Appeared (as "Arthur Wicksteed") in "Habeas Corpus", Lyric Theatre, London
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Getting to the theater on the early side, usually about seven o'clock, changing into a dressing-gown, applying make-up, having a chat for a few minutes with other actors and then, quite unconsciously, beginning to assume another personality which would stay with me (but mostly tucked inside) until curtain down, was all I required of life. I thought it bliss.
Went bald on top, and according to his Time magazine cover story of April 21, 1958, he was embarrassed by it but chose not to wear a hairpiece in private life. He told the Time writer that he had shaved the top of his head as a young man in his first professional acting engagement, playing a coolie. It never grew back properly after that, he lamented.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.