Knowledge Identifier: +Alec_Guinness
He appeared as Romeo in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" , Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night" and as Exeter in "Henry V" in 1937, both opposite Laurence Olivier, and Ferdinand in "The Tempest," opposite Gielgud as Prospero
Martita Hunt - As Miss Havisham, she reprised her role from the 1939 stage adaptation by Alec Guinness which provided the inspiration and template for Lean's film
Guinness returned to the Old Vic in 1946 and stayed until 1948, playing Abel Drugger in Ben Jonson's "The Alchemist", the Fool in "King Lear" opposite Laurence Olivier in the title role, DeGuiche in "Cyrano de Bergerac" opposite Ralph Richardson in the title role, and finally starring in an Old Vic production as Shakespeare's Richard II
Jane Baxter - Another classic role in 1948 was Viola in "Twelfth Night" at the Old Vic, directed by Alec Guinness
Irene Worth - In the 1950s, Worth demonstrated her exceptional versatility by playing in the farce "Hotel Paradiso" in London with Alec Guinness, high tragedy in the title role of Schiller's "Mary Stuart", co-starring Eva Le Gallienne; and on Broadway and Shakespearean comedy in "As You Like It" at Stratford, Ontario
Last Holiday (1950 film) - "'Last Holiday"' is a 1950 British film featuring Alec Guinness in his sixth starring role
Thelma Moss - She was one of the earliest members of The Actors Studio; as a scriptwriter, her biggest success was the screenplay for the 1954 Alec Guinness film "Father Brown"
Alec Guinness was formally received into the Roman Catholic Church on 24 March 1956
Mike Morgan (actor) - His film acting debut was in the 1957 film comedy "Barnacle Bill", which starred Alec Guinness
Kay Walsh - Her own favourite film role was that of the barmaid Miss D. Coker in Neame's 1958 film of "The Horse's Mouth", with Alec Guinness
John Bratby - In 1958 Bratby created works for the fictional artist Gulley Jimson in the Alec Guinness film "The Horse's Mouth"
A Passage to India (film) - Despite having quarrelled with Lean in the 1960s about a proposed film about Gandhi that ultimately was scrapped, Alec Guinness agreed to portray Professor Godbole
He next played the title role in "Macbeth" opposite Simone Signoret at the Royal Court Theatre in 1966, a conspicuous failure
Adrienne Corri - The range and versatility of her acting is shown by appearances in such diverse productions as the 1969 science fiction movie "Moon Zero Two" where she played opposite the ever dependable character actor Sam Kyd , and again in 1969, in "Twelfth Night", directed by John Sichel, as the Countess Olivia, where she played opposite Alec Guinness
Guinness played the role of Jamessir Bensonmum, the blind butler, in the 1976 Neil Simon film "Murder By Death"
Michael Jayston - In 1979 he played Peter Guillam opposite Alec Guinness in the serial "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Ricky Schroder - He starred as the title character in the film "Little Lord Fauntleroy" alongside Alec Guinness in 1980
In 1988, he received an Academy award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "Little Dorrit"
The incident did not become public knowledge until April 2001, eight months after his death when a BBC News article claimed that Guinness was in fact bisexual and that he had successfully kept his sexuality private from the public eye as his closest friends and family members knew he had sexual relationships with men
Piers Paul Read - In 2003 his authorised biography of the actor Alec Guinness was published