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British-Australian actor Peter Finch is known for his portrayal of anchorman Howard Beale in Network, for which he received the first-ever posthumous Oscar.
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Actor, born on September 28, 1916 in London, England. Peter Finch worked in Australia in vaudeville, radio, and film during the Depression but later returned to Britain, portraying a wide variety of film roles, such as The Nun's Story (1959) and Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971). Finch is probably best known for his portrayal of anchorman Howard Beale in Network (1976), for which he received the first-ever posthumous Oscar. He died on January 14, 1977.
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