The British film and theater actor.
2 April 1914 (Westminster, London, UK) – 05 August 2000 (county of West Sussex, UK).
In 14 years, he lost his father Alec. Years of teaching at the guest house were not very cheerful. The dream to become an actor at times seemed unenforceable. Even when he was accepted into theater school, it was not known if he can learn. Everything depended on whether he will find a job that would give him a livelihood. It was only an extra sitting in the theater, he was able to continue studying acting skills.
In 1941, the Guinness left to fight. The sailor, Lieutenant, Captain – Guinness served in the Mediterranean, took part in the landing in Sicily, delivered ammunition guerrillas Greece and Yugoslavia.
In 1946, he returned to London. It took only five years to Alec Guinness was one of the greatest masters of English theater.
He made his debut in the theater of John Gielgud, who in 1938 entrusted him play Hamlet. By 1955 his reputation in the theater world was that the Queen awarded him the Order of the British Empire, and four years later made a knight.
The movie was filmed largely in Guinness David Lean – director, known for his performances krupnobyuzhetnymi on historical themes. Guinness has played in almost all of its major projects, including “Oliver Twist”(1948),”The Bridge on the River Kwai”(1957),”Lawrence of Arabia”(1962),”Doctor Zhivago”(1965) and”A Passage to India”( 1984). But the first real success came to him after the black comedy”Kind Hearts and Coronets” (1949), in which Guinness played just eight people, including a woman.
For the “Bridge over the River Kwai”Guinness was awarded the”Oscar”. Most viewers of the next generation, he is known as the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars.” Although this role has brought him a fortune, the actor is rumored to have disliked it, and George Lucas was worth a lot of time and nerves to persuade him to take part in the filming of each new episode.
1946, July 16 – August 11 – “The vicious circle» / «Vicious circle», according to Sartre’s play “For zakrytmi doors.” Dir. Peter Brook / Arts Theatre Club, London – Garsen.
1946 – “The Brothers Karamazov” intsenirovka Alec Guinness on the novel by FM Dostoevsky. Dir. Peter Brook / Lyric Theatre, London – Mitya Karamazov.
prizes and awards
In 1979, he was awarded an honorary “Oscar” for various achievements during the long and successful acting career.
Award “Golden Globe” (1957):