1914–2000 | British actor, writer
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
Alec Guinness received an honorary Oscar in 1979 ‘for advancing the art of screen acting’.
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Watch Alec Guinness on British television
- Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
- Today at 11.45am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
- A rebel princess in a distant galaxy escapes, and with the help of her robots and a young farmer overcomes the threatening forces of evil.
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
- Tuesday at 8.25am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
- 25th November at 4.15pm on Sky Cinema Greats HD
- British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile British agents seek to destroy it.
- Tunes of Glory (1960)
- Thursday at 5pm on Sony Movies Action
- Thursday at 6pm on Sony Movies Action
- The new disciplinarian CO of a Highland regiment crosses swords with his lax, hard-drinking predecessor.
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- Friday at 6am on Sky Cinema Action HD
- Saturday at 4.15am on Sky Cinema Action
- An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.
- Great Expectations (1946)
- 24th November at 3.05pm on BBC Scotland HD
- 24th November at 3.05pm on BBC Two Wales HD
- A boy meets an escaped convict on the Romney Marshes, with strange consequences for both of them.
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