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Peter Finch (Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch) (1916-1977), Film actor

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Born William Mitchell in London, Finch was brought up in Australia and made his film debut in 1938. In 1949 Finch travelled back to London as a protégé of Laurence Olivier. By the mid 1950s Finch emerged as one of Britain's leading stars and won Best Actor Academy Awards for his performances in A Town Like Alice (1956), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), No Love for Johnnie (1961) and Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971). Finch died shortly after the completion of his last film Network (1976), for which he was awarded a posthumous Best Actor Academy Award.

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Peter Finch (Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch)

by Michael Ward
selenium-toned bromide print, 16 November 1960
NPG x46673

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Peter Finch (Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch)

by Roy Gough
semi-matte colour print made from original transparency, 1957
NPG x34026

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