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Peter Finch

1916 - 1977

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Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor of theatre, film and radio.Born in London, he emigrated to Australia as a teenager and was raised in Sydney, where he worked in vaudeville and radio before becoming a star of Australian films. Joining the Old Vic Company after World War II, he achieved widespread critical success in Britain for both stage and screen performances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Finch has received more than 2,500,664 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 53 in 2019). Peter Finch is the 680th most popular actor (down from 432nd in 2019), the 841st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 603rd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular British Actor.

Peter Finch is most famous for playing the role of Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network.

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  • 60.55

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  • 52

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  • 3.92

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  • 4.87

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Among actors, Peter Finch ranks 680 out of 9,996Before him are Jacques Perrin, Benicio del Toro, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams, Dwight Schultz, and Alyson Hannigan. After him are Lisa Kudrow, John Forsythe, Erland Josephson, Horst Tappert, Pedro Armendáriz, and Fanny Ardant.

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Among people born in 1916, Peter Finch ranks 50Before him are P. W. Botha, Dino Risi, Maria Altmann, Michael Gough, Jacque Fresco, and Ephraim Katzir. After him are Saburō Sakai, Alberto Ginastera, Consuelo Velázquez, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Glenn Ford, and Richard Fleischer. Among people deceased in 1977, Peter Finch ranks 37Before him are Henri-Georges Clouzot, James Jones, Naum Gabo, Gudrun Ensslin, Sergey Ilyushin, and Archibald Hill. After him are Olave Baden-Powell, Stefania Turkewich, Steve Biko, Stephen Boyd, Abdel Halim Hafez, and John Dickson Carr.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Finch ranks 841 out of 7,765Before him are Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), John Hanning Speke (1827), William Webb Ellis (1806), Colin Maclaurin (1698), and Owen Tudor (1400). After him are Robert Graves (1895), Richard Hamilton (1922), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), John Cale (1942), and John Cockcroft (1897).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Finch ranks 102Before him are Charles Laughton (1899), Imelda Staunton (1956), John Gielgud (1904), Wentworth Miller (1972), David McCallum (1933), and Rex Harrison (1908). After him are Bernard Hill (1944), Bernard Lee (1908), Graham Chapman (1941), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Terry Jones (1942), and Peter Cushing (1913).

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