Alec Guinness

Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 78
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 the latter of these he played nine different characters. He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. read more

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 the latter of these he played nine different characters. He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy; for the original film, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th Academy Awards.

Birth Name

Alec Guinness de Cuffe

Born

Thursday, 02 April 1914

Died

Saturday, 05 August 2000

Actor Filmography

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive voice) / Obi Wan Kenobi 2019
The Toys That Made Us Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2017
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) 2015
The Drunken Peasants Obi Wan Kenobi (archive footage), Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2014
America's Book of Secrets Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2012
Prophets of Science Fiction Obi-Wan Kenobi 2011
5 Second Movies Obi-Wan Kenobi 2008
Nostalgia Critic Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2008
Pioneers of Television Koichi Asano - Film A Majority of One (archive footage) 2008
British Film Forever Himself (archive footage) 2007
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Actor Filmography

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive voice) / Obi Wan Kenobi 2019
The Toys That Made Us Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2017
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) 2015
The Drunken Peasants Obi Wan Kenobi (archive footage), Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2014
America's Book of Secrets Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2012
Prophets of Science Fiction Obi-Wan Kenobi 2011
5 Second Movies Obi-Wan Kenobi 2008
Nostalgia Critic Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2008
Pioneers of Television Koichi Asano - Film A Majority of One (archive footage) 2008
British Film Forever Himself (archive footage) 2007
On the Lot (archive footage) 2007
Hitler: The Comedy Years Adolf Hitler 2007
20 to 1 Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2005
Science of Star Wars (archive footage) 2005
When Star Wars Ruled the World Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy Himself / Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' himself 2003
The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' Himself (archive footage) 2000
Interview Day James 1996
Mute Witness The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star) 1995
Kafka The Chief Clerk 1991
Performance Heinrich Mann 1991
Screen One Amos 1989
Inside Edition Himself 1988
A Handful of Dust Mr. Todd 1988
Little Dorrit William Dorrit 1987
A Passage To India Godbole 1985
The Golden Gong (archive footage) 1985
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi 1983
Lovesick Sigmund Freud 1983
Smiley's People George Smiley 1982
Little Lord Fauntleroy Earl of Dorincourt 1980
Raise the Titanic John Bigalow 1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 1980
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley 1979
The Star Wars Holiday Special Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited) 1978
The South Bank Show Self, Himself (archive footage) 1978
The Making of 'Star Wars' Himself 1977
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi 1977
Murder By Death Bensonmum 1976
Caesar and Cleopatra Caesar 1976
Arena Himself (archive footage), Himself (as Sir Alec Guinness), Himself / Various Roles 1975
The Gift of Friendship Jocelyn Broome 1974
Hitler: The Last Ten Days Adolf Hitler 1973
Great Performances Father Quixote 1972
Brother Sun, Sister Moon Pope Innocent III 1972
Scrooge Jacob Marley's Ghost 1970
Cromwell King Charles I 1970
ITV Saturday Night Theatre Malvolio 1969
The Comedians Major H. O. Jones 1967
The Quiller Memorandum Pol 1966
Hotel Paradiso Benedict Boniface 1966
Doctor Zhivago Yevgraf 1965
Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious Wilhelm Frick 1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre The Executioner 1965
The Fall Of The Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius 1964
Lawrence Of Arabia Prince Faisal 1962
Damn The Defiant! Captain Crawford 1962
A Majority of One Koichi Asano 1961
Tunes of Glory Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M. 1960
Our Man in Havana Jim Wormold 1959
Startime Jebal Deeks 1959
The Scapegoat Jacques De Gue 1959
The Geisha Boy 1958
The Horse's Mouth Gulley Jimson 1958
All at Sea Capt. William Horatio Ambrose 1957
The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Nicholson 1957
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Set of "The Bridge on the River Kwai" 1956
The Swan Prince Albert 1956
The Ladykillers Professor Marcus 1955
The Prisoner The Cardinal 1955
To Paris With Love Col. Sir Edgar Fraser 1955
The Stratford Adventure Himself 1954
The Detective Father Brown 1954
The Captain's Paradise Captain Henry St. James 1953
Malta Story Flight Lt. Peter Ross 1953
The Promoter Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin 1952
The Man In The White Suit Sidney Stratton 1951
The Lavender Hill Mob Holland 1951
The Mudlark Benjamin Disraeli 1950
Last Holiday George Bird 1950
A Run for Your Money Whimple 1949
Kind Hearts And Coronets Lady Agatha 1949
Oliver Twist Fagin 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Guest 1948
Great Expectations Herbert Pocket 1946
Evensong W.W.I. soldier in concert audience (uncredited) 1934
1989 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1983 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1978 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1978 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Nominated
1960 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support) Nominated
1959 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1958 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1958 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1953 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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