Sir Alec Guinness de Cuffe was an English actor who portrayed the elderly Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Original Trilogy films. Archive footage of his voice was used to portray Obi-Wan's Force Ghost voice in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker. He also portrayed the Chief Clerk in Kafka.
His performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope earned him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination and is the only time someone received an Oscar nomination for their performance in a Star Wars film.
Apart from Star Wars, notable roles in his career include Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, which earned him a Best Leading Actor Academy Award. and Henry "Dutch" Holland in The Lavender Hill Mob, which earned him a Best Leading Actor Academy Award Nomination.