LONDON (AP) -- British actor Frank Finlay, who was Academy Award-nominated for his work alongside Laurence Olivier in "Othello," has died aged 89.
Finlay's family said he died of heart failure Saturday at his home in Weybridge, southern England. In a statement, they called him "a wonderful father, loving grandfather and a damn fine actor."
Finlay was a founding member of Britain's National Theatre company, played Casanova in a 1971 television series of the same name and starred in the miniseries "Bouquet of Barbed Wire," a scandalous hit in 1976.
He played Iago to Olivier's Othello onstage and in a 1965 film, for which he was Oscar-nominated as best supporting actor.
Other film roles included Porthos in Richard Lester's "The Three Musketeers" and the main character's father in Roman Polanski's "The Pianist."