(Margalit Fox’s article appeared in The New York Times, 2/06; review via Ms. Ortiz.)

Frank Finlay, an academy award-nominated English actor known for his screen appearance as Iago in “Othello” and Porthos in “The Three Musketeers,” died on Jan.30 at his home in Weybridge, England. He was 89.

His family announced his death, The Associated Press Reported.

In character roles on stage, screen and television, Mr. Finlay was routinely praised by critics for his resonant voice, physical grace and brooding, soulful mien.

He was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for playing Iago to Laurence Oliver’s in the 1965 film version of Shakespeare’s play, directed by Stuart Burge and also starring Derek Jacobi as Cassio. (The award that year went to Martin Balsam for “A Thousand Clowns.”)


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