John Gielgud

Theatre Director / Actor / Film Director | * 04/14/1904 († 96, 05/21/2000) | South Kensington, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Sir Arthur John Gielgud, (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. A member of the Terry family theatrical dynasty, he gained his first paid acting work as a junior member of his cousin Phyllis Neilson-Terry's company in 1922. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he worked in repertory theatre and in the West End before establishing himself at the Old Vic as an exponent of Shakespeare in 1929–31. During the 1930s Gielgud was a stage star in the West End and on Broadway, appearing in new works and classics. He began a parallel career as a director, and set up his own company at the Queen's Theatre, London. He was regarded by many as the finest Hamlet of his era, and was also known for high comedy roles such as John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest. In the 1950s Gielgud feared that his career was threatened when he was convicted and fined for a homosexual offence, but his colleagues and the public supp... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | History

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Awards & Nominations for John Gielgud

Laurence Olivier Awards Praemium Imperiale Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play Grammy Award for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording Order of Merit Companion of Honour Knight Bachelor Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Society of London Theatre Special Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play 2x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play
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Movies with John Gielgud as Actor(118)

as Self (archive footage)2018 Nothing Like a Dame
as Self (archive footage)2005 Revisiting Brideshead
as The Protagonist2000 Catastrophe
as The Pope1998 Elizabeth
as Merlin (voice)1998 Quest for Camelot
as Cockburn1998 The Tichborne Claimant
as Stimme Gottes1997 David
as Himself/Interview1996 Looking for Richard
as Cecil Parkes1996 Shine
as Mr. Touchett1996 The Portrait of a Lady
as Narrator1996 The Leopard Son
as King Arthur (voice) (uncredited)1996 DragonHeart
as Priam1996 Hamlet
as Doctor Doyle1995 Haunted
as Oswald1995 First Knight
as Himself (Voice)1995 The Thomas The Tank Engine Man
as Sunflower1992 Shining Through
as Svetlovidov1992 Swan Song
as St. John1992 The Power of One
as Prospero1991 Prospero's Books
as Drechsler1991 The Strauss Dynasty
as Sydney Cockerell1991 The Best of Friends
as Herbert Dreuther1990 Strike It Rich
as Virgil1990 A TV Dante
as Sir Gordon Munday1989 Getting It Right
as Colonel Carbury1988 Appointment with Death
as Cardinal Wolsey1988 A Man for All Seasons
as Eddie Loomis1987 Quartermaine's Terms
as Sir Simon de Canterville1986 The Canterville Ghost
as Sir Adrian Chappie1986 The Whistle Blower
as Jasper Swift1986 Time After Time
as Tiresias1986 Theban Plays: Antigone
as Theodore Woodward1985 Romance on the Orient Express
as Sir Leonard Darwin1985 Plenty
as Cornelius Cardew1985 The Shooting Party
as John Middleton Murry1985 Leave All Fair
as Lord Durrisdeer1984 The Master of Ballantrae
as Duke de Charles1984 Camille
as Uncle Willie1984 Scandalous
as De Lacey1984 Frankenstein
as Pope Pius XII1983 The Scarlet and the Black
as Hogarth1983 The Wicked Lady
as Albert Speer Sr.1982 Inside the Third Reich
as Lord Irwin1982 Gandhi
as Abdu-Hamdi1981 Sphinx
as Herbert G. Muskett1981 Priest of Love
as Sharif El Gariani1981 Lion of the Desert
as Hobson1981 Arthur
as Marquis of Caterhan1981 Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery
as Master of Trinity1981 Chariots of Fire
as Reverend Jones1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
as Carr Gomm1980 The Elephant Man
as John Lasocki1980 The Conductor
as Dr. Abraham Esau1980 The Formula
as Nerva1979 Caligula
as Brigadier Tomlinson1979 The Human Factor
as Prime Minister Lord Salisbury1979 Murder by Decree
as Chorus1978 Romeo & Juliet
as Gillenormand1978 Les Misérables
as Spooner1978 No Man's Land
as John of Gaunt1978 Richard II
as Clive Langham1977 Providence
as The Doctor1977 Joseph Andrews
as Lord Henry Wotton1976 The Picture of Dorian Gray
as Headmaster1976 Aces High
as The Old Cardinal1975 Galileo
as Mr. Beddoes1974 Murder on the Orient Express
as Farrell1974 Gold
as Chief Constable1974 Frankenstein: The True Story
as Meecham1974 11 Harrowhouse
as Chang1973 Lost Horizon
as Harry1972 Home
as Harold L. Streeter (as Sir John Gielgud)1972 Probe
as Lord Sissal1972 Eagle in a Cage
as Julius Caesar1970 Julius Caesar
as Count Leopold Von Berchtold1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
as Curt Valayan1968 Assignment to Kill
as Head of Intelligence1968 Sebastian
as The Elder pope1968 The Shoes of the Fisherman
as Gabriel Quantara1966 The Mayfly and the Frog
as Mock Turtle1966 Alice in Wonderland
as Sir Francis Hinsley1965 The Loved One
as Henry IV1965 Chimes at Midnight
as King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France1964 Becket
as Narrator (English version) (voice)1963 To Die in Madrid
as Gaev1962 The Cherry Orchard
as Edward Moulton-Barrett1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
as Earl of Warwick1957 Saint Joan
as George, Duke of Clarence1955 Richard III
as Chorus1954 Romeo and Juliet
as Cassius1953 Julius Caesar
as Hamlet1945 A Diary for Timothy
as Edgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden1936 Secret Agent
as Inigo Jollifant1933 The Good Companions
as Rex Trasmere1929 The Clue of the New Pin
as Daniel1924 Who Is the Man?

TV Shows/Series with John Gielgud as Actor(25)

as Professor of Light2013 Cruel Palace: War of Flowers
as King Constant2013 Unbreakable Machine-Doll
as St. John Clarke1997 A Dance to the Music of Time
as Haverford Downs1989 Summer's Lease
as Aaron Jastrow1988 War and Remembrance
as Lord Hinksey1987 Inspector Morse
as Cavagnari1984 The Far Pavilions
as Himself - Presenter1984 Six Centuries of Verse
as Doge di Venezia1982 Marco Polo
as Edward 'Ned' Ryder1981 Brideshead Revisited
as Cyril Boggis1979 Tales of the Unexpected
as Clinton-Meek1974 QB VII
as Various Roles1972 ABC Afterschool Special
as himself1971 Great Performances
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Captain Shotover1965 Play of the Month

Movies with John Gielgud as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer2016 Boys On Film 15: Time & Tied
Writing/Writer2016 Trouser Bar

Full Name: John Arthur Gielgud
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 04/14 1904 (April) in South Kensington, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Sunday, 05/21 2000 (May) in Wotton House (aged: 96)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Westminster School
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Siblings: Frances Eleanor Gielgud, Lewis Gielgud, Val Gielgud
Father: Henry Lex Franciszek Adam Gielgud
Mother: Kate Terry-Lewis
Student of: Helen Haye, Claude Rains, Kenneth Barnes
Other names for John Gielgud (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Arthur John Gielgud"
"Sir John Gielgud"
"A Gentleman"
John Gielgud frequently works together with these people:
Laurence Olivier (17x, Actor)
Ralph Richardson (17x, Actor)
Anthony Hopkins (9x, Actor)
Andrew Ray (8x, Actor)
Kenneth Branagh (7x, Actor)
Trevor Howard (7x, Actor)
Cyril Cusack (7x, Actor)
Edward Fox (7x, Actor)
Burt Bacharach (7x, Actor)
Michael Winner (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2247, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/17/2023