Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

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Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has died

• Albert Finney – a life in pictures

Albert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had been suffering from kidney cancer. Having shot to fame as the star of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Finney received five Oscar nominations, but never won, and refused a knighthood.

Related: Albert Finney: a career in clips from Tom Jones to Miller's Crossing

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