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Finlay Currie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Finlay Jefferson Currie (20 January 1878 – 9 May 1968) was a Scottish actor of stage, screen and television. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Currie's acting career began on the stage. He and his wife Maude Courtney (1884–1959) did a song and dance act in the US in the 1890s. He made his first film (The Old Man) in 1931. He appeared as a priest in the 1943 Ealing World War II movie Undercover. His most famous film role was as the convict Abel Magwitch in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946), based on the novel, 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. He later began to appear in Hollywood film epics, including the 1951 Quo Vadis (as Saint Peter), the multi-Oscar winning 1959 Ben-Hur, as Balthazar, one of the Three Wise Men, and The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) as an aged, wise senator; He appeared in People Will Talk with Cary Grant; and he also portrayed Robert Taylor's embittered father in MGM's Technicolor 1952 version of Ivanhoe. In 1962, he starred in an episode of The DuPont Show of the Week (NBC) entitled The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon, an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, Shannon's Way. Currie's last role was as Mr. Lundie, the minister, in the 1966 television adaptation of the musical Brigadoon. In one of his very last performances, Currie plays a dying mafioso boss in the two part "Vendetta For The Saint" (1968) starring Roger Moore. Later in life he became a much respected antiques dealer, specialising in coins and precious metals. He had been a long time collector of the works of Robert Burns.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Finlay Currie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 20, 1878 In Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Old Man 1931-12-31
Latest Project:
Movie Alice in Wonderland 1966-12-26
Known For
Poster of Captain Lightfoot
Poster of Kangaroo
Poster of Princess Charming
Poster of Rome Express
Movie Brigadoon Mr. Lundie 1966-10-15
Movie Alice in Wonderland Dodo 1966-12-26
Series Gideon's Way Unknown 1965-03-18
Movie The Battle of the Villa Fiorita Emcee 1965-05-26
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Senator 1964-03-24
Movie Who Was Maddox 1964-06-01
Movie The Cracksman Feathers 1963-01-01
Movie Billy Liar Duxbury 1963-08-15
Movie The Three Lives of Thomasina Grandpa Stirling 1963-12-11
Movie West 11 Gash 1963-10-08
Movie The Inspector De Kool 1962-05-24
Movie Go to Blazes Judge 1962-04-18
Movie The Amorous Prawn Lochaye 1962-11-26
Movie Hand in Hand Mr. Pritchard 1961-02-06
Movie Francis of Assisi The Pope 1961-07-12
Movie Clue of the Silver Key 1961-08-01
Movie Joseph and His Brethren Jacob 1961-08-23
Movie The Angel Wore Red Bishop 1960-04-14
Movie Kidnapped Cluny MacPherson 1960-01-01
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Capt. Sellers 1960-07-21
Movie Solomon and Sheba David 1959-12-25
Movie Ben-Hur Balthasar 1959-12-26
Movie 6.5 Special 1958-03-01
Movie Corridors of Blood Supt. Charles Matheson 1958-12-01
Movie Tempest Count Grinov 1958-12-01
Movie The Little Hut The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett 1957-05-03
Movie Saint Joan Archbishop of Rheims 1957-05-08
Movie Abandon Ship Mr. Wheaton 1957-03-12
Movie Campbell's Kingdom Old Man 1957-09-03
Movie Dangerous Exile Mr. Patient 1957-12-12
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Unknown 1956-02-20
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Whist Partner 1956-10-17
Movie Zarak The Mullah 1956-12-01
Movie Captain Lightfoot Callahan 1955-03-26
Movie King's Rhapsody King Paul 1955-06-07
Movie Footsteps in the Fog Inspector Peters 1955-09-14
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Movie Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue Hamish MacPherson 1954-02-27
Movie Make Me an Offer! Abe Sparta 1954-12-08
Movie Third Party Risk Mr. Darius 1954-10-08
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Treasure of the Golden Condor MacDougal 1953-02-04
Movie Ivanhoe Cedric 1952-01-01
Movie Stars and Stripes Forever Col. Randolph 1952-01-01
Movie Walk East on Beacon! Professor Albert Kafer 1952-06-01
Movie Kangaroo Michael McGuire 1952-05-16
Movie People Will Talk Shunderson 1951-08-29
Movie Quo Vadis Peter 1951-11-08
Movie The Black Rose Alfgar 1950-09-01
Movie My Daughter Joy Sir Thomas McTavish 1950-08-21
Movie The Mudlark John Brown 1950-11-28
Movie Trio Mr. McLeod 1950-10-10
Movie The History of Mr. Polly Uncle Jim 1949-02-08
Movie So Evil My Love Dr. Krylie 1948-08-02
Movie My Brother Jonathan Dr. Hammond 1948-02-05
Movie Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill Sir Joshua Varley 1948-08-26
Movie Bonnie Prince Charlie Marquis of Tullibardine 1948-10-25
Movie Sleeping Car To Trieste Alastair McBain 1948-10-06
Movie The Brothers Hector Macrae 1947-05-07
Movie In the Zone 1946-01-02
Movie School for Secrets Sir Duncan Wills 1946-12-23
Movie Great Expectations Abel Magwitch 1946-12-26
Movie I Know Where I'm Going! Ruairidh Mhór 1945-11-16
Movie Warn That Man Captain Andrew Fletcher 1943-12-20
Movie The Bells Go Down District Officer McFarlane 1943-05-16
Movie They Met in the Dark Merchant Captain 1943-08-11
Movie The Day Will Dawn Capt. Alstad 1942-06-08
Movie Thunder Rock Capt. Joshua Stuart 1942-12-04
Movie Crook's Tour Tourist on Desert Bus 1940-09-03
Movie The Claydon Treasure Mystery Rubin 1938-09-04
Movie Glamorous Night Angus MacKintosh 1937-04-28
Movie Command Performance Al, Arthur's Manager 1937-01-01
Movie The Edge of the World James Gray 1937-09-10
Movie Paradise for Two Creditor 1937-12-22
Movie The Big Splash Hartley Bassett 1935-01-01
Movie Heat Wave Captain 1935-05-30
Movie Princess Charming Baron Seegman 1934-04-24
Movie Mister Cinders Henry Kemp 1934-01-01
Movie Gay Love Highams 1934-09-01
Movie Little Friend Grove 1934-11-18
Movie The Good Companions Monte Mortimer 1933-01-01
Movie The Frightened Lady Brooks 1932-03-01
Movie Rome Express Sam, Publicist 1932-10-31
Movie The Old Man Rennett 1931-12-31
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