Alec Guinness (1914–2000)

Actor | Soundtrack | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) | The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) | The Horse's Mouth (1958)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 19 nominations More »
AKA 
Alec Guiness | Mr. Alec Guinness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star  Less
BORN 
Apr 2, 1914 (died Aug 5, 2000)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

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Past Film & Video (49 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (15 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (2 episodes, 2014), In Memory Of (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 2
  • Primary photo for Interview DayInterview Day (TV Movie) James  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Screen OneScreen One (TV Series) Amos (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for PerformancePerformance (TV Series) Heinrich Mann (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Father Quixote (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for EdwinEdwin (TV Movie) Sir Fennimore Truscott  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Smiley's PeopleSmiley's People (TV Mini-series) George Smiley (6 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982 6
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  • Primary photo for Little Lord FauntleroyLittle Lord Fauntleroy (TV Movie) Earl of Dorincourt  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-series) George Smiley (7 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 7
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  • Primary photo for Caesar and CleopatraCaesar and Cleopatra (TV Movie) Julius Caesar  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Gift of FriendshipThe Gift of Friendship (TV Movie) Jocelyn Broome  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for ITV Saturday Night TheatreITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) Malvolio (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Thirty-Minute TheatreThirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) The Executioner (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for StartimeStartime (TV Series) Jebal Deeks (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Baker's DozenBaker's Dozen (TV Movie) The Major  Less 1955
Self (29 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Starring Sigmund FreudStarring Sigmund Freud (Short) Self  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Episode IV: Crew and Cast InterviewsEpisode IV: Crew and Cast Interviews (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Q.E.D.Q.E.D. (TV Series) Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1994
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The London Standard Film AwardsThe London Standard Film Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for ApostrophesApostrophes (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The British Academy AwardsThe British Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Morecambe & Wise ShowThe Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The 52nd Annual Academy AwardsThe 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Honorary Award Recipient  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for ParkinsonParkinson (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Second Annual West End Theatre AwardsThe Second Annual West End Theatre Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Star Wars'The Making of 'Star Wars' (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Film ExtraFilm Extra (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Tuesday's DocumentaryTuesday's Documentary (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for SoloSolo (TV Series) Himself - Reader (2 episodes, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Comedians in AfricaThe Comedians in Africa (Short) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for PasternakPasternak (Short) Himself  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The 18th Annual Tony AwardsThe 18th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Eye on New YorkEye on New York (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Farewell to the VicFarewell to the Vic (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Rise and Fall of a Jungle GiantThe Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant (Short) Himself  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Himself - Set of "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957
    • Episode #3.7 (Nov 3, 1957) Himself - Set of "The Bridge on the River Kwai"  Less
  • Primary photo for Rowlandson's EnglandRowlandson's England (Short) Narrator  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The Square MileThe Square Mile (Short) Narrator (voice)  Less 1953
Archive Footage (53 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Toys That Made UsThe Toys That Made Us (TV Series) Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
    • Star Wars (Dec 22, 2017) Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hell's Club Part 2. Another NightHell's Club Part 2. Another Night (Video) The Jedi (archive footage)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Richard E. Grant on Ealing ComediesRichard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
    • Kind Hearts and Accolades (Sep 25, 2016) Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Alec Guinness)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Nostalgia CriticThe Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Drunken PeasantsThe Drunken Peasants (TV Series) Obi-Wan Kenobi / Obi Wan Kenobi (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2016
  • Primary photo for Elstree 1976Elstree 1976 Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2015 £135K $12K / —
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2015 $245MM $937MM / $2.07B
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber DuelStar Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Episode #44.13 (Dec 9, 2015) Himself - Interviewee (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Himself / Fagin (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Series) Koichi Asano - Film A Majority of One (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Breaking Barriers (Apr 29, 2014) Koichi Asano - Film A Majority of One (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for America's Book of SecretsAmerica's Book of Secrets (TV Series) Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Prophets of Science FictionProphets of Science Fiction (TV Series) Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
    • George Lucas (Feb 22, 2012) Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi / Obi-Wan Kenobi (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2010
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • 2009 Awards (Jan 31, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Casting a ClassicCasting a Classic (Video) Godbole (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for 5 Second Movies5 Second Movies (TV Series) Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Lego Star Wars: The Complete SagaLego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Video Game) Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for British Film ForeverBritish Film Forever (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for On the LotOn the Lot (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
    • Auditions #1 (May 22, 2007) Self (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hitler: The Comedy YearsHitler: The Comedy Years (TV Movie) Adolf Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Lego Star Wars II: The Original TrilogyLego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Video Game) Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and BlockbustersBoffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Col. Nicholson (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Science of Star WarsScience of Star Wars (TV Mini-series) Self (3 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: BattlefrontStar Wars: Battlefront (Video Game) Ben Obi-Wan (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for When Star Wars Ruled the WorldWhen Star Wars Ruled the World (TV Movie) Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' TrilogyEmpire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (Video) Himself / Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Special interview footage with John le Carré and John IrvinSpecial interview footage with John le Carré and John Irvin (Video) George Smiley (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself / Various Roles (2 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2003
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia'The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Quentin Tarantino's Star WarsQuentin Tarantino's Star Wars (Video) Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Heroes of ComedyHeroes of Comedy (TV Series) Self (2 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997–2002
    • Sidney James (Feb 23, 2002) Self (archive footage)  Less
    • Alastair Sim (Apr 30, 1997) Self (archive footage) (as Sir Alec Guinness)  Less
  • Primary photo for R2-D2: Beneath the DomeR2-D2: Beneath the Dome (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for LegendsLegends (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
    • Alec Guinness (Aug 14, 2001) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 73rd Annual Academy AwardsThe 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Orange British Academy Film AwardsThe Orange British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Captain Henry St. James (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Parkinson: The InterviewsParkinson: The Interviews (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
    • Alec Guinness (Oct 10, 1997) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Super Star WarsSuper Star Wars (Video Game) Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive sound) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Memories of 1970-1991Memories of 1970-1991 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode)  Less 1991– 
    • 1983 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 61st Annual Academy AwardsThe 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) William Dorrit (archive footage)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Golden GongThe Golden Gong (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Star Wars Holiday SpecialThe Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie) Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for To See Such FunTo See Such Fun Himself (archive footage)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for ReviewReview (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Lionpower from MGMLionpower from MGM (Short) Major H. O. Jones (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Geisha BoyThe Geisha Boy Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Das KünstlerporträtDas Künstlerporträt (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
    • Alec Guinness (Jul 16, 1958) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for MGM ParadeMGM Parade (TV Series) Prince Albert (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
    • Episode #1.34 (1956) Prince Albert (archive footage)  Less

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