Alec Guinness

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Sir Alec Guinness
Sir Alec Guinness in 1973 bi Allan Warren
BornAlec Guinness de Cuffe
2 Apryle 1914(1914-04-02)
Paddington, Lunnon, Ingland
Dee'd5 August 2000(2000-08-05) (aged 86)
Midhurst, Wast Sussex, Ingland
Cause o daith
Liver cancer
Years active1934–96
Hauf-marrae(s)Merula Salaman
(m. 1938–2000)
BairnsMatthew Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, CH CBE (2 Aprile 1914 – 5 August 2000) wis an Inglis actor. Efter an early career on the stage he wis featurt in several o the Ealing Comedies, includin Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played aicht different chairacters. Houiver, he wis probably best kent for his sax collaborations wi David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he wan the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Yevgraf in Doctor Zhivago (1965), an Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). He is an aa weel kent for his portrayal o Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s oreeginal Star Wars trilogy. He wis ane o the three major Breetish actors, alang wi John Gielgud an Laurence Olivier, who, immediately efter the Seicont Warld War, successfully transeeetioned frae Shakespearean theatre in thair home kintra tae Hollywid blockbusters.