Cover star of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Demo Mix, 2017).
A proposed image of Finney was going to be used on The Boy With The Thorn In His Side reissued 7" (chosen by Morrissey) - ultimately, a different image was used.
The image would be used as a backdrop in 2018.
Coincidentally attended Salford Lads' Club as a child.
Morrissey stated upon Albert's death:
"… he dies, a part of me dies … his refusal to accept a Knighthood - that moronic delusion of inclusion - elevates him further in the Arts and humanities. Albert was Manchester. Please watch Charlie Bubbles. … … there must be something I can dream tonight … "
MORRISSEY 8 February 2019
Image with Tom Courtenay used for promoting the 2023 tour posted on Morrissey Central.
- Tom Courtenay
- My Top Ten - BBC Radio One (1984)
- The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single)
- Morrissey: You Saved My Life - Vegan Logic (July 14, 2012)
- Smiths 45 - release information (November 29, 2016)
English actor, born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England. Died 7th Feb 2019. He was married to Jane Wenham from 1957 to 1961 and to Anouk Aimée from 1970 to 1978 (both divorced).
Performed the character Oliver Warbucks in the 1982 movie version of "Annie".
Albert Finney (9 May 1936 – 7 February 2019) was an English actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in the theatre before attaining prominence on screen in the early 1960s, debuting with The Entertainer (1960), directed by Tony Richardson, who had previously directed him in the theatre. He maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Tom Jones (1963), Two for the Road (1967), Scrooge (1970), Annie (1982), The Dresser (1983), Miller's Crossing (1990), A Man of No Importance (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000), Big Fish (2003), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), and the James Bond film Skyfall (2012). A recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, Silver Bear and Volpi Cup awards, Finney was nominated for an Academy Award five times, as Best Actor four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984), and as Best Supporting Actor for Erin Brockovich (2000). He received several awards for his performance as Winston Churchill in the 2002 BBC–HBO television biographical film The Gathering Storm.
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