(1914-) English actor of stage and screen. His films include Great Expectations 1946, Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 (in which he played eight parts), The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 (Academy Award), and Star Wars 1977.
A kind of bitter stout.
Irish brewing family who produced the dark, creamy stout of the same name. In 1752 Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) inherited Ł100 and used it to set up a brewery in Leixlip, County Kildare, which was moved to Dublin 1759. The business grew under his son Arthur (1767–1855) and under Arthur's son Benjamin (1798–1868), who developed an export market in the US and Europe.
In the 1980s, the family interest in the business declined to no more than 5% as the company expanded by taking over large and established firms such as Bells in 1985 and Distillers in 1986 (the takeover of the latter led to a trial 1990.