Appeared (as "Eric Birling") in "An Inspector Calls", Old Vic Theatre Company, New Theatre
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[his diary entry after viewing Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) for the first time] It's a pretty staggering film as spectacle and technically brilliant. Exciting, very noisy and warmhearted. The battle scenes at the end go on for five minutes too long, I feel, and some of the dialogue is excruciating and much of it is lost in noise, but it remains a vivid experience.
In the last year of his life, Sir Alec had been receiving hospital treatment for failing eyesight due to glaucoma, and he had been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer in January 2000. By the time his liver cancer was discovered in July 2000, it was at an extremely advanced stage, making surgery impossible.