Tuesday 9 May 2017

Britain is still a country for and says "Happy Birthday and Thank You" to an old actor called Albert Finney

Albert, whose performances on stage and screen have provided us with entertainment over the last 60 years, is 81 years old today. When he was 27, back in 1963, he took the title role in the Tony Richardson film, 'Tom Jones,' based on the novel by Henry Fielding, written in 1749. The film contained the wonderfully lascivious banquet scene played between Albert and the late Diane Cilento and 54 years later it has lost none of its power.

"Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine. We are all as God made us and many of us much worse."

From John Osborne's screenplay.

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