Finlay Currie

Place of birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK:
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.


Alice in Wonderland (1966)
as Dodo
Brigadoon (1966)
as Mr. Lundie
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
as The doll maker
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)
as Emcee
Who Was Maddox (1964)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
as Senator
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
as Grandpa Stirling
West 11 (1963)
as Gash
Billy Liar (1963)
as Duxbury
Cleopatra (1963)
as Titus
The Cracksman (1963)
as Feathers
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
as Old Enderby
The Amorous Prawn (1962)
as Lochaye
The Inspector (1962)
as De Kool
Go to Blazes (1962)
as Judge
Giuseppe venduto dai fratelli (1961)
as Jacob
Clue of the Silver Key (1961)
Francis of Assisi (1961)
as The Pope
Hand in Hand (1961)
as Mr. Pritchard
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
as Capt. Sellers
The Angel Wore Red (1960)
as Bishop
Kidnapped (1960)
as Cluny MacPherson
Ben-Hur (1959)
as Balthasar
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
as David
La tempesta (1958)
as Count Grinov
Corridors of Blood (1958)
as Supt. Charles Matheson
6.5 Special (1958)
The Naked Earth (1958)
Dangerous Exile (1957)
as Mr. Patient
Campbell's Kingdom (1957)
as Old Man
Saint Joan (1957)
as Archbishop of Rheims
The Little Hut (1957)
as The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
Abandon Ship (1957)
as Mr. Wheaton
Zarak (1956)
as The Mullah
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
as Whist Partner
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
as Inspector Peters
King's Rhapsody (1955)
as King Paul
Captain Lightfoot (1955)
as Callahan
Make Me an Offer! (1954)
as Abe Sparta
Third Party Risk (1954)
as Mr. Darius
Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1954)
as Hamish MacPherson
The End of the Road (1954)
as Old 'Mick-Mack'
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
as MacDougal
Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
as Professor Albert Kafer
Kangaroo (1952)
as Michael McGuire
Ivanhoe (1952)
as Cedric
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
as Col. Randolph
Quo Vadis (1951)
as Peter
People Will Talk (1951)
as Shunderson
The Mudlark (1950)
as John Brown
Trio (1950)
as Mr. McLeod
The Black Rose (1950)
as Alfgar
My Daughter Joy (1950)
as Sir Thomas McTavish
Treasure Island (1950)
as Capt. Billy Bones
The History of Mr. Polly (1949)
as Uncle Jim
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
as Marquis of Tullibardine
Sleeping Car To Trieste (1948)
as Alastair McBain
Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (1948)
as Sir Joshua Varley
So Evil My Love (1948)
as Dr. Krylie
My Brother Jonathan (1948)
as Dr. Hammond
The Brothers (1947)
as Hector Macrae
Great Expectations (1946)
as Abel Magwitch
School for Secrets (1946)
as Sir Duncan Wills
The Trojan Brothers (1946)
as W.H. Maxwell
In the Zone (1946)
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
as Ruairidh Mhór
Warn That Man (1943)
as Captain Andrew Fletcher
The Shipbuilders (1943)
as McWain
They Met in the Dark (1943)
as Merchant Captain
The Bells Go Down (1943)
as District Officer McFarlane
Thunder Rock (1942)
as Capt. Joshua Stuart
The Day Will Dawn (1942)
as Capt. Alstad
49th Parallel (1941)
as The Factor
Crook's Tour (1940)
as Tourist on Desert Bus
The Claydon Treasure Mystery (1938)
as Rubin
Paradise for Two (1937)
as Creditor
The Edge of the World (1937)
as James Gray
Wanted! (1937)
as Uncle Mart
Glamorous Night (1937)
as Angus MacKintosh
Command Performance (1937)
as Al, Arthur's Manager
Heat Wave (1935)
as Captain
The Big Splash (1935)
as Hartley Bassett
Little Friend (1934)
as Grove
Gay Love (1934)
as Highams
Orders Is Orders (1934)
as Dave
Princess Charming (1934)
as Baron Seegman
Mister Cinders (1934)
as Henry Kemp
The Good Companions (1933)
as Monte Mortimer
Rome Express (1932)
as Sam, Publicist
The Frightened Lady (1932)
as Brooks
The Old Man (1931)
as Rennett © 2020

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