Alec Guinness



Place of birth:

Marylebone, London, England, UK:


Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. He was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He later won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. His is known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. He also played Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia and George Smiley in the TV adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.


Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (archive footage)
Vader Sessions (2006)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)
The Story of Star Wars (2004)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' (2003)
The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (2000)
Himself (archive footage)
Eskimo Day (1996)
Mute Witness (1995)
The Reaper
A Foreign Field (1993)
Tales from Hollywood (1992)
Kafka (1991)
The Chief Clerk
A Handful of Dust (1988)
Mr. Todd
Little Dorrit (1987)
William Dorrit
Monsignor Quixote (1987)
Father Quixote
David Lean: A Life in Film (1985)
A Passage to India (1984)
Prof. Godbole
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
Lovesick (1983)
Sigmund Freud
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)
Earl of Dorincourt
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Obi Wan Kenobi
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Raise the Titanic (1980)
John Bigalow
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)
Parkinson: Alec Guinness (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
Murder by Death (1976)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1976)
The Gift of Friendship (1974)
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Adolf Hitler
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Papst Innozenz III.
Scrooge (1970)
Jacob Marley's Ghost
Cromwell (1970)
King Charles I
Tweltfth Night (1969)
The Comedians (1967)
Major H. O. Jones
The Comedians in Africa (1967)
Himself (uncredited)
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Hotel Paradiso (1966)
Benedict Boniface
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago
Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious (1965)
Wilhelm Frick
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Marcus Aurelius
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Prince Feisal
H.M.S. Defiant (1962)
Captain Crawford
A Majority of One (1961)
Koichi Asano
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
Our Man in Havana (1959)
Jim Wormold
The Scapegoat (1959)
John Barratt / Jacques De Gue
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Gulley Jimson
Barnacle Bill (1957)
Captain William Horatio Ambrose
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Col. Nicholson
The Swan (1956)
Prince Albert
The Ladykillers (1955)
Professor Marcus
The Prisoner (1955)
The Cardinal
To Paris with Love (1955)
Sir Edgar Fraser
The Stratford Adventure (1954)
Father Brown (1954)
Father Brown
The Captain's Paradise (1953)
Captain Henry St. James
Malta Story (1953)
Flight Lt. Peter Ross
The Card (1952)
Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Sidney Stratton
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Henry 'Dutch' Holland
The Mudlark (1950)
Benjamin Disraeli
Last Holiday (1950)
George Bird
A Run for Your Money (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
Oliver Twist (1948)
Great Expectations (1946)
Herbert Pocket
Evensong (1934)
W.W.I. soldier in concert audience (uncredited)
The Horse's Mouth (1958)