Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), in which he played nine different characters, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, and The Ladykillers (1955). He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). In 1970 he played Jacob Marley's ghost in Ronald Neame's Scrooge. He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy; for the original 1977 film, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th Academy Awards.

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Date of Birth
April 2nd, 1914
Birth Place
United Kingdom, England
Date of Death
August 5th, 2000
Died Aged
Star Sign
176 cm | 5'9
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Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai
The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke, The Banker, The Parson in Kind Hearts and Coronets
Bensonmum in Murder by Death
Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers
Fagin in Oliver Twist
George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Sidney Stratton in The Man in the White Suit
Jacob Marley's Ghost in Scrooge
Marcus Aurelius in The Fall of the Roman Empire
King Charles 'Stuart' I in Cromwell
Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M. in Tunes of Glory
Gulley Jimson in The Horse's Mouth
Major H. O. Jones in The Comedians
Koichi Asano in A Majority of One
Benjamin Disraeli in The Mudlark
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