Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney has died

Tributes are pouring in for the 'Annie' star

Albert Finney has died, aged 82.

The veteran actor was best known for his roles in films such as Erin Brockovich, Big Fish, Scrooge, Annie, and Murder On The Orient Express.

He was nominated for his first Oscar in 1964, for his leading role as Tom Jones. He then went on to bag nominations for his performances in Murder On The Orient Express, The Dresser, Under the Volcano and most recently, for his supporting role in 2000’s Erin Brockovich.

Finney bagged both a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for his performance as Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm. He also received a British Academy Fellowship in 2001.

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The actor was known for his versatile work

A statement from a family spokesman said: “Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. The family request privacy at this sad time.”

Tributes have already begun pouring in, with many praising his powerful performances.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Albert Finney. The recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship in 2001, Finney will be warmly remembered for his powerful performances in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones, Big Fish and many more,” Bafta tweeted.

British actor Nicholas Pegg called Finney “one of the best” while David Morrissey said Finney was a “powerhouse of an actor.” You can see more tributes below.