Sir Alec Guinness

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Sir Alec Guinness, by Derek Allen, 1960 - NPG x45667 - © Derek Allen / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Derek Allen / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Alec Guinness

by Derek Allen
blue-toned bromide print, 1960
10 3/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (265 mm x 245 mm)
Purchased, 1994
Photographs Collection
NPG x45667

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  • Derek Allen (1925-). Artist associated with 51 portraits.

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Guinness created the title role of Ross in Terence Rattigan's 1960 play about Lawrence of Arabia.l He is seen here in his dressing room at the Haymarket Theatre. The production was well received in both London and New York and Guinness won the Evening Standard Award (1961) for his performance. Two years later he played Prince Feisal in David Lean's film, Lawrence of Arabia.

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