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Alec Guinness


British actor, writer (died aged 86) | The Man in the White Suit (1951), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Distinguished British stage actor, who, in the late 1940s, started a spectacular film career, first as a master of disguise, then as a young hero and later as any character from Hitler to Obi Wan Kenobi

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Alec Guinness received an honorary Oscar in 1979 ‘for advancing the art of screen acting’.

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Great Expectations (1946)
Herbert Pocket
Oliver Twist (1948)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The D’Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
A Run for Your Money (1949)
Last Holiday (1950)
George Bird
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Sidney Stratton
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
The Card (1952)
Edward Henry ‘Denry’ Machin
Malta Story (1953)
Flight Lt Peter Ross
The Captain’s Paradise (1953)
Capt Henry St. James
Father Brown (1954)
Father Brown
To Paris with Love (1955)
Col Sir Edgar Fraser
The Ladykillers (1955)
Professor Marcus
The Prisoner (1955)
The Cardinal
Barnacle Bill (1957)
Capt William Horatio Ambrose
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Colonel Nicholson
The Horse’s Mouth (1958)
Gulley Jimson
Our Man in Havana (1959)
Jim Wormold
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Major Jock Sinclair, DSO MM
HMS Defiant (1962)
Captain Crawford
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Prince Faisal
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Marcus Aurelius
Situation Hopeless – But Not Serious (1965)
Wilhelm Frick
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Cromwell (1970)
King Charles ‘Stuart’ I
Scrooge (1970)
Jacob Marley’s Ghost
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Adolf Hitler
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Raise the Titanic (1980)
John Bigalow
A Passage to India (1984)
Little Dorrit (1987)
William Dorrit
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