Actor Jon Finch, known to movie goers for his performances in films like “Frenzy” and “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” is dead at the age of 71. His body was discovered in his home in Hastings “after friends and family became concerned for his welfare,” according to The Telegraph.
Finch’s career might have taken a dramatic turn had he accepted one of the biggest roles in Hollywood then – and now. James Bond.
The actor was offered the spy franchise back in the early 1970s, but after turning it down Roger Moore stepped in nicely to both star in “Live and Let Die” and take over the lucrative movie series. Fame and fortune weren’t atop Finch’s wish list.
“I never wanted to be a big star,” Finch once observed: “I usually do one film a year, so I always have enough money to enjoy myself and keep myself out of the public eye. It’s a very pleasant life, not one of great ambition.”