|Born||Alec Guinness de Cuffe, April 02, 1914, Maida Vale, London, England|
|Died||August 05, 2000, Midhurst, West Sussex, England|
|Burial place||Petersfield Cemetery|
|Relatives||Nesta Guinness-Walker (great-grandson)|
Actor most known for playing Played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars films. For his work as Colonel Nicholson in the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai, he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor.
In the United Kingdom, he wrote advertising material. He made his acting debut as an extra in Evensong in 1934.
Born in London, he had a lucrative Shakespearean acting career before winning an Academy Award for best actor in The Bridge on the River Kwai.
His father's identity remained a mystery to him throughout his life. From 1938 till his death in 2000, he was married to Merula Salaman and had a son named Matthew.
He was praised for his performance as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations, a film based on Novelist Charles Dickens' novel.
Alec Guinness on stage and screen - Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played nine different characters.. Best British Actor BAFTA Award winners. Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners. Best Actor Academy Award winners. BAFTA fellows. Academy Honorary Award recipients. European Film Awards winners (people). English male Shakespearean actors. Converts to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve personnel of World War II. English memoirists. Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour. Laurence Olivier Award winners. Royal Navy officers of World War II
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