Appeared (as "Boyet") in "Love's Labour's Lost", Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre London
13 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
18 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
16 Magazine Cover Photos |
Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977)]: When it came to me in script form, I was in Hollywood on the last day of another movie and I heard it was a script by George Lucas
, well that meant something; you know, American Graffiti
(1973), this is a new generation, lovely. And then I opened it and saw it was science fiction and groaned, I thought "oh no, they've got the wrong man." I started ...
The 2003 book "Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography" reprints several letters that Guinness wrote to his longtime friend and correspondent Anne Kaufman in which he expressed his displeasure with and dubiousness about the quality of Star Wars as it was in production. Before filming started, he wrote: "I have been offered a movie (20th Century Fox) which I may accept, if they come up with proper...
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.