Sir Alec Guinness was an English actor. He portrayed the elderly Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy Star Wars films. Archive footage of his voice saying the word "afraid" (which was edited so that he would call out Rey's name) was used to portray Obi-Wan's Force Ghost voice in The Force Awakens. His other line, "These are your first steps.", was spoken by Ewan McGregor, who played him in Episodes I, II, and III. He also portayed the Chief Clerk in Kafka.

He was mentioned in Saving Mr. Banks as PL Travers describes him as "one of the greats".

Disney Role


  • While Star Wars is one of his most memorable roles, he reportedly disliked Star Wars.[1].
  • He was considered for the role as Bert in Mary Poppins, along with several other actors that were considered, but the role was later given to Dick Van Dyke.
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