Alec Guinness, the unknown a life by Garry O"Connor

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Published by Pan Books in London .

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  • Guinness, Alec, -- 1914-2000,
  • Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.

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StatementGarry O"Connor.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 438 p. :
Number of Pages438
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Open LibraryOL22559902M
ISBN 100330489593

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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. Directed by Ronald Neame. With Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price.

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Sir Alec Guinness had a homosexual side which remained publicly unknown in his lifetime because of the flair for evasion and secrecy which was also his trademark as an : John Ezard. O'Connor's recent book, Alec Guinness: The Unknown, went to inordinate lengths to prove the perfectly possible, but completely unsubstantiated surmise that Guinness was secretly gay.

You might hope that Read's lengthy official trawl, produced with the cooperation of Guinness's family and apparently with the actor's dying blessing, would at. Alec Guinness: The Unknown by Garry O'Connor pp, Sidgwick & Jackson, £ Alec Guinness, as I knew him - no, I have to stop right there.

I didn't know Alec Guinness. We had a sustained and. Kind Hearts and Coronets is a British black comedy film. It features Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson and Alec Guinness; Guinness plays nine characters.

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Pure and impure genius. 7 Decemberam. Text settings. Comments Share. ALEC GUINNESS: THE UNKNOWN. Garry O'Connor. Sidgwick, Author: Jonathan Cecil. 'Blessings in Disguise', which was originally published inis Sir Alec s autobiography. It is a The cast list of distinguished actors who have become distinguished authors is short, and indeed as far as my own reading goes, I can't think of anyone who rivals Sir Alec Guinness as both an actor of the utmost distinction and a writer of /5.

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Ironically, he almost turned down his memorable role in Star Wars. Commenting on the film’s benevolent power in the universe and the oft-repeated phrase — “May the force be with you” — Guinness said that as a.

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Following in the footsteps of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is charting the past of the galaxy far, far away and set to fill in the gaps of the Jedi Master's though the show's main arc is currently unknown.

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Alec Guinness de Cuffe Height 5' 10" ( m) While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in and played classic theater with the Old Vic from Inhe entered the Royal navy as a seaman and was commissioned the next year. Alec Guinness hated Star Wars, and wanted nothing to do with the "silly" movie that made him a star to young people of the late 70's and early 80's.

I have serious doubts he would voluntarily watch ANY Star Wars movie, especially one he wasn't a part of. In his biography, Alec Guinness: The Unknown, Garry O'Connor reports that Guinness was arrested and fined 10 guineas (£) for a homosexual act in a public lavatory in Liverpool in Guinness is said to have avoided publicity by giving his name to police and court as "Herbert Pocket", the name of the character he played in Great Born: Alec Guinness de Cuffe, 2 AprilPaddington.

In his biography, Alec Guinness: The Unknown, Garry O'Connor reports that Guinness was arrested and fined 10 guineas (£) for a homosexual act in a public lavatory in Liverpool in Guinness is said to have avoided publicity by giving his name to police and court as "Herbert Pocket", the name of the character he played in Great.

The Four Quartets, by T.S. Eliot: Read by Alec Guinness Admin Ap Ap Other Writers, Recommended Reading LD: This is one of the 20th century’s greatest long poems. Alec Guinness Wiki Biography (Sir) Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on 2 Aprilin Maida Vale, London, England, and was one of Britain’s was respected actors of the 20th century, best known for being featured in projects such as “Oliver Twist”, “Great Expectations”, “Doctor Zhivago”, and for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original “Star Wars” Of Birth: April 2, Raised in Scotland, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, she was 20 when she made her first important film, the classic "Tunes of Glory" with Alec Guinness.

She was to become an icon of s British films in such titles as "Kaleidoscope," "A Man for All Seasons," "The Killing of Sister George," "Oh. Sir Alec Guinness brought Star Wars gravitas and star power. In return, it garnered him an Oscar nomination, a new generation of fans, and a good deal of money.

But the actor-knight would become increasingly curmudgeonly about Star Wars and its fans, deriding autograph collectors for their "idiotic hobby" and saying of the film: "I shrivel inside each time it is mentioned.". Sir Alec Guinness, who has died a was the most versatile and subtle actor of his time, in the cinema and on television no less than on the stage.

His virtuosity reached a. Alec Guinness quotes that will make you get out of your comfort zone. There are so many Alec Guinness quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Alec Guinness quotes.

Guinness married the artist, playwright and actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (16 October – 18 October ) in ; inthey had a son, Matthew Guinness, who later became an actor.

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The film earned him an Oscar nomination and an awful lot of money, but Guinness had doubts about it even during the shooting, and in later years he came to despise it.

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Two Oscar ® nominations for Guinness, for both Best Actor and Screenplay.

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