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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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents.
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.