Appeared (as "Father") in "Voyage 'Round My Father", Haymarket Theatre
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Getting to the theater on the early side, usually about seven o'clock, changing into a dressing-gown, applying make-up, having a chat for a few minutes with other actors and then, quite unconsciously, beginning to assume another personality which would stay with me (but mostly tucked inside) until curtain down, was all I required of life. I thought it bliss.
Had played the Fool to Laurence Olivier
's first King Lear under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie
in 1946 when he was 31 and Olivier was 39. Olivier was generally considered less-than-successful in the part due to his youth and relative lack of maturity in classical parts (though his contemporaneous "Henry V" was a smash and hinted at his future greatness as an interpreter of William Shakespeare
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.