He acted in the production, "Sybil: A Celebration of Sybil Thorndike's 90th Birthday," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Sybil Thorndike, Laurence Olivier, Jane Casson, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Ustinov, Joan Plowright, Joyce Grenfell, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Webster, Ursula Jeans, Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph ...
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on winning the Best Actor award for The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957)] No doorstop shenanigans for me. I'll put the Oscar on my mantel, which I realize makes very dull copy, except that I'll put a mirror on the mantel so that I'll get a view of Oscar's back too.
The 2003 book "Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography" reprints several letters that Guinness wrote to his longtime friend and correspondent Anne Kaufman in which he expressed his displeasure with and dubiousness about the quality of Star Wars (1977) as it was in production. Before filming started, he wrote: "I have been offered a movie (20th Century Fox) which I may accept, if they come up with...
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.