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James Finlayson biography
The crazy life story of the Scottish actor James Finlayson: from tinsmith to Broadway to Hollywood
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Slapstick Festival May 25
. is back with another of silent comedies with live piano accompaniment by Daan van den Hurk this Friday evening at 7pm BST! Make sure to tune in as the video will not be available for playback afterwards!
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Jeremy Craddock May 20
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James Finlayson biography May 19
Replying to @best2vilmabanky
His Draft Registration Card shows he worked for Lehrman Knockout Comedies in 1917 (although I’ve yet to find any film credits)
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James Finlayson biography May 19
His moustache was always fake - d’oh!
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James Finlayson biography May 19
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James Finlayson biography May 19
Moustache was fake (news)
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James Finlayson biography May 15
Underlay, underlay, arriba, arriba! 🤣
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James Finlayson biography May 15
Clip from SMITHY (1924), one of many and films. panelist Paul Merton is a big fan...
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James Finlayson biography May 15
Good to see on ⁦⁩ tonight - d’oh!
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Slapstick Festival May 4
A link to ’s tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor. Airs tonight at 6:30 BST
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James Finlayson biography Apr 21
Would you be able to help with nominating for the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Could you make Matt or Dan aware of it please? Deadline is May 29 and I don’t have $50k. But I am in contact with his grandnieces and grandnephews who could attend the ceremony.
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James Finlayson biography Apr 20
Replying to @IcarFaem @BFI
Playing the role of ‘Dutch peasant trying to cross the road’ according to
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James Finlayson biography Apr 20
Replying to @IcarFaem
Do you know which film that’s from?
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James Finlayson biography Apr 16
During his 1933-35 London sojourn appeared with Lupino Lane in the WHO’S YOUR FATHER? (1935) Source: Cheshire Observer, 19 Jan 1935, p. 2
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James Finlayson biography Apr 13
For any fans following, seems Robert had a bat signed by Jack Hobbs. Robert also received a trophy commemorating a hat-trick (where a bowler takes 3 consecutive wickets in succession) inscribed 'H.C.C. v Montecito Oct. 29, 1933'
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James Finlayson biography Apr 13
Somewhat conflicting attitudes to the 1918-20 'flu pandemic in in 1919.
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Laurel and Hardy Apr 10
Keith MacPherson as James Finlayson in
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James Finlayson biography Feb 21
Howzat? Robert Finlayson - younger brother of - was a member (and sometime captain) of the Hollywood Cricket Club. Other members included Boris Karloff, David Niven and Basil Rathbone. Source: The San Francisco Examiner, 5 Jul 1937, p. 15.
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James Finlayson biography Apr 10
Billy Bevan, James's old friend from his Mack Sennett days, appeared as a constable in THE PEARL OF DEATH (1944). James and his brother Robert were guests at the wedding of Billy's daughter Edith in 1942.
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James Finlayson biography Apr 10
Used the (currently £FREE) photo colourising tool on this FINLAYSON family portrait handed down to me via my great-grandmother who was the sister of James' Mum.
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