SIR ALEX GUINNESS 1914-2000 R.I.P.

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I HAVE JUST HEARD THE SAD NEWS OF THE DEATH OF SIR ALEX GUINNESS SIR ALEX WAS ONE OF THE GREAT ACTORS OF HIS GENERATION HE FIRST MADE HIS NAME IN THE CLASSIC COMEDIES SUCH AS THE MAN IN THE WHITE COAT,THE LAVENDER HILL MOB AND OUR MAN IN HAVANA.BUT BY FAR THE BEST OF HIS EALING FILMS MUST BE KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS IN WHICH HE PLAYS 8 MEMBERS OF THE D'ASCOYNES FAMILY.

HE LATER STARED IN SOME GREAT MOVIES SUCH AS THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI AND THE CLASSIC LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.

BUT AS SCI-FI FAN WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM WILL BE AS BEN(OBI WAN)KENOBI IN THE FIRST THREE STAR WARS FILMS.

HE ALSO DID TINKER TAILOR SOLDER SPY FOR BBC AND SMILLEY'S PEOPLE BOTH FROM THE BOOKS BY JOHN LE CARRE.

ALEX WAS MARRIED FROM 1938 UNTIL IS DEATH SOMETHING THAT IS SO UNCOMMON IN THE ACTING WORLD HE HAD ONE SON

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