Alec Guinness

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

Alec Guinness  British Actor

Alec Guinness passed away on 5th Aug 2000 aged 86. His last relationship was when Merula Salaman was married to Alec Guinness from 20th June, 1938 to August, 2000.

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Alec Guinness was previously married to Merula Salaman (1937 - 2000).

Alec Guinness had a son named Matthew, age 76.

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Alec Guinness is a 86 year old British Actor. Born Alec Guinness de Cuffe on 2nd April, 1914 in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom, he is famous for Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Movies in a career that spans 1934–96. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Alec Guinness was in an on-screen matchup with Grace Kelly in The Swan (1956).

Alec Guinness is a member of the following lists: Evening Standard Award for Best Actor winners, Shakespeare Prize recipients and Delia Austrian medal recipients.

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Confirmed Relationships1
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

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 eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). 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.

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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Alec Guinness86 AriesActor
British
Merula Salaman86 Libra

Children

NameGenderBornAge
MatthewMale6th June, 194076 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Interview Day1996JamesTV Movie
Mute Witness1994The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star)Movie
Performance1992Heinrich MannTV Show
Kafka1991The Chief ClerkMovie
A Handful of Dust1988Mr. ToddMovie
Little Dorrit1988William DorritMovie
Screen One1985AmosTV Show
A Passage to India1984GodboleMovie
Edwin1984Sir Fennimore TruscottTV Movie
Lovesick1983Sigmund FreudMovie
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Ben 'Obi-Wan' KenobiMovie
Smiley's People1982George SmileyTV Show
Little Lord Fauntleroy1980Earl of DorincourtMovie
Raise the Titanic1980John BigalowMovie
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980Ben (Obi-Wan) KenobiMovie
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy1979George SmileyTV Show
The Morecambe & Wise Show1978Psychiatrist, HimselfTV Show
Star Wars1977Ben Obi-Wan KenobiMovie
Murder by Death1976BensonmumMovie
The Gift of Friendship1974Jocelyn BroomeTV Movie
Hitler: The Last Ten Days1973Adolf HitlerMovie
Brother Sun, Sister Moon1972Pope Innocent IIIMovie
Great Performances1971Father QuixoteTV Show
Cromwell1970King Charles 'Stuart' IMovie
Scrooge1970Jacob Marley's GhostMovie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969MalvolioTV Show
The Comedians1967Major H. O. JonesMovie
Hotel Paradiso1966Benedict BonifaceMovie
The Quiller Memorandum1966PolMovie
Doctor Zhivago1965YevgrafMovie
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious1965Wilhelm FrickMovie
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965The ExecutionerTV Show
The Fall of the Roman Empire1964Marcus AureliusMovie
H.M.S. Defiant1962Captain CrawfordMovie
Lawrence of Arabia1962Prince FeisalMovie
A Majority of One1961Koichi AsanoMovie
Tunes of Glory1960Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.Movie
Our Man in Havana1959Jim WormoldMovie
The Scapegoat1959John Barratt, Jacques De GueMovie
Startime1959Jebal DeeksTV Show
The Horse's Mouth1958Gulley JimsonMovie
All at Sea1957Capt. William Horatio AmbroseMovie
The Bridge on the River Kwai1957Colonel NicholsonMovie
The Swan1956Prince AlbertMovie
The Ladykillers1955Professor MarcusMovie
The Prisoner1955The CardinalMovie
To Paris with Love1955Col. Sir Edgar FraserMovie
Baker's Dozen1955The MajorTV Movie
The Detective1954Father BrownMovie
Malta Story1953Flight Lt. Peter RossMovie
The Captain's Paradise1953Captain Henry St. JamesMovie
The Square Mile1953Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Promoter1952Edward Henry 'Denry' MachinMovie
The Lavender Hill Mob1951HollandMovie
The Man in the White Suit1951Sidney StrattonMovie
Last Holiday1950George BirdMovie
The Mudlark1950Benjamin DisraeliMovie
A Run for Your Money1949WhimpleMovie
Kind Hearts and Coronets1949The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke, The Banker, The ParsonMovie
Oliver Twist1948FaginMovie
Great Expectations1946Herbert PocketMovie
Evensong1934Extra (W.W.I. soldier in concert audience) (uncredited)Movie
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omarsclubFeb 17, 2011

great actor versatile


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