Alec Guinness

Profession: Actor
Alec Guinness
Real name: Alec Guinness de Cuffe
Birthdate: April 02, 1914
Date of death: August 05, 2000
Age: 86 years
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Horoscope: Aries


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Alec Guinness Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Academy Honorary Award WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Leading Actor - Drama WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED

Venice Film Festival

 - Volpi Cup - Best Actor WINNER


 - Best Leading Actor TV - Drama WINNER
 - Best actor on TV WINNER
 - Best British Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED


 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie NOMINATED

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER

New York Film Critics Circle

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
Alec Guinness de Cuffe was an British Actor. He has won two Academy Awards, an Golden Globes Awards and three BAFTA Awards. He's known for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and A Passage to India (1984).

All Movies of Alec Guinness

  • Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel (TV)
    The documentary, Star Wars:Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel, examines the sport and athleticism behind the choreography and training utilized in the making of Star Wars lightsaber duels and how the battles progressed throughout th
    Character: Self (archive footage)
    United States  2015
  • The Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai
    This documentary, included with the film's DVD release treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Bridge on the River Kwai, about the determination of a group of British soldiers in a Japanese POW camp to m...
    United States  2000
  • Mute Witness
    A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film in Moscow is locked in the studio after hours. While trying to get out the building she witnesses a brutal murder as a snuff film is being made, and she must run for her life. She str...
    Character: The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star)
    United Kingdom  1994
  • A Foreign Field (TV)
    Amos and Cyril are a pair of British veterans from WWII, going back to Normandy 50 years after D-Day to visit an old buddy's grave. There, they run into Waldo, an American WWII vet. And both Waldo and Cyril run into a French woman...
    Character: Amos
    United Kingdom  1993
  • Kafka
    Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major e...
    Character: The Chief Clerk
    United States  1991
  • Little Dorrit
    Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit and of her father residing in the Marshals...
    Character: William Dorrit
    United Kingdom  1988
  • Monsignor Quixote (Great Performances) (TV)
    In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene Quixote is an old spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the village's mayor and his car called Rosinante. On ...
    United States  1987
  • A Handful of Dust
    We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, lord and lady, live on his enormous estate with their young son. Tony's not much for par...
    Character: Mr. Todd
    United Kingdom  1987
  • A Passage to India
    Circa 1920, during the Indian British rule, Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed was born and brought up in India. He is proficient in English, and wears Western style clothing. He meets an old lady, Mrs. Moore, at a mosque, who asks him to accompan...
    Character: Godbole
    United Kingdom  1984
  • Star Wars. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts his father Darth Vader in ...
    United States  1983
  • Smiley’s People (TV Miniseries)
    George Smiley is once again called out of innocent retirement to trace an enemy infiltrator in the department where he was once the prize employee. The shy and retiring master of espionage moves forwards to investigate and finds h...
    Character:  George Smiley 6 episodes, 1982
    United Kingdom  1982
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy
    Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rathe...
    Character: Earl of Dorincourt
    United Kingdom  1980
  • Raise the Titanic
    US Naval Intelligence attempts to raise the Titanic, the ocean-liner that sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. It is believed that her cargo contains rare minerals that will enable the Americans to perfect a defense system completel...
    United Kingdom  1980
  • Star Wars. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    The Empire Strikes Back - Three years later Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in...
    United States  1980
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (TV Miniseries)
    George Smiley has been retired for about a year when he finds a friend from the circus, his old outfit in British Intelligence sitting in his living room. He is taken to the home of an advisor to the Prime Minister on intelligence...
    Character:  George Smiley 7 episodes, 1979
    United Kingdom  1979
  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope
    In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker, a young farmboy on Tatooine, is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Ob...
    Character: Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
    United States  1977
  • Murder by Death
    Millionnaire Lionel Twain invites the five most brilliant private eyes to a dinner - and a murder. So, Sidney Wang from China, Dick Charleston from New York, Jessica Marbles from England, Milo Perrier from Belgium and Sam Diamond ...
    Character: Bensonmum
    United States  1976
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    The story follows young Francesco (Graham Faulkner) as he emerges from post-war trauma, renounces all worldly possessions, and attains enlightenment as a simple monk. His materialist father wants him to go into his textile busines...
    Character: Pope Innocent III
    Italy  1972
  • Scrooge
    In 1860, the stingy and cranky Ebenezer Scrooge that hates Christmas; loathes people and defends the decrease of the surplus of poor population runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving a bitter treatm...
    Character: Jacob Marley's Ghost
    United Kingdom  1970
  • Cromwell
    Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the E
    Character: King Charles 'Stuart' I
    United Kingdom  1970
  • The Comedians
    Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic white hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism. Complications include a friendship with a rebel...
    Character: Major H. O. Jones
    United States  1967
  • The Quiller Memorandum
    Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in ...
    United Kingdom  1966
  • Doctor Zhivago
    Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). In the tradition...
    Character: Yevgraf
    United States  1965
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
    Marcus Aurelius Antonius, philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him i...
    Character: Marcus Aurelius
    United States  1964
  • Lawrence of Arabia
    David Leans masterpiece--perhaps the greatest of screen epics--stars Peter O'Toole. The film is less an ordinary adventure than an experience that leaves an overwhelming sense of the struggle between two powerful forces: the Arabi...
    Character: Prince Feisal
    United Kingdom  1962
  • A Majority of One
    A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.
    Character: Koichi Asano
    United States  1961
  • Tunes of Glory
    Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the regiment has returned to Scotland, and a new ...
    Character: Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
    United Kingdom  1960
  • Startime (TV Series)
    TV Series (1959-1960). 1 season. 33 episodes. An anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety broadcast in color.
    Character:  Jebal Deeks 1 episode, 1959
    United States  1959
  • Our Man in Havana
    Graham Greene wrote this witty comedy inspired by Cold War paranoia. Jim Wormald (Alec Guiness) is an Englishman selling vacuum cleaners in Cuba on the cusp of the revolution. Hawthorne (Noel Coward), a British intelligence agent,...
    United Kingdom  1959
  • The Horse's Mouth
    Gulley Jimson is broke, difficult, conniving, uncouth, and a welcher - but an artist. The visions in his head may not really satisfy him when realized, but the quest continues, for the perfect wall. The Beeders leave for six weeks...
    Character: Gulley Jimson
    United Kingdom  1958
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
    British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile, British agents seek to destroy it. After surrendering his unit to the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson demands his men behave by the book, and refuses to ...
    Character: Colonel Nicholson
    United Kingdom  1957
  • The Swan
    Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched a...
    Character: Prince Albert
    United States  1956
  • The Ladykillers
    A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two room apartment in an isolated house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover sto...
    United Kingdom  1955
  • The Prisoner
    The Prisoner is based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty, who after suffering under Nazi persecution was imprisoned by the new Communist regime for remaining loyal to his religious convictions. Alec Guinnes...
    Character: The Cardinal
    United Kingdom  1955
  • Father Brown
    Father Brown is an eccentric priest who spends his spare time working as an amateur private-eye to capture and reform criminals. When he is outwitted by the sly, international art thief Flambeau, the priest has his work cut out fo...
    United Kingdom  1954
  • The Captain's Paradise
    Mediterranean ferryboat captain Henry St James has things well organised - a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving if rather more hot-blooded Nita in Tangiers. A perfect life. As long as neither woman deci...
    Character: Captain Henry St. James
    United Kingdom  1953
  • The Card
    A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman...
    Character: Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin
    United Kingdom  1952
  • The Man in the White Suit
    The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After a...
    Character: Sidney Stratton
    United Kingdom  1951
  • The Lavender Hill Mob
    Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) is a shy retiring man who dreams of being rich and living the good life. Faithfully, for 20 years, he has worked as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendleb...
    Character: Holland
    United Kingdom  1951
  • The Mudlark
    A young street urchin (Andrew Ray), half-starved and homeless, finds a locket containing the likeness of Queen Victoria (Irene Dunne). Not recognizing her, he is told that she is the "mother of all England." Taking the r...
    Character: Benjamin Disraeli
    United Kingdom  1950
  • Last Holiday
    George Bird is a salesman of agricultural machinery who finds out that he hasn't long to live. He decides to take the last holiday of the film's title and begins to find out that he was a more worthwhile and interesting person tha...
    United Kingdom  1950
  • A Run for Your Money
    Comedy in which a pair of Welsh miners, Twm and Dai Jones, win a competition and take a trip to London to see the England-Wales Rugby match but miss their reception committee and get separated. One gets taken in by Alec Guinness's...
    United Kingdom  1949
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
    Louis Manzzini's mother belongs to the aristocratic family D'Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer. Therefore, she and Louis were rejected by the D'Ascoynes. Once adult, Louis decides to avenges his mother and him, by bec...
    Character: The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry /
    United Kingdom  1949
  • Oliver Twist
    Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who...
    United Kingdom  1948
  • Great Expectations
    Pip, a good-natured, gullible young orphan, lives with kind blacksmith Joe Gargery and his bossy, abusive wife 'Mrs. Joe'. When the boy finds two hidden escaped galley convicts, he obeys under -probably unnecessary- threat of a ho...
    Character: Herbert Pocket
    United Kingdom  1946

Alec Guinness Quotes

Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?.