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Tributes to Albert Finney pour in from Hollywood's finest

Stars including Daniel Craig, Julia Roberts and Ava DuVernay were among those remembering the actor after his death was announced

Actor Albert Finney, pictured in 2001, has died at the age of 82. AP
Actor Albert Finney, pictured in 2001, has died at the age of 82. AP

Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney has been remembered by many of his peers and co-stars on social media, after news of his death broke on Friday.

The Annie star died at the age of 82, with his family revealing the British actor "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side".

The star appeared in tens of films during his 52-year career, including Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and Erin Brockovich (2000). Finney's last role was in 2012's Skyfall, the twenty-third film in the James Bond series.

With multiple Academy Awards nominations to his name, as well as Golden Globes, Emmys, Baftas and an Olivier Award, Finney was an inspiration to many of the industry's finest during his esteemed career.

Here, we round up some of the most heart-warming tributes paid to the actor following his death.

Skyfall co-star Daniel Craig:

"I'm deeply saddened by the news of Albert Finney's passing," he told the BBC. "The world has lost a giant. Wherever Albert is now, I hope there are horses and good company."

Annie co-star Bernadette Peters:

Comedian, actor and novelist David Walliams:

Baby Driver director Edgar Wright:

Erin Brockovich co-star Julia Roberts:

"It was my terrific joy and privilege to work with Albert," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "His talent was eclipsed only by his enormous heart."

Director Ava DuVernay:

Happy Days star Henry Winkler:

The Way of the Gun director Christopher McQuarrie:

Welsh actor and Beauty and the Beast star Luke Evans:

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts:

The Walking Dead star David Morrissey:

Victoria actor Rufus Sewell:

Actress Marg Helgenberger:

Westworld star Jeffrey Wright:


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