Alec Guinness

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Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. He was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He later won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. His is known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. He also played Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia and George Smiley in the TV adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Alec Guinness, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. He was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He later won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. His is known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. He also played Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia and George Smiley in the TV adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Alec Guinness, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1914-04-02

Day of Death 2000-08-05

Place of Birth Marylebone, London, England, UK

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Alec Guinness de Cuffe
  • Sir Alec Guinness

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Ben (Obi Wan) Kenobi (voice cameo)
2015 Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel as Himself
2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Himself - Archive footage
2006 Vader Sessions as Obi-Wan Kenobi
2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)
2003 The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' as himself
2000 The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' as Himself (archive footage)
1996 Eskimo Day as James
1994 Mute Witness as The Reaper
1992 Tales from Hollywood
1991 Kafka as The Chief Clerk
1989 Screen One(1 episode) as Amos
1988 A Handful of Dust as Mr. Todd
1987 Little Dorrit as William Dorrit
1987 Monsignor Quixote as Father Quixote
1984 A Passage to India as Prof. Godbole
1983 Return of the Jedi as Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
1983 Lovesick as Sigmund Freud
1982 Smiley's People as George Smiley
1982 Smiley's People(7 episodes) as George Smiley
1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy as Earl of Dorincourt
1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back as Obi Wan Kenobi
1980 The Empire Strikes Back as Ben 'Obi-wan' Kenobi
1980 Raise the Titanic as John Bigalow
1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as George Smiley
1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(9 episodes) as George Smiley
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)
1978 The South Bank Show(2 episodes)
1977 Star Wars as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
1976 Murder by Death as Bensonmum
1976 Caesar and Cleopatra as Caesar
1974 The Gift of Friendship
1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon as Papst Innozenz III.
1970 Scrooge as Jacob Marley's Ghost
1970 Cromwell as King Charles I
1969 Tweltfth Night as Malvolio
1969 Twelfth Night
1967 The Comedians as Major H. O. Jones
1966 The Quiller Memorandum as Pol
1966 Hotel Paradiso as Benedict Boniface
1965 Doctor Zhivago as Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago
1965 Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious as Wilhelm Frick
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre(1 episode)
1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire as Marcus Aurelius
1962 Lawrence of Arabia as Prince Feisal
1962 H.M.S. Defiant as Captain Crawford
1961 A Majority of One as Koichi Asano
1960 Tunes of Glory as Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
1959 Our Man in Havana as Jim Wormold
1959 Startime(1 episode)
1959 The Scapegoat as John Barratt / Jacques De Gue
1958 The Horse's Mouth as Gulley Jimson
1957 Barnacle Bill as Captain William Horatio Ambrose
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai as Col. Nicholson
1956 The Steve Allen Show(1 episode)
1956 The Swan as Prince Albert
1955 The Ladykillers as Professor Marcus
1955 The Prisoner as The Cardinal
1955 To Paris with Love as Sir Edgar Fraser
1954 The Stratford Adventure as Himself
1954 Father Brown as Father Brown
1953 The Captain's Paradise as Captain Henry St. James
1953 Malta Story as Flight Lt. Peter Ross
1952 The Card as Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 The Man in the White Suit as Sidney Strantton
1951 The Lavender Hill Mob as Holland
1950 The Mudlark as Benjamin Disraeli
1950 Last Holiday as George Bird
1949 A Run for Your Money as Whimple
1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets as The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
1948 Oliver Twist as Fagin
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1946 Great Expectations as Herbert Pocket
1934 Evensong as W.W.I. soldier in concert audience (uncredited)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)

Writing

1958 The Horse's Mouth … Writer

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