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Alec Guinness

 
Alec Guinness Headshot
Date of Birth: April 02, 1914
Date of Death: August 05, 2000 (86)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1964
Dylan Thomas
  [Broadway]
1950
An Unidentified Guest
  [Broadway]
1942
Flight Lieutenant Graham

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1964
Dylan Thomas

  [Broadway]
1950
An Unidentified Guest

  [Broadway]
1942
Flight Lieutenant Graham


Alec Guinness Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Actor of the Year in a New Play
Alec GuinnessA Walk In The Woods
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - The Society's Special Award Gold Star
Sir Alec Guinness
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Actor of the Year in a New Play
Alec GuinnessThe Old Country
 
Drama League Awards - 1964 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Sir Alec Guinness
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Alec Guinness, Dylan
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1960 - Best Actor Gold Star
Alec GuinnessRoss

Alec Guinness News

Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards Will Star in UK Tour of New Stage Adaptation of THE LAV Photo Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards Will Star in UK Tour of New Stage Adaptation of THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Comedy duo Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards are set to reunite and embark on a UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.

Stratford Festival Cuts the Ribbon at New Tom Patterson Theatre Photo Stratford Festival Cuts the Ribbon at New Tom Patterson Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The Stratford Festival has announced the official opening of its glorious new Tom Patterson Theatre. After two years of waiting, the ribbon was finally cut this morning, in anticipation of the very first performance on stage, which begins at 2 p.m.

Cast Announced For The Premiere Of Deborah McAndrew's Adaptation Of Arnold Bennett's  Photo Cast Announced For The Premiere Of Deborah McAndrew's Adaptation Of Arnold Bennett's Novel THE CARD
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Claybody Theatre have today announced the casting for the premiere of Deborah McAndrew's stage adaptation of Arnold Bennett's celebrated 1911 novel The Card.¬†¬†which opens at Fenton Town Hall from 29 June ‚Äď 9 July.

Claybody Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE CARD Photo Claybody Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE CARD
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Claybody Theatre is delighted to announce that this summer it will be presenting the world premiere of Deborah McAndrew’s (A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse and Pride and Prejudice, Grosvenor Open Air Theatre) new stage adaptation with music of Arnold Bennett’s celebrated 1911 novel The Card.  

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to be Presented at The Lyric Stage Company of  Photo A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to be Presented at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder with Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman will find its way to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston after originally scheduled to open on May 15, 2020.

BWW Interview: Jenny O'Hara in THE FOREST at New Jersey Repertory Company Photo BWW Interview: Jenny O'Hara in THE FOREST at New Jersey Repertory Company
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 10, 2022

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Jenny O’Hara about her career and The Forest at NJ Rep.

Stratford Festival Begins 68th Summer Season on July 13 Photo Stratford Festival Begins 68th Summer Season on July 13
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

The Stratford Festival will mark the start of the 2021 season on July 13, the 68th anniversary of the very first performance held under a tent back in 1953, and the official opening of the year's first show, Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre.

Final Week to See YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Starring Max von Essen Photo Final Week to See YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Starring Max von Essen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021

Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson directed by Jonathan Bank is available on demand through June 14th only! Part of  the Mint Theater Company's Silver Lining Streaming Series of on-demand streaming of the three-camera archival recordings (filmed in HD!).

Max von Essen, Todd Cerveris and More Star in YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Stream Presented by  Photo Max von Essen, Todd Cerveris and More Star in YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Stream Presented by Mint Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021

Mint Theater Company will continue the Silver Lining Streaming Series with the on-demand streaming of the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson directed by Jonathan Bank beginning Monday, March 22nd, and continuing through May 16th.

Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason to Star in Virtual Staged Reading of THE LETTERS OF Photo Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason to Star in Virtual Staged Reading of THE LETTERS OF NO√čL COWARD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2020

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the virtual staged reading of The Letters of No√ęl Coward, directed by Bob Balaban, on Tuesday, August 25, at 8 p.m.

Alec Guinness Videos

Photo/Video: First Look at THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT VideoPhoto/Video: First Look at THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2019

Brand new production images and footage is released today of Sean Foley's hotly anticipated stage adaptation of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit. The production recently embarked on a three week engagement at Theatre Royal Bath before its world premiere at the Wyndham's Theatre, London, with performances from 27th September 2019 until 11th January 2020 and opening night on 8th October 2019.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Twenty years after they first performed the roles, Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell re-united to sing 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime LIVE at the Kennedy Center at the et Freedom Ring! concert in collaboration with Georgetown University on January 21st, 2019. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Covers JERUSALEM Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - Apr 22, 2011

JERUSALEM, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, La Bête), began previews on April 2, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The production, directed by Ian Rickson, opened last night, April 21 and will play a limited 16-week engagement. Broadway Beat was there to capture the opening night fun!

BWW TV: JERUSALEM on Broadway - Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2011

JERUSALEM, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, La Bête), began previews on April 2, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The production, directed by Ian Rickson, opens tonight, April 21 and will play a limited 16-week engagement. Click below for a performance preview!

STAGE TUBE: Corden and Stewart Confrontation At Glamour Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2010

James Corden and Sir Patrick Stewart had an awkward onstage spat at the Glamour Awards.

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings On The Today Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2009

Brian Stokes Mitchell visited The Today Show to sing a selection from his new CD/DVD 'Ring Christmas Bells.' Mitchell also discussed his 'Lights on Broadway With brian Stokes Mitchell' children's book, a benefit for The Actors Fund. Each book comes with a CD single of 'I was Here.'


Alec Guinness Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alec Guinness been in?
Alec Guinness has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Alec Guinness been in?
Alec Guinness has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alec Guinness been nominated for?
Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for A Walk In The Woods , The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards) , Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Old Country , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Dylan and Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Ross .

What awards has Alec Guinness won?
The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Dylanand Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Ross.