He acted in Julian Mitchell's play, "A Family and a Fortune," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Margaret Leighton, Nicola Pagett, Rachel Kempson, and Anthony Nicholls in the cast. Alan Strachan was director.
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Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on playing Gulley Jimson in The Horse's Mouth
(1958)] I try to get inside a character and project him - one of my own private rules of thumb is that I have not got the character until I have mastered exactly how he walks.
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.