Alec Guinness

British actor (1914-2000)

Sir Alec Guinness (2 April 19145 August 2000) was a British actor and diarist, most famous for his appearances in Ealing comedies and the original Star Wars trilogy.

Sir Alec Guinness


  • There seems to be no end to the senseless wickedness done on this little planet in a minor solar system, and we puny mortals appear to be decreasing in importance so far as the universe is concerned.
    • My Name Escapes Me (Penguin, 1997), 1st paperback edition, p. 57.
  • ...nothing is desperately important and the joy of life is just looking at it.
    • A Positively Final Appearance (Penguin, 1999), 3rd hardback edition, p. 2.

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