Alec Guinness Biography

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.

Guinness was one of three major British actors, along with Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, who, immediately after the Second World War, successfully transitioned from Shakespearean theatre in their home country to Hollywood blockbusters. As well as an Academy Award, he has also won a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe and a Tony Award. In 1959, he was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alec Guinness
Full Name:
Alec Guinness de Cuffe
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Actor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
April 2, 1914
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
August 5, 2000
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Liver tumour, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver cancer
Marriages
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