Strolling Player : The Life and Career of Albert Finney, Hardback Book

Strolling Player : The Life and Career of Albert Finney Hardback


Albert Finney was a Salford-born, homework-hating bookie's son who broke the social barriers of British film.

He did his share of roistering, and yet outlived his contemporaries and dodged typecasting to become a five-time Oscar nominee and one of our most durable international stars.

Bon vivant, perennial rebel, self-effacing character actor, charismatic charmer, mentor to a generation of working-class artists, a byword for professionalism, lover of horseflesh and female flesh - Albert Finney is all these things and more.

Gabriel Hershman's colourful and riveting account of Finney's life and work, drawing on interviews with many of his directors and co-stars, examines how one of Britain's greatest actors built a glittering career without sacrificing his integrity.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 8 Plates, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: arts & entertainment
  • ISBN: 9780750978866



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