He acted in Nikolai Gogol
's "The Government Inspector," at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England, with Harry Andrews
, Bernard Miles, Mark Dignam
, George Rose, Peter Copley, Kenneth Connor
, Rosalind Atkinson, Renee Asherson and Penelope Munday in the cast. John Burrell was director. Feliks Topolski
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Alec Guiness | Mr. Alec Guinness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on how much he disliked working on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) and his attempts to encourage George Lucas
to kill off Obi-Wan Kenobi] And he agreed with me. What I didn't tell him was that I just couldn't go on speaking those bloody awful, banal lines. I'd had enough of the mumbo jumbo.
While filming The Swan
(1956) in Hollywood, he met James Dean
, just days before the young actor's death. Sir Alec later recalled predicting that Dean would die in a car crash: when Dean showed Guinness his newly-bought Porsche, Guinness advised him to "Get rid of that car, or you'll be dead in a week!". Guinness unfortunately proved right.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.