Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Alec Guinness 100

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alec Guinness, BMFI presents four of the greatest comedies that the actor made at the legendary Ealing Studios, along with our annual screening of Lawrence of Arabia, in which Guinness plays a supporting, but pivotal, part.

About Alec Guinness
After honing his craft on the British stage—and seeing action in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve during WWII—legendary actor Alec Guinness successfully transitioned to film stardom with his expert and versatile character work showcased in a wide variety of genres. From the early ealing studios comedies to David Lean’s sweeping epics, to his unforgettable turn as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, Guinness’s acclaimed body of work was recognized by a myriad of awards, and a knighthood in 1959.

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