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Alec Guinness

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  • 'Tinker Tailor' takes on Cold War espionage with political distance

     
    Tomas Alfredson directed "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," the first adaptation of the John le Carré book since the 1979 TV mini-series starring Sir Alec Guinness. The new movie stars Gary Oldman as iconic spy character George Smiley....
  • John le Carré's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' reissued

    John le Carré's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' reissued
    During the writing of an early draft of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," recalls John le Carré in an introduction to his classic spy novel, now reissued by Penguin Books along with a selection of his other works, he was banging his head against the wall....
  • Paperback writers: Classic Le Carré

    Paperback writers: Classic Le Carré
    First published in 1974, John le Carré's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Penguin: 400 pp., $16) deals with the quest to ferret out a double agent within the highest levels of the British secret service. The novel's plot weaves together a backward-...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg

    PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg
    Michael Gough Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...
  • Friday's Highlights: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' on NBC.

     
    TV listings for the week of Jan. 23 - 29 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at: www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv This week's TV Movies FAMILY TREE: Archivist Kathy Lauder, right, helps Vanessa Williams research her...
  • Susannah York dies at 72; actress

    Susannah York dies at 72; actress
    Actress Susannah York became a star in the 1960s with performances in several high-profile films such as 1969's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" for which she received an Academy Award nomination. But she fought to be noticed for more than her striking...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: Gustavo Dudamel on KCET

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be......
  • Film review: 'True Grit'

     
    For the first two-thirds of their careers, the producing/directing/writing team of Ethan and Joel Coen stuck to original screenplays. (More or less: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” claims to be based on “The Odyssey,” but isn't. â...
  • Theater review: 'Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open' at El Centro Theatre

     
    Audiences should be grateful for repressive families—how else would great comics be formed? The draconian parents of Gwendoline Yeo are the launching point for her irreverent “Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open,” now at El Centro Theatre....
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Bret Michaels to 'American Idol'? | Charlie Sheen to jail? | Green Day to Tony Awards

     
    • Bret Michaels appeared on the finale of "American Idol" last week and says he is in the running to replace Simon Cowell as a judge next season. The curmudgeonly Cowell even endorsed the idea that Michaels, who has battled back from a series of...
  • Sir Patrick's day: Capt. Picard gets promoted by Queen

     
    Patrick Stewart has many accolades as a stage actor, but for fanboys he will forever be "Star Trek's" Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and "X-Men's" Professor Charles Xavier. On Wednesday he was given a truly royal honor as Queen Elizabeth II knighted......