
  • Peter was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor

What Peter Finch has done for a first time

  • Holds the distinction of being the first person to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category, and is the only person to win a posthumous Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
  • His uncredited appearance in First Men in the Moon (1964) came about when he was visiting the set and the actor for the scene didn't turn up.
  • His first film in Britain was Train of Events (1949).

Peter Finch's quotes

  • [When asked why he chose acting as a profession] "If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well be with actors as anyone else. They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better."
  • Good acting should teach people to understand rather than judge.
  • Hollywood must have been terrific once.
  • I do not believe that with a fictional character you can force yourself too far away from yourself. There has to be some of you in it.
  • [on film producer Ross Hunter] He's a very pleasant man. He may sound like Reader's Digest, but he believes every word he says. He's never lost touch with Disneyland.
  • [on how he coped with the challenge of conducting the first erotic film kiss with another male actor in 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'] I did it for England.
  • [on screenplays]: It really is no good getting surgeons in, the script has to be right at the beginning; and it has taken me, I'm ashamed to say, some thirty years to find out that you mustn't listen to anybody at lunch any more.
  • [on not winning the Oscar for Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)] One's disappointment, perhaps - and there must be some - is mixed with enormous relief that you don't have to get up there and say something.
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Peter Finch's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Peter Finch looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 5' 9" (175 cm). Body build is slim. His eyes are tinted hazel. Peter´s hair is shade of brown - light.