Jon Finch

Actor
British actor Jon Finch's career has been built upon his roles in adaptations of Shakespearean plays--most notably his title role in Roman Polanski's unconventional interpretation of "Macbeth". Though Finch's ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1941 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (32)

Kingdom of Heaven 2005 (Movie)

Patriarch (Actor)

Black Plague 2001 (Movie)

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Roman Polanski: Reflections of Darkness 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Darklands 1996 (Movie)

David Keller (Actor)

White Men Are Cracking Up 1995 (Movie)

Margrave (Actor)

Lurking Fear 1993 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

La Piu bella del reame 1989 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Streets of Yesterday 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rainbow 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Voice 1988 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Riviera 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Plaza Real 1986 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The Thrill of Genius 1984 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pop Pirates 1983 (Movie)

Coast Guard Officer (Actor)

And Nothing But the Truth 1982 (Movie)

O'Malley (Actor)

Giro City 1981 (Movie)

O'Mally (Actor)

Breaking Glass 1980 (Movie)

Bob Woods (Actor)

Henry IV, Part One 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard II 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Death on the Nile 1978 (Movie)

Mr Ferguson (Actor)

La Sabina 1978 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

El Segundo Poder 1976 (Movie)

Juan de Sacromonte (Actor)

Une Femme Fidele 1975 (Movie)

Charles de Lapalmmes (Actor)

Lady Caroline Lamb 1972 (Movie)

William Lamb (Actor)

The Last Days of Man on Earth 1972 (Movie)

Jerry Cornelius (Actor)

Frenzy 1971 (Movie)

Richard Blaney (Actor)

Macbeth 1971 (Movie)

Macbeth (Actor)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday 1971 (Movie)

Scotsman (Actor)

The Vampire Lovers 1969 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Peter and Paul (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

British actor Jon Finch's career has been built upon his roles in adaptations of Shakespearean plays--most notably his title role in Roman Polanski's unconventional interpretation of "Macbeth". Though Finch's power-hungry performance came out unscathed, some criticized the film for being crude, one-dimensional, and pedestrian. In addition to Shakespearean dramas, Finch also acted in a number of thrillers and mysteries--including costarring in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Frenzy" as a man falsely accused of murder. Another notable role in the genre was in "Death on the Nile", a Hercule Poirot mystery starring Peter Ustinov with a star-studded ensemble; Finch played a communist who was one of many suspects in the movie's centerpiece murder. In 2005, Finch played the Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem in Ridley Scott's epic Crusades movie "Kingdom of Heaven". Finch had tried to collaborate with Scott before--he was originally cast for the memorable role John Hurt played in 1979's "Alien"--but had to drop out due to complications from diabetes.

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