Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1914 - 2000

Alec Guinness  British Actor


Sir Alec Guinness CH CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) 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 ei...

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Longest Relationship63 yrs, 2 mths
Shortest Relationship63 yrs, 2 mths
Average Relationship Length63 yrs, 2 mths
First Name Alec
Last Name Guinness
Full Name at Birth Alec Guinness de Cuffe
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd April, 1914
Birthplace Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Died 5th August, 2000
Place of Death Midhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Cause of Death Liver Cancer
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
University Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Movies
Year(s) Active 1934–96
Mother Agnes Cuff ( born 8 December 1890 - ?)
Family Member Edward Cuff (grandfather), Mary Ann Cuff (grandmother)
Favorite TV Shows Due South
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Male6th June, 194075 years old

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Interview Day1996 James TV Movie
Mute Witness1994 The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star) Movie
Performance1992 Heinrich Mann TV Show
Kafka1991 The Chief Clerk Movie
A Handful of Dust1988 Mr. Todd Movie
Little Dorrit1988 William Dorrit Movie
Screen One1985 Amos TV Show
A Passage to India1984 Godbole Movie
Edwin1984 Sir Fennimore Truscott TV Movie
Lovesick1983 Sigmund Freud Movie
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983 Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi Movie
Smiley's People1982 George Smiley TV Show
Little Lord Fauntleroy1980 Earl of Dorincourt Movie
Raise the Titanic1980 John Bigalow Movie
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi Movie
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy1979 George Smiley TV Show
The Morecambe & Wise Show1978 Psychiatrist, Himself TV Show
Star Wars1977 Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie
Murder by Death1976 Bensonmum Movie
The Gift of Friendship1974 Jocelyn Broome TV Movie
Hitler: The Last Ten Days1973 Adolf Hitler Movie
Brother Sun, Sister Moon1972 Pope Innocent III Movie
Great Performances1971 Father Quixote TV Show
Cromwell1970 King Charles I Movie
Scrooge1970 Jacob Marley's Ghost Movie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969 Malvolio TV Show
The Comedians1967 Major H. O. Jones Movie
Hotel Paradiso1966 Benedict Boniface Movie
The Quiller Memorandum1966 Pol Movie
Doctor Zhivago1965 Yevgraf Movie
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious1965 Wilhelm Frick Movie
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965 The Executioner TV Show
The Fall of the Roman Empire1964 Marcus Aurelius Movie
H.M.S. Defiant1962 Captain Crawford Movie
Lawrence of Arabia1962 Prince Feisal Movie
A Majority of One1961 Koichi Asano Movie
Tunes of Glory1960 Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M. Movie
Our Man in Havana1959 Jim Wormold Movie
The Scapegoat1959 John Barratt, Jacques De Gue Movie
Startime1959 Jebal Deeks TV Show
The Horse's Mouth1958 Gulley Jimson Movie
All at Sea1957 Captain William Horatio Ambrose Movie
The Bridge on the River Kwai1957 Colonel Nicholson Movie
The Swan1956 Prince Albert Movie
The Ladykillers1955 Professor Marcus Movie
The Prisoner1955 The Cardinal Movie
To Paris with Love1955 Col. Sir Edgar Fraser Movie
Baker's Dozen1955 The Major TV Movie
The Detective1954 Father Brown Movie
Malta Story1953 Flight Lt. Peter Ross Movie
The Captain's Paradise1953 Captain Henry St. James Movie
The Square Mile1953 Narrator (voice) Short Film
The Promoter1952 Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin Movie
The Lavender Hill Mob1951 Holland Movie
The Man in the White Suit1951 Sidney Stratton Movie
Last Holiday1950 George Bird Movie
The Mudlark1950 Benjamin Disraeli Movie
A Run for Your Money1949 Whimple Movie
Kind Hearts and Coronets1949 The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke, The Banker, The Parson Movie
Oliver Twist1948 Fagin Movie
Great Expectations1946 Herbert Pocket Movie
Evensong1934 Extra (W.W.I. soldier in concert audience) (uncredited) Movie
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    omarsclubFeb 17, 2011

    great actor versatile

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