On Guinness's birth certificate, the space for the mother's name shows Agnes de Cuffe. The space for the infant's name where first names only are given says Alec Guinness. The column for name and surname of father is blank. Guinness himself believed that his father was a Scottish banker, Andrew Geddes — , who paid for Guinness's public school education at Fettes College. Geddes occasionally visited Guinness and his mother, posing as an uncle. Also in , Guinness signed on with the Old Vic , where he was cast in a series of classic roles.
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The Port is with you[ edit ] Here's a weird fact. Just now watched Kind Hearts and Coronets, and between 53 and 54 minutes in, Alec Guinness , playing this time the somewhat demented rector of the church, after both had been drinking, says to Dennis Price , "My Lord, the Port is with you. Guinness only ever says, "The force will be with you, always," near the end of the film after the destruction of the Death Star. He says a great many other things about the force in many different ways throughout the film. It's entirely possible that he did say, "Luke, the force is with you," although I don't specifically remember it.
Monday, 16 April, , Convicted for a "homosexual act" in Sir Alec Guinness was bisexual, a fact that he managed to keep secret during his lifetime, according to three new biographies. He was charged with a homosexual act in a public lavatory in , but managed to keep the episode out of the public eye, according to an authorised biography. When arrested, he gave his name as Herbert Pocket - a character in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations who he was about to play in his screen debut. Guinness won an Oscar for Bridge on the River Kwai And his biographers say his bisexuality had "always been known" to family and friends.
Share via Email Sir Alec Guinness had a homosexual side which remained publicly unknown in his lifetime because of the flair for evasion and secrecy which was also his trademark as an actor. This is to be disclosed in three new theatrical biographies. They will reveal that Guinness, who died last August aged 86, was arrested, charged and fined in court in Liverpool in for a homosexual act in a public lavatory. But the case went unreported because - unlike the late Sir John Gielgud in a similar episode seven years later - he had the quickness of wit to give a false name which aroused no suspicions. Guinness called himself "Herbert Pocket".