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Who is Alec Guinness?
Alec Guinness: Sir Alec Guinness, CH CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations, Fagin in Oliver Twist, Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia, Yevgraf in Doctor Zhivago, and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India. He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- also known as Alec Guinness de Cuffe; Sir Alec Guinness; Mystery Guest Star; Alec Guiness; Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE
- born on (101 years ago) in Maida Vale, child of Agnes Cuff
- nationality: United Kingdom
- profession: Actor
- died on (15 years ago) in Midhurst of liver tumour, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer
- buried in Petersfield Cemetery, Cambridge
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- genre: Biography
- subjects: Film, Cinema, Great Britain
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Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men (2014)
Searching Through Scotland for a Border Collie by Donald McCaig
Alec Guinness is a fine man, Hamish says. Once the filming was done, the actor took all the pipers to dinner. Hamish no longer plays the pipes, “The dogs do nae care for them.” At the Edinburgh trial, last summer, while Hamish MacLean was ...
by Eric Michael Mazur
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels. [Belief; Brooks, Mel; Censorship in Hollywood; Eucatastrophe; Film as Religion; Myth; Ritual; Science Fiction; Theology and Film; Westerns] Star Wars: ...
by Alan Burton
BBC television produces an acclaimed seven-part adaptation of John le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Alec Guinness, and the series The Ωmega Factor centers on an experimental unit that investigates the intelligence uses of ...
by Bill Bryson
Guinness stout, Sir Alec Guinness (1914–2000), Guinness Book of World Records, etc. Guizhou. Chinese province; formerly spelled Kweichow. Gujurat. Indian state; capital Gandhinagar. gunny sack. Gunpowder Plot. Conspiracy among a ...
by Jonathan Law
Alec GUINNESS was highly praised in the title role, winning the Evening Standard Best Actor Award. The critic Caryl Brahms thought the play “fragmentary ”, but said the actor had “the timing of a histrionic angel, the sweetness from which ...
Dictionary of Films (1972)
by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris
Ashton Mus Malcolm Arnold Cast Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, ...
by James Stuart Olson
Starring Alec Guinness and William Hoj- den , the film ...
by A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Alec Guinness in Lovesick (d. Marshall Brickman, w. Marshall Brickman), 1983. 95 minutes. Stuart Pankin in That's Adequate (d.
by Lynnea Chapman King
The eleventh feature film by Joel and Ethan Coen was a remake of the 1955 Ealing Studios film of the same name, The Ladykillers, originally written by William Rose, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, and starring Alec Guinness, Peter ...
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