Jon Finch Biography

Birthday: 1941-03-02
Place of Birth: Caterham, Surrey
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Dark, broodingly handsome Jon Finch was the son of a merchant banker. His first stage role was in elementary school at age 13 playing a Roman noblewoman(!). After gaining experience in amateur theatre groups and following a short stint with a folk singing group, he suddenly left for military service at age 18, serving in a parachute regiment. He returned to acting a few years later and delved seriously into classical theatre with several different repertory companies, appearing in over 50-60 plays, including "Night of the Iguana" and "She Stoops to Conquer", and serving as stage manager and / or assistant director for several of these companies. His first TV break came in 1967 and shortly thereafter won supporting roles in a couple of Hammer Studio film productions, The Vampire Lovers (1970) and The Horror of Frankenstein (1970). This was a sign as to the direction his cinematic career would take. His Gothic-edged film career peaked in the early 70s with such classy fare as Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971), in which he played the tormented title role, in a particularly gory and controversial presentation; Alfred Hitchcock's macabre serial-killer thriller Frenzy (1972), in which he is a suspect in the dastardly crimes; The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973), an end-of-the-world sci-fi adventure that has since earned cult status; and the all-star production of Death on the Nile (1978), an elegant whodunit, courtesy of Agatha Christie. More importantly, he took part in many Shakespeare pieces that were transferred to TV, Richard II (1978) (TV) and Much Ado About Nothing (1984) (TV). His career grew more erratic into the 80s and, for the most part, was typically cast in horror roles. But the gentleman has risen above it all with definite class, intelligence and a certain natural charm.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Counterstrike (UK) Simon King 1969 - 1969
Ben Hall Ben Hall 1975 - 1975
Hammer House of Horror 1980 - 1980 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Vampire Lovers Carl Ebhardt 1970
The Horror of Frankenstein 1971 Horror, Sci Fi
Frenzy Richard Ian Blaney 1972 Comedy, Game Show
Lady Caroline Lamb William Lamb 1973 Drama, History, Romance
Death on the Nile Mr. Ferguson 1978 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Breaking Glass 1980
Peter and Paul Luke 1981 Drama, History
Plaza Real David 1988
La più bella del reame Jeremy 1989
The Lurking Fear 1994
Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord Derek Jarvis 1998 Drama, Mystery
Darklands David Keller 1998 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Anazapta Sir Walter de Mellerby 2013 Drama, Mystery, Thriller