Person Details

Birthday: 1878-01-20 03:16:08

Death: 1968-05-09 03:16:08

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Movie Involvements: 69

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Ben-Hur
Average
8

Ben-Hur

(1959) Balthasar
Quo Vadis
Average
7

Quo Vadis

(1951) Peter
Cleopatra
Average
7

Cleopatra

(1963) Titus
Solomon and Sheba
Average
6

Solomon and Sheba

(1959) David
Ivanhoe
Average
7

Ivanhoe

(1952) Cedric
The Fall of the Roman Empire
Average
7
The Prisoner
Average
8

The Prisoner

(1967) General
Great Expectations
Average
7

Great Expectations

(1946) Abel Magwitch

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1967 N/A
General
1966 Dodo
Mr. Lundie
1965 N/A
The doll maker
Emcee
N/A
1964 N/A
Senator
1963 Grandpa Stirling
Gash
Duxbury
Old Enderby
Titus
Feathers
1962 Lochaye
Don Pasquale
De Kool
Judge
1961 Jacob
N/A
The Pope
Mr. Pritchard
Father Superior
1960 Captain Sellers
Bishop
Cluny MacPherson
1959 David
Balthasar
1958 Narrator (uncredited)
Count Grinov
Supt. Charles Matheson
N/A
N/A
1957 Mr. Patient
Old Man
Archbishop of Rheims
The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
Mr. Wheaton
1956 The Mullah
Whist Partner
N/A
1955 Inspector Peters
King Paul
Callahan
1954 Abe Sparta
Mr. Darius
Hamish MacPherson
Old 'Mick-Mack'
1953 MacDougal
N/A
1952 Cedric
Professor Albert Kafer
Michael McGuire
Col. Randolph
1951 Peter
Shunderson
1950 John Brown
Mr. McLeod
Alfgar
Sir Thomas McTavish
Capt. Billy Bones
1949 Uncle Jim
1948 Marquis of Tullibardine
Alastair McBain
Sir Joshua Varley
Dr. Krylie
Dr. Hammond
1947 Hector Macrae
1946 Abel Magwitch
Cobb
Sir Duncan Wills
W.H. Maxwell
N/A
1945 Ruairidh Mhór
Bugs Mulligan
1943 McWain
Merchant Captain
Clement J. Earle
Captain Andrew Fletcher
District Officer McFarlane
1942 Capt. Joshua Stuart
Capt. Alstad
1941 The Factor
1940 Tourist on Desert Bus
1938 Rubin
1937 Creditor
James Gray
Uncle Mart
Al Parsons
Angus MacKintosh
Al, Arthur's Manager
1936 Milton Lee
1935 Captain
Hartley Bassett
1934 Grove
Mo
Highams
Dave
Baron Seegman
Henry Kemp
1933 Monte Mortimer
1932 Sam, Publicist
Brooks
1931 Rennett
Year Character Movie/Tv

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