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)
Appered (as "John") in "Time Out of Mind", Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England
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?
An actor is an interpreter of other men's words, often a soul which wishes to reveal itself to the world but dare not, a craftsman, a bag of tricks, a vanity bag, a cool observer of mankind, a child and 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.
When Guinness served in the Royal Navy as a captain during the second world war, he admitted many years later to harboring strong feelings of affection toward his own sailors.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.