He played both Osric and the third player in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the New Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Frank Vosper, Laura Cowie, Jessica Tandy, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, George Devine, Jack Hawkins, William Devlin, Anthony Quayle, Ben Field and Geoffrey Toone in the cast. John Gielgud was ...
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
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We live in an age of apologies. Apologies, false or true, are expected from the descendants of empire builders, slave owners, persecutors of heretics and from men who, in our eyes, just got it all wrong. So, with the age of 85 coming up shortly, I want to make an apology. It appears I must apologize for being male, white and European.
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.