Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. However, he was probably best known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations , Fagin in Oliver Twist , Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai , Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia , Yevgraf in Doctor Zhivago , and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India . In later years, he achieved fame with younger audiences for his role as...
|Birthdate:||April 2, 1914|
|Date of death:||August 5, 2000|
|Also known as:||Alec Guinness de Cuffe, Alec Guiness, Sir Alec Guinness|