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Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. He was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He later won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. His is known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. He also played Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia and George Smiley in the TV adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

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Apr 2, 1914 In Marylebone, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Evensong 1934-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019-12-18
Known For
Poster of The Stratford Adventure
Poster of Kind Hearts and Coronets
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive voice) 2019-12-18
Movie Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Himself 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (uncredited) 2015-12-15
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Movie Star Wars: Deleted Magic Self (archive footage) 2005-03-01
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004-09-18
Movie The Story of Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Movie The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' himself 2003-09-22
Movie The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Eskimo Day James 1996-04-04
Movie Mute Witness The Reaper 1995-09-28
Movie A Foreign Field Amos 1993-09-10
Movie Tales from Hollywood 1992-10-18
Movie Kafka The Chief Clerk 1991-11-15
Series Screen One Amos 1989-09-10
Movie A Handful of Dust Mr. Todd 1988-06-24
Movie Monsignor Quixote Father Quixote 1987-02-13
Movie Little Dorrit William Dorrit 1987-12-11
Movie David Lean: A Life in Film Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Edwin Sir Fennimore Truscott 1984-01-01
Movie A Passage to India Professor Godbole 1984-12-14
Movie Lovesick Sigmund Freud 1983-02-18
Movie Return of the Jedi Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi 1983-05-25
Series Smiley's People George Smiley 1982-09-20
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Obi-Wan Kenobi 1980-05-20
Movie Raise the Titanic John Bigalow 1980-08-01
Movie Little Lord Fauntleroy Earl of Dorincourt 1980-11-25
Movie SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back Obi Wan Kenobi 1980-09-22
Series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley 1979-09-10
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Movie The Star Wars Holiday Special Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited) 1978-12-01
Movie Star Wars Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi 1977-05-25
Movie The Making of Star Wars Himself 1977-09-16
Movie Caesar and Cleopatra Caesar 1976-02-01
Movie Murder by Death Bensonmum 1976-06-23
Movie The Gift of Friendship Jocelyn Broome 1974-09-24
Movie Hitler: The Last Ten Days Adolf Hitler 1973-04-19
Movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon Papst Innozenz III. 1972-03-03
Movie Cromwell King Charles I 1970-09-16
Movie Scrooge Jacob Marley's Ghost 1970-11-05
Movie Twelfth Night Malvolio 1969-01-06
Movie The Comedians Major H. O. Jones 1967-10-31
Movie The Comedians in Africa Self (uncredited) 1967-08-31
Movie Hotel Paradiso Benedict Boniface 1966-03-01
Movie The Quiller Memorandum Pol 1966-11-10
Series Thirty-Minute Theatre Unknown 1965-10-07
Movie Doctor Zhivago Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago 1965-12-22
Movie Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious Wilhelm Frick 1965-10-13
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius 1964-03-24
Movie H.M.S. Defiant Captain Crawford 1962-04-15
Movie Lawrence of Arabia Prince Feisal 1962-12-11
Movie A Majority of One Koichi Asano 1961-12-27
Movie Our Man in Havana Jim Wormold 1960-01-27
Movie Tunes of Glory Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M. 1960-09-17
Movie The Scapegoat John Barratt / Jacques De Gue 1959-08-06
Series Startime Unknown 1959-10-06
Movie The Horse's Mouth Gulley Jimson 1958-11-11
Movie The Bridge on the River Kwai Col. Nicholson 1957-10-11
Movie Barnacle Bill Captain William Horatio Ambrose 1957-12-17
Movie The Swan Prince Albert 1956-04-26
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie To Paris with Love Sir Edgar Fraser 1955-01-01
Movie The Ladykillers Professor Marcus 1955-12-08
Movie The Prisoner The Cardinal 1955-04-19
Movie Father Brown Father Brown 1954-06-08
Movie The Stratford Adventure Himself 1954-08-02
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Malta Story Flight Lt. Peter Ross 1953-06-01
Movie The Captain's Paradise Captain Henry St. James 1953-09-28
Movie The Card Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin 1952-02-25
Movie The Lavender Hill Mob Henry 'Dutch' Holland 1951-06-28
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Man in the White Suit Sidney Stratton 1951-08-07
Movie Last Holiday George Bird 1950-05-15
Movie The Mudlark Benjamin Disraeli 1950-11-28
Movie Kind Hearts and Coronets The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha 1949-06-21
Movie A Run for Your Money Whimple 1949-11-23
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Oliver Twist Fagin 1948-06-28
Movie Great Expectations Herbert Pocket 1946-12-26
Movie Evensong W.W.I. soldier in concert audience (uncredited) 1934-09-03