Alec Guinness

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English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)

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1979 The seven-part adaptation of John le Carr's novel starred Alec Guiness as George Smiley.
Carrie Fisher, Sir Alec Guiness and little known Harrison Ford starred in the sci-fi epic.
(1) Sir Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.
THE cloak worn by Sir Alec Guiness as Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars in 1977 sold for pounds 54,000 at a Bonham's sale in London yesterday.
Other celebrities include Lena Horne, Mirriam Makeba, Alec Guiness, Harold Pinter, Rudolf Nuryev and Mick Jagger.
Saturday; before the feature, "Performance in Depth, the Many Roles of Alec Guiness" at 6 p.m., Lorane Grange Hall No.
He said: "We had no idea who Adrian Warburton was and all of a sudden we have this man with a DFC, a DSO, a book written about him and who was portrayed by Alec Guiness in a movie!
After an exhaustive search, helmer George Lucas chose McGregor to play the younger version of Alec Guiness' Obi-Wan, a character the director calls the "steady center of the `Star Wars' saga."
The book contains quotes by famous people such as John Gielgud, Alec Guiness, Richard Burton, Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier, and tells of their antics on and off the stage.
After mid-century a smaller flow of writers, actors and thinkers followed--Muriel Spark, Alec Guiness, H.
The same is true of Neeson, who offers a number of Jedi profundities, but somehow leaves his charisma in "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins." MacGregor is the film's small gem, conceiving of a younger version of Alec Guiness' role in somewhat the same way as Robert De Niro thought out the young Vito Corleone in "Godfather II." None of this goes very far, though, and some of it is downright annoying.
One may recollect also the well-known Gaelic song whose English title is generally rendered as ~Ho-Ro My Nut-Brown Maiden', perhaps best remembered for its handsome air which may often be heard on the pipes on ceremonial occasions as a Company March of the Scots Guards, and one of the ~Tunes of Glory' planned by Alec Guiness's Highland colonel for his predecessor's military funeral in the film of that name.
Each, in its way, was elegantly executed, richly detailed and well acted (always excepting Alec Guiness's unforgivable charade in the elephant movie).
They have, as Alec Guiness said in Kind Hearts and Coronets, "all the exuberance of Chaucer without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities".