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Alec Guinness

A Celebration

by Taylor, John Russell.

  • 233 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Trafalgar Square .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Individual actors & performers,
  • Individual Actors And Actresses,
  • Individual Movie Actors And Actresses,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8632249M
    ISBN 101862055017
    ISBN 109781862055018
    OCLC/WorldCa47821107


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Alec Guinness by Taylor, John Russell. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sir Alec Guinness was one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. With a talent recognised by discerning critics from his very first appearance on the stage, he gained a world-wide reputation playing roles on the screen such as Fagin in Oliver Twist and Sidney Stratton in The Man in the White Suit.4/5(30).

By Alec Guinness - A Positively Final Appearance: A Journal, () [Hardcover] by Alec Guinness | out of 5 stars 3. Alec Guinness: The Authorized Biography Piers Paul Read. out of 5 stars Hardcover. $ Only 1 left in stock - order soon. A Positively Final Appearance: A Journal, Alec Guinness.

out of 5 stars Hardcover. $ Only 1 left in stock - order by: 5. Very well written book about Alec's life and stage career; a fleeting mention of his various film parts with little insight.

My favorite Guinnes film, "Last Holiday" is only mentioned in passing. This is disappointing/5(45). Sir Alec Guinness was one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. With a talent recognised by discerning critics from his very first appearance on the stage, he gained a world-wide reputation playing roles on the screen such as Fagin in Oliver Twist and Sidney Stratton in The Man in the White Suit.

His performance as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai won him an Oscar Reviews: 1. Alec's Guinness autobiography is a collection of selected memories and reflections, organised around a chronology.

Not a must read, since the author refrains from any consideration or observation that may allow the reader a glimpse of his own personality.

I personally found it interesting as a source of sociological analysis on the /5(34). This book is about the famous actor Alec Guinness. Actually today he is most famous today for a role in Star Wars.

There are two lines about Star Wars in this book and about what happened to the salary for that movie. Anyway, this book tells you about stage acting /5.

Alec Guinness's autobiography is one of the wittiest, most entertaining memoirs to come out of the theater in a long time.

Here is Alec Guinness himself, on his film career, on his religious beliefs, on his war experiences, as well as brilliant pen portraits of well /5(2).

Alec Guinness, who died three years ago at 86, was the opposite kind of celebrity. Parsimonious and repressed, he kept his piggy bank full to the snout and his underpants clamped firmly in place.

This celebratory volume is a tribute to Alec Guinness's life, achievements and passions, chronicling his rise through film, theatre and writing.

During a career that began in the 's Guinness captured imaginations with each new role played, quickly earning him the reputation as 'the man with a thousand masks'/5. Alec Guinness, in full Sir Alec Guinness, original name Alec Guinness de Cuffe, (born April 2,London, England—died August 5,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. Alec Guinness, Actor: Star Wars. Alec Guinness was an English actor.

He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (), Fagin in Oliver Twist (), Col.

Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Writer.

By Alec Guinness A Commonplace Book (First Edition) Oct by Alec Guinness Hardcover. £ By Alec Guinness My Name Escapes Me: The Diary of a Retiring Actor (4thEdition) Aug by Alec Guinness.

A definitive, revealing biography of actor Alec Guinness, whose career spanned much of the twentieth century. He appeared in seventy-seven films and fifty-five plays, acclaimed for such roles as Professor Marcus in The Lady Killers, Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars and George Smiley in Brand: CentreHouse Press.

Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (), Fagin in Oliver Twist (), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (), and Professor Godbole in A.

Rare Sir Alec Guinness Interview September Rare Sir Alec Guinness Interview September Alec Guinness is a charming writer and his memoirs are well worth a read, being easy, entertaining, and funny.

This commonplace book includes poetry, Shakespeare, incidents in his life, jokes, Biblical verses, and dreams. It's a very relaxing read and Guinness's selection of Shakespeare alone is worth the price/5.

Alec Guinness full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Yet the author himself once said that Sir Alec Guinness made Smiley his own.

Produced for British television inTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ranks high on the shortlist of adaptations that rise fully to the source material's challenges, thanks in no small part to or: John Irvin. Father Brown (The Detective in the United States, also marketed as Father Brown – Detective) is a British mystery comedy film, starring Alec Guinness as the title character, with Joan Greenwood and Peter the American film Father Brown, Detective (), it is based loosely on "The Blue Cross" (), the first Father Brown short story by G.

Chesterton. Here is the legendary Alec Guinness starring in ‘The Man Who Could work Miracles’ adapted from the original tale by H.G. Wells and Laurence Olivier starring in 'The Suicide Club' adapted from the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Honor Guinness, who made Alec's acquaintance on board the Queen Mary in by sending him a note asking him to take tea with 'his cousin', thought Alec's father was either her uncle, Ernest Guinness, or his brother Walter, a well-known seducer of women who was ennobled as Baron Moyne in and assassinated by Zionist terrorists in Cairo in Author: Piers Paul Read.

Sir Alec Guinness died in at the age of eighty-six, grateful to Chesterton's Father Brown, who led him by the hand into the Church, and to a young boy's recovery, which sealed a bargain with God. Sir Alec Guinness. Master actor of theatre, film and television whose self-deprecating manner could not disguise a formidable talent In his unpretentious and beautifully written book, Guinness.

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy. This game show host just set a Guinness World Record for "the most episodes ever hosted by the same presenter." Who is, Alex Trebek.

Trebek hosted his 6,th episode of "Jeopardy!" on Friday, June 13 -- yes, we said 6,th. Trebek, 73 has hosted the quiz game show since Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward, and features an introduction presented by Alistair Cooke; the original music score was composed by Mischa film is based on the book Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account (first translated in English.

A huge hit on its release, the film prompted the Daily Express to claim that "aside from Scotch whisky, Mr Alec Guinness is the best export to America we Author: Xan Brooks. Directed by Ennio De Concini. With Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento. A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Buy Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography by Read, Piers Paul (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: In which living as Obi-Wan Kenobi proves to be the best revenge.

Born inAlec Guinness, writes novelist-historian Read (Alice in Exile,etc.), was a bastard—in that old-fashioned, literal sense, that is.“My mother was a whore,” Guinness plainly told his friend John le Carré, a bit peeved at the : Piers Paul Read.

Alec Guinness. AKA Alec Guinness de Cuffe. Born: 2-Apr Birthplace: London, England Died: 5-Aug Location of death: Midhurst, West Sussex, England Cause of death: Cancer - Liver Remains: Buried, Petersfield Cemetery, Petersfield, Hampshire, England Gender: Male Religion: Roman Catholic Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Bisexual Occupation: Actor Born: Sir Alec Guinness Biography.

Guinness was one of the most formidable and versatile actors of the post-war period. Appearing in roles as diverse as Fagan in Oliver Twist, to the greatest Ealing comedies, and to Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, Alec Guinness was much loved for his commanding performances – rich in diversity and depth of character.

Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson, the by-the-book commander of British troops held in a Japanese POW camp in Southeast Asia, who oversees the construction of. Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (–) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played nine different characters.

He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (), Fagin in Oliver Twist (), Col. However, a voice recording of the late Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi was used in a episode. Upcoming series. Ewan McGregor is set to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming limited Disney+ series centered around the character, which will.

Alec Guinness () appeared in the stage and screen versions of Dickens' Great Expectations (, ). He also portrayed eight members of one family in Kind Hearts and Coronets ().

Winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for The Bridge on the River Kwai (), the versatile Sir Alec later portrayed such figures as Arabian Prince Faisal, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, English King. Alec Guinness would’ve celebrated his th birthday on April 2, The Oscar-winning performer excelled in comedy, drama, and most famously, science fiction, starring in.

Sir Alec Guinness, acting's preeminent master of disguise, first drew attention as Fagin, providing a wonderfully Dickensian performance that totally concealed the actor within in David Lean's "Oliver Twist" ().

His most dramatic display of versatility came playing eight roles, including a. Lewis Gilbert's Damn the Defiant. was among the last historical films of its kind, produced with a big-name cast (Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Quayle, etc.) on a multimillion-dollar budget.

It was also shot in CinemaScope, which means that the DVD is a major revelation. Since its theatrical run inhardly anyone had ever seen it in widescreen, and the movie never made it to laserdisc.

15 hours ago  Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars franchise. He first appeared in with Sir Alec Guinness at the reigns. Guinness introduced the character (and the Jedi) to fans everywhere and became the great and wise sage that .