Albert Finney, star of 'Tom Jones,' Daddy Warbucks in 'Annie,' dies at 82

LONDON -- Albert Finney, the British actor who starred in "Tom Jones," has died at age 82, his family said.

The actor's family said he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."

Finney was nominated five times for an Oscar but never won. He gained fame back in the early 1960s.

He also had roles in "Murder on the Orient Express," ''The Dresser," ''Under the Volcano" and starred with Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich" in 2000. His other memorable roles include playing Scrooge in 1970's "Ebenezer Scrooge" and Daddy Warbucks in 1982's "Annie."

In later years, he brought authority to action movies, including the James Bond thriller "Skyfall" and two of the Bourne films.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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