Jon Finch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jon Finch (1941-2012) was an English actor noted for many Shakespearean roles. Perhaps his most notable role was Macbeth in Roman Polanski's film adaptation of Macbeth (1971). Finch was born in Caterham, Surrey. He appeared in films such as the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Frenzy (1972), portraying a man wrongly accused of murder, Death on the Nile (1978), and in one of his last roles, a small part as the Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem (Heraclius, though unnamed in the film) in the Ridley Scott film Kingdom of Heaven (2005). Decades earlier, Finch was cast as Kane in Ridley Scott's Alien, but had to drop out because of his diabetes. The role was eventually played by John Hurt. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Finch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Frenzy (1972)

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After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Alec McCowen  •  Barry Foster  •  Billie Whitelaw

After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Alec McCowen  •  Barry Foster  •  Billie Whitelaw

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas

Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

Macbeth (1971)

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Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Terence Bayler

Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Terence Bayler

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man represents a break with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Peter Finch  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Murray Head  •  Peggy Ashcroft

Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man represents a break with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Peter Finch  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Murray Head  •  Peggy Ashcroft

The Final Programme (1973)

After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being, is contained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fuest
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Jenny Runacre  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Harry Andrews

After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being, is contained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fuest
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Jenny Runacre  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Harry Andrews

Breaking Glass (1980)

Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's band are squeezed out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Hazel O'Connor  •  Phil Daniels  •  Jon Finch  •  Jonathan Pryce

Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's band are squeezed out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Hazel O'Connor  •  Phil Daniels  •  Jon Finch  •  Jonathan Pryce

The Vampire Lovers (1970)

In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Ingrid Pitt  •  Peter Cushing  •  George Cole  •  Kate O'Mara

In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Ingrid Pitt  •  Peter Cushing  •  George Cole  •  Kate O'Mara

White Men Are Cracking Up (1996)

Maisie Blue is an enigmatic black widow figure under investigation by detective Margrave for her involvement in the suicides of successful white men. Through the blurred lines of perception and reality, the myth of the black feminine mystique is explored under the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ngozi Onwurah
CAST:  Theo Omambala  •  Jon Finch  •  Tom Geoghegan  •  Daniel Thorndike

Maisie Blue is an enigmatic black widow figure under investigation by detective Margrave for her involvement in the suicides of successful white men. Through the blurred lines of perception and reality, the myth of the black feminine mystique is explored under the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ngozi Onwurah
CAST:  Theo Omambala  •  Jon Finch  •  Tom Geoghegan  •  Daniel Thorndike

Richard II (1978)

Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Derek Jacobi  •  Jon Finch  •  John Gielgud  •  Charles Gray

Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Derek Jacobi  •  Jon Finch  •  John Gielgud  •  Charles Gray

Giro City (1982)

Welsh investigative journalists set out to cover the Troubles in Northern Ireland only to unearth censorship and corruption back home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Francis
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Jon Finch  •  Kenneth Colley  •  James Donnelly

Welsh investigative journalists set out to cover the Troubles in Northern Ireland only to unearth censorship and corruption back home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Francis
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Jon Finch  •  Kenneth Colley  •  James Donnelly

Une femme fidèle (1976)

A virtuous young woman becomes the target of the schemes of an amoral womanizer who is in the habit of wooing women and killing their lovers and husbands in duels. When she finally succumbs to him, she discovers his true nature, and her newly awakened joy in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Vadim
CAST:  Sylvia Kristel  •  Jon Finch  •  Nathalie Delon  •  Gisèle Casadesus

A virtuous young woman becomes the target of the schemes of an amoral womanizer who is in the habit of wooing women and killing their lovers and husbands in duels. When she finally succumbs to him, she discovers his true nature, and her newly awakened joy in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Vadim
CAST:  Sylvia Kristel  •  Jon Finch  •  Nathalie Delon  •  Gisèle Casadesus

Darklands (1996)

A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Richards
CAST:  Craig Fairbrass  •  Jon Finch  •  Rowena King  •  Roger Nott

A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Richards
CAST:  Craig Fairbrass  •  Jon Finch  •  Rowena King  •  Roger Nott

Doctor Faustus (1982)

A musician beds down a prostitute he knows is diseased in order to gain inspiration, an act he later believes to have been a tacit pact with Satan  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franz Seitz Junior
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  André Heller  •  Hanns Zischler  •  Margot Hielscher

A musician beds down a prostitute he knows is diseased in order to gain inspiration, an act he later believes to have been a tacit pact with Satan  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franz Seitz Junior
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  André Heller  •  Hanns Zischler  •  Margot Hielscher

Death on the Nile (1978)

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As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Mia Farrow  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Lois Chiles

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Mia Farrow  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Lois Chiles

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DIRECTION:  José María Forqué
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Manuel de Blas  •  Xan das Bolas  •  Verónica Forqué

Gary Cooper, Who Art in Heaven (1980)

A woman nearing her forties, Andrea Soriana, has always pushed aside personal questions and romantic relationships in pursuit of professional success. Now a major illness forces her to reconsider her life--work, family, friendships, men-- causing a psychological ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pilar Miró
CAST:  Mercedes Sampietro  •  Jon Finch  •  Carmen Maura  •  Víctor Valverde

A woman nearing her forties, Andrea Soriana, has always pushed aside personal questions and romantic relationships in pursuit of professional success. Now a major illness forces her to reconsider her life--work, family, friendships, men-- causing a psychological ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pilar Miró
CAST:  Mercedes Sampietro  •  Jon Finch  •  Carmen Maura  •  Víctor Valverde

Polanski Meets Macbeth (1972)

A 1971 documentary by Frank Simon featuring rare footage of the film’s cast and crew at work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Simon
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Roman Polanski

A 1971 documentary by Frank Simon featuring rare footage of the film’s cast and crew at work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Simon
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Roman Polanski

Toil And Trouble: Making Macbeth (2014)

A new documentary on the Criterion Collection edition of Roman Polanski's 1971 adaptation of Macbeth featuring interviews with the director, producer Andrew Braunsberg, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and actors Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Roman Polanski  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Hugh Hefner

A new documentary on the Criterion Collection edition of Roman Polanski's 1971 adaptation of Macbeth featuring interviews with the director, producer Andrew Braunsberg, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and actors Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Roman Polanski  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Hugh Hefner

Pop Pirates (1984)

A story of adventure in the pop music world. A schoolboy pop group who call themselves The Pirates find themselves involved with a different sort of piracy when they discover a secret video tape-copying factory  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Grossman
CAST:  George Sweeney  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Joe Melia  •  Freda Knorr

A story of adventure in the pop music world. A schoolboy pop group who call themselves The Pirates find themselves involved with a different sort of piracy when they discover a secret video tape-copying factory  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Grossman
CAST:  George Sweeney  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Joe Melia  •  Freda Knorr
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