London | Frank Finlay, the British actor known for his Oscar-nominated work as Iago in Othello and 1975′s The Three Musketeers, has died, according to his website. He was 89.
We are very saddened to announce that Frank died on January 30, 2016 at home surrounded by his family, the statement read. He was a fine actor and will be very much missed by his friends and family.
Finlay, who was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Doreen Shepherd, had over 100 credits to his name and last appeared in the UK’s television mini-series Four Seasons in 2009. Notable roles include Casanova in the similarly titled 1971 mini-series and 1976′s Bouquet of Barbed Wire.
The actor was also once a member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company, where he first faced off against the iconic star in the stage production of Othello. RIP my Grandfather Frank Finlay CBE, musician Josh Coombes, his grandson wrote on Twitter. Funny, loving, amazing storyteller, inspiration & one of the best actors this country has ever seen.
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