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Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor, director, and producer. A descendant of the renowned Terry acting family, he achieved early international acclaim for his youthful, emotionally expressive Hamlet which broke box office records on Broadway in 1937. He was known for his beautiful speaking of verse and particularly for his warm and expressive voice, which his colleague Sir Alec Guinness likened to "a silver trumpet muffled in silk". Gielgud is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor, director, and producer. A descendant of the renowned Terry acting family, he achieved early international acclaim for his youthful, emotionally expressive Hamlet which broke box office records on Broadway in 1937. He was known for his beautiful speaking of verse and particularly for his warm and expressive voice, which his colleague Sir Alec Guinness likened to "a silver trumpet muffled in silk". Gielgud is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 130

Birthday 1904-04-14

Day of Death 2000-05-21

Place of Birth South Kensington, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Arthur John Gielgud
  • Sir John Gielgud

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film as himself
2000 Catastrophe as The Protagonist
1998 Elizabeth as The Pope
1998 The Tichborne Claimant as Cockburn
1998 Quest for Camelot as Merlin (voice)
1998 Merlin(8 episodes) as King Constant
1997 A Dance to the Music of Time(4 episodes)
1997 David as Stimme Gottes
1996 Hamlet as Priam
1996 The Portrait of a Lady as Mr. Touchett
1996 Looking for Richard as Himself/Interview
1996 The Leopard Son as Narrator
1996 Shine as Cecil Parkes
1996 DragonHeart as King Arthur (voice) (uncredited)
1996 Gulliver's Travels(2 episodes) as Professor of Light
1995 Haunted as Doctor Doyle
1995 First Knight as Oswald
1994 A Summer Day's Dream
1994 Scarlett(4 episodes)
1992 The Power of One as St. john
1992 Shining Through as Sunflower
1992 A Walk Through Prospero's Library as Prospero
1992 Swan Song
1991 Prospero's Books as Prospero
1991 Strauss Dynasty(6 episodes)
1991 The Strauss Dynasty as Drechsler
1991 The Best of Friends as Sydney Cockerell
1990 A TV Dante as Virgil
1990 Strike It Rich
1989 Summer's Lease(4 episodes) as Haverford Downs
1989 Getting It Right as Sir Gordon Munday
1988 A Man for All Seasons as Cardinal Wolsey
1988 War and Remembrance(12 episodes) as Aaron Jastrow
1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks as Hobson
1988 Appointment with Death as Colonel Carbury
1987 Inspector Morse(2 episodes)
1986 The Canterville Ghost as Sir Simon de Canterville
1986 The Whistle Blower as Sir Adrian Chappie
1986 Theban Plays: Antigone as Tiresias
1986 Theban Plays: Oedipus the King as Tieresias
1985 Plenty as Sir Leonard Darwin
1985 Leave All Fair as John Middleton Murry
1985 Romance on the Orient Express as Theodore Woodward
1985 The Shooting Party as Cornelius Cardew
1984 Frankenstein as Blind Hermit
1984 Camille as Duke de Charles
1984 Six Centuries of Verse(16 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
1984 The Master of Ballantrae as Lord Durrisdeer
1984 Scandalous as Uncle Willie
1983 Wagner(10 episodes) as Pfistermeister
1983 The Wicked Lady as Hogarth
1983 The Scarlet and the Black as Pope Pius XII
1983 Invitation to the Wedding
1982 Marco Polo(8 episodes) as Doge von Venedig
1982 Gandhi as Lord Irwin
1982 Inside the Third Reich as Albert Speer Sr.
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Charmolue
1981 Brideshead Revisited(14 episodes) as Edward 'Ned' Ryder
1981 Priest of Love as Herbert G. Muskett
1981 Arthur as Hobson
1981 Chariots of Fire as Master of Trinity
1981 Lion of the Desert as Sharif El Gariani
1981 Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery as Marquis of Caterhan
1981 Sphinx as Abdu-Hamdi
1980 The Elephant Man as Carr Gomm
1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? as Reverend Jones
1980 The Conductor as John Lasocki
1980 The Formula as Dr. Abraham Esau, Director Reich Energy
1979 The Human Factor as Brigadier Tomlinson
1979 Tales of the Unexpected(2 episodes)
1979 Murder by Decree as Prime Minister Lord Salisbury
1979 Caligula as Nerva
1978 Les Misérables as Gillenormand
1978 Richard II as John of Gaunt
1978 Romeo & Juliet as Chorus
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(2 episodes)
1978 No Man's Land as Spooner
1977 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man as The Preacher
1977 Heartbreak House as Captain Shotover
1977 Providence as Clive Langham
1976 Peter Pan as Narrator
1976 Second City Television(1 episode)
1976 The Picture of Dorian Gray as Lord Henry Wotton
1976 Aces High as Headmaster
1975 Galileo as The Old Cardinal
1974 Murder on the Orient Express as Mr. Beddoes
1974 11 Harrowhouse as Meecham
1974 Gold as Farrell
1973 Frankenstein: The True Story as Chief Constable
1973 Lost Horizon as Chang
1972 Probe as Harold L. Streeter (as Sir John Gielgud)
1972 Eagle in a Cage as Lord Sissal
1972 Home as Harry
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1970 Menace(1 episode)
1970 Julius Caesar as Julius Caesar
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War as Count Leopold Von Berchtold
1968 The Shoes of the Fisherman as The Elder pope
1968 Assignment to Kill as Curt Valayan
1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade as Lord Raglan
1968 Sebastian as Head of Intelligence
1966 Alice in Wonderland as Mock Turtle
1966 The Mayfly and the Frog as Gabriel Quantara
1966 ABC Stage 67(1 episode)
1966 Ages of Man
1965 Chimes at Midnight as Henry IV
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1965 The Loved One as Sir Francis Hinsley
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre(1 episode)
1964 Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as Ghost (voice)
1964 Becket as King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
1963 To Die in Madrid as Narrator (English version) (voice)
1962 The Cherry Orchard as Gaev
1959 The Big Party(13 episodes)
1957 Saint Joan as Earl of Warwick
1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street as Edward Moulton-Barrett
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Foster
1955 Richard III as George, Duke of Clarence
1954 Romeo and Juliet as Chorus
1953 Julius Caesar as Cassius
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(4 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1945 A Diary for Timothy as Hamlet
1941 An Airman's Letter to His Mother as Narrator
1941 The Prime Minister
1936 Secret Agent as Edgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden
1933 The Good Companions as Inigo Jollifant
1929 The Clue of the New Pin as Rex Trasmere
1924 Who Is the Man? as Daniel

Directing

1964 Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne TheatreDirector

Writing

2016 Trouser BarWriter

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