28 wins & 19 nominations.
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Kind Hearts and Coronets
The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
The Chief Clerk
Sir Fennimore Truscott
Soldier in Concert Audience (Extra) (uncredited)
He acted in Edmond Rostand
's "Cyrano De Bergerac" at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England, with Ralph Richardson
, Nicholas Hannen, Joyce Redman
, Margaret Leighton
, George Relph, Harry Andrews
, Peter Copley, George Rose, Michael Turner, Oscar Quitak, Eric Pohlmann
and Michael Warre in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie
13 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
18 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
17 Magazine Cover Photos |
Alec Guiness | Mr. Alec Guinness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
| Agnes Cuff
Did You Know?
[on The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957)]: The original script was ridiculous, with elephant charges and girls screaming round in the jungle. When David Lean
arrived, with a new screenwriter, it became a very different thing. I saw Nicholson as an effective part, without ever really believing in the character. However, it paid off; it was a huge success and I got an Oscar for it, though I don't ...
It has been suggested that the character of master-spy George Smiley is the one which resembles Alec Guinness the most.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.