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: 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.
Should they let him play...or should they put him away?
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: 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: 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.
Director: Charles Frend. Also starred Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern & Allan Cuthbertson
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: Anthony Kimmins. Also starred Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson & Walter Crisham
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: 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: Robert Hamer. Also starred Elina Labourette, Jacques François & Austin Trevor
Director: Ronald Neame. Also starred Petula Clark, Edward Chapman & Veronica Turleigh
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.