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Alec Guinness

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)
Fagin
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Duke/ The Banker/ The Parson/ The General/ The Admiral/ Young Ascoyne D’Ascoyne/Young Henry/ Lady Agatha D’Ascoyne
A Run for Your Money (1949)
Whimple
Last Holiday (1950)
George Bird
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Sidney Stratton
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Holland
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 Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Colonel Nicholson
Barnacle Bill (1957)
Capt William Horatio Ambrose
The Horse’s Mouth (1958)
Gulley Jimson
Our Man in Havana (1959)
Jim Wormold
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Major Jock Sinclair, DSO MM
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Prince Feisal
HMS Defiant (1962)
Captain Crawford
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Marcus Aurelius
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Yevgraf
Cromwell (1970)
King Charles ‘Stuart’ I
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Ben
Raise the Titanic (1980)
John Bigalow
A Passage to India (1984)
Godbole
Little Dorrit (1987)
William Dorrit
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