Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness

  • Born on
    • April 2nd, 1914
  • Died on
    • August 5th, 2000
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.

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Acting (51 Credits)

2019Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive voice)
2015Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (uncredited)
1995Mute Witness as The Reaper
1993A Foreign Field as Amos
1991Kafka as The Chief Clerk
1988A Handful of Dust as Mr. Todd
1987Little Dorrit as William Dorrit
1984A Passage to India as Professor Godbole
1983Lovesick as Sigmund Freud
1983Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi as Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
1982Smiley's People as George Smiley
1980Little Lord Fauntleroy as Earl of Dorincourt
1980Raise the Titanic as John Bigalow
1980Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back as Obi-Wan Kenobi
1979Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy as George Smiley
1978The Star Wars Holiday Special as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)
1977Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
1976Murder by Death as Bensonmum
1973Hitler: The Last Ten Days as Adolf Hitler
1972Brother Sun, Sister Moon as Papst Innozenz III.
1970Cromwell as King Charles I
1970Scrooge as Jacob Marley's Ghost
1967The Comedians as Major H. O. Jones
1966Hotel Paradiso as Benedict Boniface
1966The Quiller Memorandum as Pol
1965Doctor Zhivago as Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago
1964The Fall of the Roman Empire as Marcus Aurelius
1962Damn the Defiant! as Captain Crawford
1962Lawrence of Arabia as Prince Feisal
1961A Majority of One as Koichi Asano
1960Tunes of Glory as Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
1959Our Man in Havana as Jim Wormold
1959The Scapegoat as John Barratt / Jacques De Gue
1958The Horse's Mouth as Gulley Jimson
1957All at Sea as Captain William Horatio Ambrose
1957The Bridge on the River Kwai as Col. Nicholson
1956The Swan as Prince Albert
1955The Prisoner as The Cardinal
1955The Ladykillers as Professor Marcus
1954The Detective as Father Brown
1953The Captain's Paradise as Captain Henry St. James
1953Malta Story as Flight Lt. Peter Ross
1952The Promoter as Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin
1951The Lavender Hill Mob as Henry 'Dutch' Holland
1951The Man in the White Suit as Sidney Stratton
1950Last Holiday as George Bird
1950The Mudlark as Benjamin Disraeli
1949Kind Hearts and Coronets as The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
1949A Run for Your Money as Whimple
1948Oliver Twist as Fagin
1946Great Expectations as Herbert Pocket

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