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Film star Frank Finlay dies at age of 89

By pa reporter

Published 01/02/2016

Oscar nomination: Frank Finlay
Oscar nomination: Frank Finlay

Veteran actor Frank Finlay has died aged 89.

He starred in The Three Musketeers in 1973 alongside Oliver Reed and Richard Chamberlain, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Oscars for his portrayal of Iago in Othello.

Finlay starred in TV series Bouquet Of Barbed Wire in 1976, which was seen as one of the most controversial dramas of the era, and he also played Casanova in a TV series in 1971.

Tributes have been paid to Finlay by stars on Twitter. Sir Roger Moore said Finlay was "a great co-star" in 1978's The Wild Geese, while John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools And Horses, wrote: "Such sad news to hear that dear Frank Finlay has died."

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