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Peter Finch

(1916-1977), Film actor

Peter Finch (Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch)

Sitter in 4 portraits
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 where he became an immediate success in his first acting role opposite Edith Evans in Daphne Laureola. 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, by Allen Newton - NPG x198294

Peter Finch

by Allen Newton
bromide press print, 1950s
NPG x198294

Peter Finch, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127237

Peter Finch

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1955
NPG x127237

Peter Finch, by Roy Gough - NPG x34026

Peter Finch

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

Peter Finch, by Michael Ward - NPG x46673

Peter Finch

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

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