RIP Frank Finlay

Sad news: Frank Finlay, who played Iago to Laurence Olivier’s Othello in the 1965 film, has passed away at the age of 89. Despite having nearly 300 more lines than Olivier, Finlay was nominated in the best supporting actor category.

Fun fact: all four leads were nominated for Oscars (Olivier-Best Actor; Finlay-Best Supporting Actor; Maggie Smith and Joyce Redman-Best Supporting Actrees [Desdemona and Emilia, respectively]), though none won… this is the only time all four leads in a Shakespeare film have been nominated.

Finlay also appeared in The Three Musketeers (1973)

and in one of the most endearing “bad” movies of all time, Lifeforce (1985).

He truly will “from this time forth … never will speak word.”

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