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Alec Guinness
Sir Alec Guinness 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, in which he played nine different characters, The Lavender Hill Mob, for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, and The Ladykillers. He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations, Fagin in Oliver Twist, Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia, General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago, and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India. In 1970 he played Jacob Marley's ghost in Ronald Neame's Scrooge. He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy; for the original 1977 film, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th Academy Awards. Guinness began his stage career in 1934.
Born Alec Guinness de Cuffe, April 02, 1914, Maida Vale, London, England
Died August 05, 2000, Midhurst, West Sussex, England
Burial place Petersfield Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1934–1996
Children Matthew Guinness
Relatives Nesta Guinness-Walker (great-grandson)

About Alec Guinness

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.

Alec Guinness before fame

In the United Kingdom, he wrote advertising material. He made his acting debut as an extra in Evensong in 1934.

Achievement of Alec Guinness

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.

Alec Guinness family life

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.

Associations of Alec Guinness

He was praised for his performance as Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations, a film based on Novelist Charles Dickens' novel.

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