He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andews, Leon Quartermaine, Richard Ainley, Angela Baddeley, George Devine, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, Dennis Price, David Tomlinson, John Justin, and Merula Salaman in the cast. ...
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957)]: The original script was ridiculous, with elephant charges and girls screaming round in the jungle. When David Lean
arrived, with a new screenwriter, it became a very different thing. I saw Nicholson as an effective part, without ever really believing in the character. However, it paid off; it was a huge success and I got an Oscar for it, though I don't ...
A heavy smoker for most of his life, he finally managed to give up the habit in his last years.
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and authority figures