Jon Finch reported dead

Jon Finch reported dead

For me, what comes to mind first for Jon Finch is The Last Days of Man on Earth (originally The Final Programme). It’s a confusing, sweeping, moving movie based on Michael Moorcock’s novel, and at the heart of it lies the haunted, soulful eyes of Jon Finch.

You are likely to see mainstream stories about Finch’s passing highlight the actor’s starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, and not undeservedly so.

However, for geeks like me, he has many notable credits.

He was part of Hammer Horror, appearing in Vampire Lovers with Ingrid Pitt and The Horror of Frankenstein with Ralph Bates.

For American television, he played Christ in the 1980 all-star miniseries of The Martian Chronicles.

Other geek-friendly roles:

Good-bye, Jon Finch…the world is less enigmatic without you.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.


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