He acted in Garnett's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Three Sisters," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peggy Ashcroft, Carol Goodner, Michael Redgrave, Angela Baddeley, Glen Byam Shaw, Harry Andrews, George Devine, and Leon Quartermaine in the cast. Michel Saint Denis was...
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[One day director Neame found Guinness sulking in his dressing room, refusing to come to the set. Accrding to Neame, Guinness felt he hadn't been stroked enough and explained,] "Actors are emotionally 14-year olds. We need to be chastised like children, and we need to be hugged and told we're doing fine work. We are the children who never grow up."
Though he often spoke critically of Star Wars, the three leads, Mark Hamill
, Harrison Ford
and Carrie Fisher
, have always spoken very fondly of him, praising him as being a very professional actor who was always respectful to the people he worked with.
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and authority figures