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John Gielgud

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gielgud, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 14, 1904 In South Kensington, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Who Is the Man? 1924-09-01
Latest Project:
Series Wagner 2022
Known For
Poster of Quest for Camelot
Poster of DragonHeart
Poster of Peter Pan
Poster of Around the World in Eighty Days
Series Wagner Pfistermeister 2022
Movie Nothing Like a Dame (archival footage) 2018-05-02
Movie Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film Himself 2016-07-18
Movie Catastrophe The Protagonist 2000-01-01
Movie Rachmaninoff: The Harvest of Sorrow Unknown 1998-01-01
Series Merlin King Constant 1998-04-26
Movie Quest for Camelot Merlin (voice) 1998-05-15
Movie The Tichborne Claimant Cockburn 1998-08-01
Movie Elizabeth The Pope 1998-09-13
Movie David Stimme Gottes 1997-03-23
Series A Dance to the Music of Time St. John Clarke 1997-10-09
Movie Shine Cecil Parkes 1996-08-15
Series Gulliver's Travels Professor of Light 1996-02-04
Movie The Leopard Son Narrator 1996-09-27
Movie DragonHeart King Arthur (voice) (uncredited) 1996-05-31
Movie Looking for Richard Himself/Interview 1996-10-11
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Mr. Touchett 1996-10-17
Movie Hamlet Priam 1996-12-25
Movie The Thomas The Tank Engine Man Himself (Voice) 1995-02-25
Movie First Knight Oswald 1995-07-07
Movie Haunted Doctor Doyle 1995-10-27
Series Scarlett 1994-11-13
Movie A Summer Day's Dream Unknown 1994-11-26
Movie A Walk Through Prospero's Library Prospero 1992-01-01
Movie Swan Song 1992-01-01
Movie Shining Through Sunflower 1992-01-31
Movie The Power of One St. John 1992-03-27
Movie The Best of Friends Sydney Cockerell 1991-01-01
Movie The Strauss Dynasty Drechsler 1991-01-01
Series Strauss Dynasty Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie A TV Dante (Cantos 9 to 14) Virgil (voice) 1991-03-06
Movie Prospero's Books Prospero 1991-08-30
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991-10-28
Movie Strike It Rich Unknown 1990-01-26
Movie Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond Self 1990-10-22
Movie A TV Dante Virgil 1990-06-13
Movie Getting It Right Sir Gordon Munday 1989-05-05
Series Summer's Lease Haverford Downs 1989-11-01
Movie Appointment with Death Colonel Carbury 1988-04-15
Movie Richard Burton: In from the Cold Self 1988-09-20
Movie Arthur 2: On the Rocks Hobson 1988-07-08
Series War and Remembrance Aaron Jastrow 1988-11-13
Movie A Man for All Seasons Cardinal Wolsey 1988-12-21
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Movie Theban Plays: Oedipus the King Tieresias 1986-09-16
Movie Theban Plays: Antigone Tiresias 1986-09-19
Movie The Canterville Ghost Sir Simon de Canterville 1986-12-31
Movie The Whistle Blower Sir Adrian Chappie 1986-11-21
Movie Romance on the Orient Express Theodore Woodward 1985-03-04
Movie The Shooting Party Cornelius Cardew 1985-02-01
Movie Plenty Sir Leonard Darwin 1985-09-20
Movie Leave All Fair John Middleton Murry 1985-06-24
Movie The Master of Ballantrae Lord Durrisdeer 1984-01-31
Movie Scandalous Uncle Willie 1984-01-29
Series The Far Pavilions Cavagnari 1984-04-22
Series Six Centuries of Verse Himself - Presenter 1984-05-02
Movie Frankenstein De Lacey 1984-12-27
Movie Camille Duke de Charles 1984-12-11
Movie Invitation to the Wedding Unknown 1983-01-01
Movie The Wicked Lady Hogarth 1983-04-21
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Pope Pius XII 1983-02-02
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Charmolue 1982-02-02
Movie Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer Sr. 1982-05-09
Movie Gandhi Lord Irwin 1982-11-30
Series Marco Polo Doge di Venezia 1982-12-05
Movie Lion of the Desert Sharif El Gariani 1981-04-17
Movie Sphinx Abdu-Hamdi 1981-02-11
Movie Chariots of Fire Master of Trinity 1981-05-15
Movie Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery Marquis of Caterhan 1981-03-08
Movie Arthur Hobson 1981-07-17
Series Brideshead Revisited Edward 'Ned' Ryder 1981-10-12
Movie Priest of Love Herbert G. Muskett 1981-10-11
Movie The Conductor John Lasocki 1980-02-27
Movie Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Reverend Jones 1980-03-30
Movie The Elephant Man Carr Gomm 1980-10-02
Movie The Formula Dr. Abraham Esau, Director Reich Energy 1980-12-19
Movie Murder by Decree Prime Minister Lord Salisbury 1979-02-01
Series Tales of the Unexpected Cyril Boggis 1979-03-24
Movie Caligula Nerva 1979-08-14
Movie The Human Factor Brigadier Tomlinson 1979-12-18
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie No Man's Land Spooner 1978-10-03
Movie Romeo & Juliet Chorus 1978-12-03
Movie Richard II John of Gaunt 1978-12-10
Movie Les Misérables Gillenormand 1978-12-27
Movie Providence Clive Langham 1977-01-25
Movie Heartbreak House Captain Shotover 1977-05-19
Movie A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Preacher 1977-09-01
Movie Aces High Headmaster 1976-05-19
Movie The Picture of Dorian Gray Lord Henry Wotton 1976-09-19
Series Second City Television Unknown 1976-09-21
Movie Peter Pan Narrator 1976-12-12
Movie Galileo The Old Cardinal 1975-01-27
Movie Gold Farrell 1974-06-08
Movie Frankenstein: The True Story Chief Constable 1974-09-19
Movie 11 Harrowhouse Meecham 1974-09-26
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Mr. Beddoes 1974-11-22
Movie Lost Horizon Chang 1973-03-17
Series Frankenstein: The True Story Chief Constable 1973-11-30
Movie Home Harry 1972-01-06
Movie Probe Harold L. Streeter (as Sir John Gielgud) 1972-02-21
Movie Eagle in a Cage Lord Sissal 1972-01-09
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie Julius Caesar Julius Caesar 1970-06-04
Series Menace Unknown 1970-09-29
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie Oh! What a Lovely War Count Leopold Von Berchtold 1969-03-10
Movie The Charge of the Light Brigade Lord Raglan 1968-04-10
Movie Sebastian Head of Intelligence 1968-01-24
Movie Assignment to Kill Curt Valayan 1968-08-15
Movie The Shoes of the Fisherman The Elder pope 1968-11-14
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie October Revolution Unknown 1967-10-11
Movie Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle 1966-12-26
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Movie Ages of Man Unknown 1966-01-23
Movie The Mayfly and the Frog Gabriel Quantara 1966-12-21
Movie Chimes at Midnight Henry IV 1965-03-16
Series Thirty-Minute Theatre Unknown 1965-10-07
Movie The Loved One Sir Francis Hinsley 1965-10-11
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie Becket King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France 1964-03-11
Movie Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Ghost (voice) 1964-09-23
Movie To Die in Madrid Narrator (English version) (voice) 1963-04-18
Movie The Cherry Orchard Gaev 1962-04-17
Series The Big Party Unknown 1959-10-08
Movie The Barretts of Wimpole Street Edward Moulton-Barrett 1957-01-16
Movie Saint Joan Earl of Warwick 1957-05-08
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Foster 1956-10-17
Movie Richard III George, Duke of Clarence 1955-12-13
Movie Romeo and Juliet Chorus 1954-09-01
Movie Julius Caesar Cassius 1953-06-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie A Diary for Timothy Hamlet 1945-12-31
Movie The Prime Minister 1941-01-02
Movie An Airman's Letter to His Mother Narrator 1941-06-05
Movie Secret Agent Edgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden 1936-05-31
Movie The Good Companions Inigo Jollifant 1933-01-01
Movie The Clue of the New Pin Rex Trasmere 1929-03-01
Movie Who Is the Man? Daniel 1924-09-01