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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.

 

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 94

Birthday 1878-01-20

Day of Death 1968-05-09

Place of Birth Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1967 Les Misérables (8 episodes)
1967 The Prisoner (1 episode)
1966 Alice in Wonderland as Dodo
1966 Brigadoon as Mr. Lundie
1965 United! (147 episodes)
1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing as The doll maker
1965 The Battle of the Villa Fiorita as Emcee
1965 Gideon's Way (1 episode)
1964 Who Was Maddox
1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire as Senator
1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina as Grandpa Stirling
1963 West 11 as Gash
1963 Billy Liar as Duxbury
1963 Murder at the Gallop as Old Enderby
1963 The Cracksman as Feathers
1962 The Saint (1 episode) as Don Pasquale
1962 The Inspector as De Kool
1962 Go to Blazes as Judge
1961 Joseph and His Brethren as Jacob
1961 Clue of the Silver Key
1961 Francis of Assisi as The Pope
1961 Hand in Hand as Mr. Pritchard
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Capt. Sellers
1960 The Angel Wore Red as Bishop
1960 Kidnapped as Cluny MacPherson
1959 Ben-Hur as Balthasar
1959 Solomon and Sheba as David
1958 Tempest as Count Grinov
1958 Corridors of Blood as Supt. Charles Matheson
1958 6.5 Special
1958 The Naked Earth
1957 Dangerous Exile as Mr. Patient
1957 Campbell's Kingdom as Old Man
1957 Saint Joan as Archbishop of Rheims
1957 The Little Hut as The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
1957 Abandon Ship as Mr. Wheaton
1956 Zarak as The Mullah
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Whist Partner
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (1 episode)
1955 Footsteps in the Fog as Inspector Peters
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1955 King's Rhapsody as King Paul
1955 Captain Lightfoot as Callahan
1954 Make Me an Offer! as Abe Sparta
1954 Third Party Risk as Mr. Darius
1954 Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue as Hamish MacPherson
1954 The End of the Road as Old 'Mick-Mack'
1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor as MacDougal
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Walk East on Beacon! as Professor Albert Kafer
1952 Kangaroo as Michael McGuire
1952 Ivanhoe as Cedric
1952 Stars and Stripes Forever as Col. Randolph
1951 Quo Vadis as Peter
1951 People Will Talk as Shunderson
1950 The Mudlark as John Brown
1950 Trio as Mr. McLeod
1950 The Black Rose as Alfgar
1950 My Daughter Joy as Sir Thomas McTavish
1950 Treasure Island as Capt. Billy Bones
1949 The History of Mr. Polly as Uncle Jim
1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie as Marquis of Tullibardine
1948 Sleeping Car To Trieste as Alastair McBain
1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill as Sir Joshua Varley
1948 So Evil My Love as Dr. Krylie
1948 My Brother Jonathan as Dr. Hammond
1947 The Brothers as Hector Macrae
1946 Great Expectations as Abel Magwitch
1946 School for Secrets as Sir Duncan Wills
1946 In the Zone
1945 I Know Where I'm Going! as Ruairidh Mhór
1943 Warn That Man as Captain Andrew Fletcher
1943 The Shipbuilders as McWain
1943 The Bells Go Down as District Officer McFarlane
1942 Thunder Rock as Capt. Joshua Stuart
1942 The Day Will Dawn as Capt. Alstad
1941 49th Parallel as The Factor
1940 Crook's Tour as Tourist on Desert Bus
1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery as Rubin
1937 Paradise for Two as Creditor
1937 The Edge of the World as James Gray
1937 Glamorous Night as Angus MacKintosh
1937 Command Performance as Al, Arthur's Manager
1935 Heat Wave as Captain
1935 The Big Splash as Hartley Bassett
1934 Little Friend as Grove
1934 Gay Love as Highams
1934 Orders Is Orders as Dave
1934 Princess Charming as Baron Seegman
1934 Mister Cinders as Henry Kemp
1933 The Good Companions as Monte Mortimer
1932 Rome Express as Sam, Publicist
1932 The Frightened Lady as Brooks
1931 The Old Man as Rennett

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