Peter Finch

Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor.wikipedia
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Network (1976 film)

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He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes.
The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.

Howard Beale (Network)

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He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes.
He is played by Peter Finch, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role.

Paul Brickhill

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A school friend was RAF pilot and author Paul Brickhill.
A classmate, and friend, was actor Peter Finch.

List of posthumous Academy Award winners and nominees

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He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes.

The Power and the Glory (1941 film)

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Finch appeared in a war propaganda film, The Power and the Glory (1941), playing a fifth columnist.
It features an early screen performance by Peter Finch.

Mercury Theatre (Australia)

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In 1946, Finch co-founded the Mercury Theatre Company, which put on a number of productions in Sydney over the next few years (initially in the diminutive St James' Hall), as well as running a theatre school.
The Mercury Theatre was an Australian theatre company that was co-founded by Peter Finch and existed from 1946 to 1954.

Dad and Dave Come to Town

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He made his feature film debut in Dad and Dave Come to Town (1938), playing a small comic role for director Ken G. Hall.
It was the feature film debut of Peter Finch.

George Sorlie

At age 19 Finch toured Australia with George Sorlie's travelling troupe.
He was an early employer of Peter Finch.

The Magic Shoes

Finch's first screen performance was in the short film The Magic Shoes (1935), an adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale, where Finch played Prince Charming.
It features the first screen performance by Peter Finch and Helen Hughes, daughter of former Prime Minister William Hughes and was the first dramatised movie to be shot at the National Studios, built to make The Flying Doctor (1936).

Mr. Chedworth Steps Out

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His performance was well received and Hall subsequently cast Finch in a larger role in Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1939), supporting Cecil Kellaway.
Kellaway returned to Australia from Hollywood to make the film, which features an early screen appearance by Peter Finch.

Jungle Patrol (1944 film)

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He narrated the widely seen documentaries Jungle Patrol (1944) and Sons of the Anzacs (1945).
Jungle Patrol is a 1944 Australian documentary narrated by Peter Finch, which follows eight Australian soldiers on patrol in New Guinea during World War II.

Red Sky at Morning (1944 film)

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He also appeared in two of the few Australian feature films made during the war, The Rats of Tobruk (1944) and the less distinguished Red Sky at Morning (1944).
It features an early screen performance by Peter Finch, who plays a convict who falls in love with the wife of a sea captain.

Cecil Kellaway

His performance was well received and Hall subsequently cast Finch in a larger role in Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1939), supporting Cecil Kellaway.
Kellaway returned to Australia for a second Cinesound film, Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1939), which featured a young Peter Finch.

Another Threshold

He appeared in a number of propaganda shorts, including Another Threshold (1942), These Stars Are Mine (1943), While There is Still Time (1943) and South West Pacific (1943), the latter for Ken G. Hall.
Another Threshold is a 1942 Australian propaganda short film directed by Ken G. Hall and starring Peter Finch.

Max Afford

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He later starred with Neva Carr Glyn in an enormously popular series by Max Afford as husband-and-wife detectives Jeffery and Elizabeth Blackburn as well as other ABC radio plays.
Many were dramatised for radio, starring Peter Finch and Neva Carr Glyn as the husband-and-wife detective team.

Ron Randell

He was a leading contender to play Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith in Smithy (1946) but lost out to Ron Randell.
In October 1944, Randell made his feature film debut in A Son Is Born, opposite Peter Finch and Muriel Steinbeck.

The Rats of Tobruk (film)

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He also appeared in two of the few Australian feature films made during the war, The Rats of Tobruk (1944) and the less distinguished Red Sky at Morning (1944).

South West Pacific (film)

South West Pacific
He appeared in a number of propaganda shorts, including Another Threshold (1942), These Stars Are Mine (1943), While There is Still Time (1943) and South West Pacific (1943), the latter for Ken G. Hall.

These Stars Are Mine

He appeared in a number of propaganda shorts, including Another Threshold (1942), These Stars Are Mine (1943), While There is Still Time (1943) and South West Pacific (1943), the latter for Ken G. Hall.
These Stars Are Mine is a 1943 Australian short film directed by George Malcolm and starring Peter Finch.

While There is Still Time

He appeared in a number of propaganda shorts, including Another Threshold (1942), These Stars Are Mine (1943), While There is Still Time (1943) and South West Pacific (1943), the latter for Ken G. Hall.

Macquarie Media

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He did radio acting work with Hugh Denison's BSA Players (for Broadcasting Service Association, later to become Macquarie Players).
Contracted actors included James Raglan, Lou Vernon, Peter Finch, Betty Suttor and Harry Dearth.

Argonauts Club

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He was "Chris" in the Children's Session and the first Muddle-Headed Wombat.

Train of Events

He was soon cast in his first British movie, playing a murderous actor in Train of Events (1949).
The first story, "The actor", is about Philip (Peter Finch), an actor on board the train who has a dark secret.

The Battle of the River Plate (film)

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He followed it with The Battle of the River Plate (1956), playing Captain Hans Langsdorff.
The film stars John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, and Peter Finch.

Passage Home

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Finch's first roles for Rank under the new arrangement gave him star parts but were, on the whole, undistinguished: Make Me an Offer (1954), Simon and Laura (also 1954), Josephine and Men (1955), and Passage Home (also 1955).
Captain Lucky Ryland (Peter Finch) is about to retire.