The 5-time Oscar nominee died yesterday following a brief illness. The powerhouse character actor starred in films such as The Gathering Storm, Big Fish, Under the Volcano, Tom Jones, Scrooge, Annie, Murder in the Orient Express , The Dresser, and the ground-breaking "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning." full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-47175304 I always admired his "no nonsense" approach. He declined a knighthood-- saying titles promoted snobbery -- and never attended the Oscars, describing it as a "waste of time." They don't make actors like him any more.