Appears (as "Michael Ransom") in "The Ascent of F.6", Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre
13 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
18 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
17 Magazine Cover Photos |
Alec Guiness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[his diary entry after viewing Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) for the first time] It's a pretty staggering film as spectacle and technically brilliant. Exciting, very noisy and warmhearted. The battle scenes at the end go on for five minutes too long, I feel, and some of the dialogue is excruciating and much of it is lost in noise, but it remains a vivid experience.
Reportedly answered one Star Wars fan's boast that he had seen the first movie over a hundred times, with a nod and the words "Promise me you'll never watch it again.". The boy was stunned, but his mother thanked Guinness.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.