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Alec Guinness

Character Actor / Screenwriter | * 04/02/1914 († 86, 08/05/2000) | Marylebone, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Sir Alec Guinness (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) 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 (1957), for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Ara..."> ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Alec Guinness

Laurence Olivier Awards Commander of The Order of The British Empire Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama 2x National Board of Review Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Honorary Award 2x British Academy Television Award for Best Actor Shakespeare Prize Society of London Theatre Special Award BAFTA Fellowship European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Honorary Doctorate From The University of Cambridge Honorary Doctor of The University of Oxford Knight Bachelor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Companion of Honour 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay 2x Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a New Play 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture 3x British Academy Television Award for Best Actor Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Fellowship

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Movies with Alec Guinness as Actor(70)

as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive voice)2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (uncredited)2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2006 Grace Kelly: Destiny of a Princess
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World
as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)2004 The Story of Star Wars
as Himself (archive footage)2000 The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'
as James1996 Eskimo Day
as The Reaper1995 Mute Witness
as Amos1993 A Foreign Field
as The Chief Clerk1991 Kafka
as Mr. Todd1988 A Handful of Dust
as Father Quixote1987 Monsignor Quixote
as William Dorrit1987 Little Dorrit
as Professor Godbole1984 A Passage to India
as Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi1983 Return of the Jedi
as Sigmund Freud1983 Lovesick
as Obi Wan Kenobi1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back
as John Bigalow1980 Raise the Titanic
as Obi-Wan Kenobi1980 The Empire Strikes Back
as Earl of Dorincourt1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy
as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special
as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi1977 Star Wars
as Bensonmum1976 Murder by Death
as Caesar1976 Caesar and Cleopatra
as Jocelyn Broome1974 The Gift of Friendship
as Adolf Hitler1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
as Papst Innozenz III.1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon
as King Charles I1970 Cromwell
as Jacob Marley's Ghost1970 Scrooge
as Malvolio1969 Twelfth Night
as Major H. O. Jones1967 The Comedians
as Self (uncredited)1967 The Comedians in Africa
as Benedict Boniface1966 Hotel Paradiso
as Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago1965 Doctor Zhivago
as Marcus Aurelius1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire
as Captain Crawford1962 H.M.S. Defiant
as Prince Feisal1962 Lawrence of Arabia
as Koichi Asano1961 A Majority of One
as Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.1960 Tunes of Glory
as Jim Wormold1960 Our Man in Havana
as John Barratt / Jacques De Gue1958 The Scapegoat
as Gulley Jimson1958 The Horse's Mouth
as Col. Nicholson1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
as Captain William Horatio Ambrose1957 Barnacle Bill
as Prince Albert1956 The Swan
as Professor Marcus1955 The Ladykillers
as Sir Edgar Fraser1955 To Paris with Love
as The Cardinal1955 The Prisoner
as Father Brown1954 Father Brown
as Flight Lt. Peter Ross1953 Malta Story
as Captain Henry St. James1953 The Captain's Paradise
as Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin1952 The Card
as Sidney Stratton1951 The Man in the White Suit
as Henry 'Dutch' Holland1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
as George Bird1950 Last Holiday
as Benjamin Disraeli1950 The Mudlark
as The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
as Whimple1949 A Run for Your Money
as Fagin1948 Oliver Twist
as Herbert Pocket1946 Great Expectations
as Sir Fennimore Truscott1942 Road to Morocco
as W.W.I. soldier in concert audience (uncredited)1934 Evensong

TV Shows/Series with Alec Guinness as Actor(11)

as Himself - Archive footage2013 Talking Pictures
as Amos1989 Screen One
as George Smiley1982 Smiley's People
as George Smiley1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
as Father Quixote1971 Great Performances

Movies with Alec Guinness as Crew(2)

Writing/Writer1958 The Horse's Mouth

Full Name: Alec Guinness
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 04/02 1914 (April) in Marylebone, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Saturday, 08/05 2000 (August) in Midhurst (aged: 86)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Merula Salaman
Father: Andrew Geddes
Mother: Agnes Cuff
Other names for Alec Guinness (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alec Guinness de Cuffe"
"Sir Alec Guinness"
Alec Guinness frequently works together with these people:
George Lucas (15x, Crew)
David Lean (13x, Crew)
Mark Hamill (11x, Actor)
Carrie Fisher (10x, Actress)
Harrison Ford (10x, Actor)
Anthony Daniels (10x, Actor)
J.J. Abrams (9x, Crew)
Peter Mayhew (9x, Actor)
Ronald Neame (9x, Crew)
Peter Glenville (9x, Crew)
James Earl Jones (8x, Actor)
Beryl Reid (5x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2400, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/13/2022