Appeared (as "Old Thorney") in "The Witch of Edmonton", Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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The stage was my prime interest. I had no ambition to be a film actor, and a screen career seemed unlikely to come my way. I'd done a stage adaption of "Great Expectations" before the war and this had been seen by David Lean
and Ronald Neame
. I went into the navy during the war, and when I came out they were preparing their film [Great Expectations
(1946)]. They remembered my performance on the ...
After Guinness won a two year scholarship from a dramatic academy, John Gielgud
, one of the competition judges, offered him a role in his production of "Hamlet" in 1934.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.