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Sir Alec Guinness, (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known...Wikipedia

Age: 86 (age at death)
Born: 2nd April, 1914, Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 5th August, 2000, Midhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Movies

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I gave my best performances during the war, trying to be an officer and a gentleman.

 

[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 think it made an enormous difference in my career.

 

Starred as Eric Birling alongside Sir Ralph Richardson in the first-ever showing of "An Inspector Calls" at the 'New Theatre', London, 1 October 1946.

 

He was one of the last surviving members of a great generation of UK actors, which included Sir Laurence Olivier , Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson .

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