Alec GUINNESS

Alec Guinness, in full Sir Alec Guinness, original name Alec Guinness de Cuffe, (born April 2, 1914, London, England—died August 5, 2000, Midhurst, West Sussex), British actor famous for the variety and excellence of his stage and screen characterizations. Tall and unremarkable in appearance, he played a great range of characters throughout his long career. His trademarks were subtle but telling facial expressions and exquisitely nuanced performances.
From his youth, Guinness was interested in acting, though he was not much encouraged. At age 18 he began working for an advertising agency, but he soon began to study acting and made his stage debut in 1934 as an extra at the King’s Theatre in Hammersmith, London. Three years later he got his first real break when he joined the acting company of John Gielgud. As a member ...

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