Frank Finlay This is a Jan. 25, 2001 file photo of actor Frank Finlay at the South Bank Awards in London.
LONDON (AP) — British actor Frank Finlay, who was Academy Award-nominated for his work alongside Laurence Olivier in “Othello,” has died aged 89.
Finlay’s family said he died of heart failure Saturday at his home in Weybridge, southern England. In a statement, they called him “a wonderful father, loving grandfather and a damn fine actor.”
Other film roles included Porthos in Richard Lester’s big-budget 1973 take on “The Three Musketeers” — and two sequels — and the main character’s father in Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist.”