Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit. Reportedly hated working on Star Wars (1977) so much, Guinness claims that Obi-Wan's death was his idea as a means to limit his involvement in the film. Guinness also claims to throw away all Star Wars related fan mail without even opening it.
1914-2000. Was a famous English stage and motion-picture actor
Ben Kingsley got the part
IMDB rating 8.2/10. Director: David Lean. Winner of 2 Oscars incl. Best Cinematography.
IMDB rating 8.0/10. Director: David Lean
IMDB: 8.5/10. Director: David Lean. Won 7 Oscars including best picture. Won 4 Baftas & 3 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.
Director: Ronald Neame. Also starred Mike Morgan, Robert Coote & Arthur Macrae. Plot: A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.
Should they let him play...or should they put him away?
Director: Robert Hamer. Also starred Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee & Sid James. Plot: Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown (Guinness)has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
Director: Charles Crichton. Also starred Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding & Edie Martin. Plot: Comedy about a meek bank clerk who plans a theft from his own bank.
Director: Ronald Neame. Also starred Petula Clark, Edward Chapman & Veronica Turleigh
Director: Henry Cass. Also starred Grégoire Aslan, Jean Colin & Muriel George. Plot: Alec Guinness plays a salesman of agricultural machinery who finds out that he hasn't long to live....
Director: Carol Reed. Also starred Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward & Jo Morrow. Plot: Jim Wormold (Guinness) is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly (Morrow)...
Director: Alexander Mackendrick. Also starred Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger & Howard Marion-Crawford. Plot: A man invents a fabric that won't get dirty or wear out, but he seems to have made more enemies than friends in the process...
Director: Robert Hamer. Also starred Elina Labourette, Jacques François & Austin Trevor
Director: Anthony Kimmins. Also starred Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson & Walter Crisham
Director: Alexander Mackendrick. Also starred Peter Sellers, Danny Green & Jack Warner. Plot: Comedy about a gang of crooks who rent a house in London, and the innocent old landlady that they think they can easily kill.
Director: Charles Frend. Also starred Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern & Allan Cuthbertson
Director: Robert Hamer. Also starred Irene Worth, Pamela Brown & Annabel Bartlett. Plot: A French count schemes to kill his wife and implicate a mild-mannered English schoolteacher whom he resembles
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst. Also starred Muriel Pavlow, Renée Asherson & Hugh Burden. Plot: In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open...
IMDB rating 8.3/10. Director: Robert Hamer. Bafta nomination for Best British Picture.