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Alec Guinness (Alec Guinness de Cuffe)

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Biography

Marylebone, London, England, UK
Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England, and was raised by his mother, Agnes Cuffe. While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in 1934 and played classic theater with the Old Vic from 1936. In 1941, he entered the Royal Navy as a seaman and was commissioned the next year. Beyond an extra part in Evensong (1934), his film career began after World War II with his portrayal of Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946). Read more...

Actor

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Character: The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha

Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949

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Character: Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin

The Card 1952

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Character: Col. Sir Edgar Fraser

To Paris with Love 1955

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Character: Colonel Nicholson

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

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Character: Captain William Horatio Ambrose

Barnacle Bill 1957

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Character: Jim Wormold

Our Man in Havana 1959

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Character: Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.

Tunes of Glory 1960

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Character: Prince Feisal

Lawrence of Arabia 1962

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Character: Yevgraf

Doctor Zhivago 1965

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Character: Jacob Marley's Ghost

Scrooge 1970

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Character: Earl of Dorincourt

Little Lord Fauntleroy 1980

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980

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Character: The Chief Clerk

Kafka 1991

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Character: Himself - Guest

Late Night with David Letterman 1982

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Character: William Dorrit

Little Dorrit 1987

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Character: Himself - Guest

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Major H. O. Jones

The Comedians 1967

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Character: Koichi Asano

A Majority of One 1961

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Character: Gulley Jimson

The Horse's Mouth 1958

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Character: Sidney Stratton

The Man in the White Suit 1951

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Character: Bensonmum

Murder by Death 1976

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Character: Jebal Deeks

Startime 1959

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Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

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Character: Himself

Arena 1975

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Character: Koichi Asano - Film A Majority of One

Pioneers of Television 2008

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Character: Captain Henry St. James

The Captain's Paradise 1953

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Writing

Character: Gulley Jimson

The Horse's Mouth 1958

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