Albert Finney loved to go back to Salford - "It's just part of you. It's in the blood really."
Albert Finney was born on 9th May 1936. Finney lived in Romney Street, Pendleton where his house was damaged by German bombs when he was only six years old. The family moved to Hore Crescent, where Albert would watch rugby league at the Willows ground. He attended Salford Grammar School along with the artist, Harold Riley. A song from his school days goes:
"Forty years on, when afar and asunder,
Parted are those who are singing today,
When you look back and forgetfully wonder
What you were like in your work and your play."
Finney also went to Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford, to see Salford schoolboys play and followed United avidly. Finney attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in theatre before gaining attention in film and television.
"What I'm out for is a good time - all the rest is propaganda."