Also stars Alec Guinness
, Moira Lister and Harry Secombe.
The legendary British actor was born Alec Guinness
de Cuffe on April 2, 1914 in London, but never knew the identity of his father - de Cuffe was his mother's surname.
Piers Paul Read's authorized biography of Alec Guinness
be gins provocatively with the actor's statement, "My mother was a whore.
As the last person ever to receive an autograph from Sir Alec Guinness
- eight months before his death - I'm sure he'd be pleased with the tribute.
Viewers can compare his pick-pocketing skills to those of George C Scott, Jim Dale, Russ Abbot, Lon Chaney Sir Alec Guinness
, Ron Moody and Barry Humphries.
It's been 50 years since Tom Patterson's dream of a theatre festival in his home town of Stratford, Ontario came true, when Sir Alec Guinness
stepped onto the unique thrust stage designed by Tanya Moiseiwitsch, under the director of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, for the first performance of Richard III on July 13, 1953.
The actor has appeared in four of George Lucas' movies having taken over the iconic character, which was first brought to life by Alec Guinness
Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker and Michael Gough are among | Alec Guinness
as Sidney the impressive supporting cast.
THE LADYKILLERS U, 87mins A digitally restored 60th anniversary edition of this wonderful Ealing classic which stars Alec Guinness
, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers and Danny Green as a gang of bank robbers posing as musicians renting rooms from the genial Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson).
The Royal Mail said it wanted to recognise the achievements of individuals from the world of arts, sport, design, economics and heroism, and they range from actor Sir Alec Guinness
to economist Barbara Ward.
Drama, based on the Charles Dickens novel, directed by David Lean, and starring Alec Guinness
, Anthony Newley, Robert Newton, John Howard Davies, Kay Walsh, Ralph Truman, Francis L Sullivan and Henry Stephenson.
Officials also ruled out a knighthood for actor Alec Guinness
on the grounds that it was 'premature' and delayed an honour for the novelist Iris Murdoch 'until she had done something better'.